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Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) – Transport Initiative for Asia (TIA)

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Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) – Transport Initiative for Asia (TIA):


NITI Aayog has launched the India Component of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC)–Transport Initiative for Asia (TIA).

About NDC- TIA:

It is a joint programme, supported by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU).

  • It aims to promote a comprehensive approach to decarbonize transport in India, Vietnam, and China.
  • It is implemented by a consortium of seven other organisations.
  • On behalf of the Government of India, NITI Aayog will be the implementing partner.


The NDC-TIA programme has a duration of 4 years.

It will allow India and other partner countries to achieve accountable long-term targets by making a sectoral contribution through various interventions, coordinated with a large number of stakeholders in the domain.

  • This will contribute towards achieving their NDCs and increasing their ambition in the transport sector of 2025 NDCs.

Need for such initiatives:

  • India has a massive and diverse transport sector that caters to the needs of billion people.
  • It has the world’s second-largest road network, which contributes to maximum greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through all means of transportation.
  • With increasing urbanisation, the fleet size i.e. the number of sales of vehicles is increasing rapidly.
  • It is projected that the total number of vehicles will be doubled by 2030.


Prelims Link:

  1. What are Green House Gases?
  2. About the NDC-TIA programme.
  3. Implementation of the programme.
  4. Objectives 

Mains Link:

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Sources: pib.