Germany supporting India with NDC Transport Initiative funded by International Climate Initiative

NDC Transport Initiative for Asia (NDC TIA) is a regional project that aims at promoting a comprehensive approach on decarbonizing transport, i.e. a coherent strategy of effective policies that are coordinated among various sector ministries, civil society and the private sector. As a regional initiative, the project aims to disseminate knowledge also in other Asian countries. On the global level, it will disseminate and share experiences in the UNFCCC process. The project is a joint collaboration of seven organizations – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), World Resources Institute (WRI), International Transport Forum (ITF), Agora Verkehrswende (AGORA) Germany, Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT) Foundation, and Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century e.V. (REN21).

The India component of the project will focus on creating a national stakeholder platform that has the capacity to formulate pathways on decarbonising transport in India based on technical assistance. Additionally, it will focus on electric mobility domain in terms of improvement in policy and procurement frameworks for Electiric Vehicles and charging infrastructure. Key activities planned under the project cover topics such as transport modelling and advancing modelling capacities in India, technical support to the national stakeholder platform, contribution of Indian stakeholders to global/Asian best practice exchanges, integration of EV charging infrastructure into the electrical network, analysis on EV supply and demand side policies to support relevant stakeholders in developing appropriate policy instruments, EV cost benefit analysis tools etc. One initiative already started by GIZ is a single window platform for knowledge repository on e-mobility and low emission transport, in the form of a Digital Knowledge Library (DKL). The DKL will act as a national knowledge and information compendium keeping relevant stakeholders, information-seekers, educators, scholars, and general public up to date about the developments in the e-mobility and low emission transport at large. It will include resources such as policy and regulations, government notices, research papers, journals, published reports, latest news, relevant databases in the domain. 

To get to know more about this project kindly email Dr. Mitra at indradip.mitra(at)