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‘Forum for Decarbonizing Transport’

Published on August 25, 2021
Current Context: The ‘Forum for Decarbonizing Transport’ was jointly launched by NITI Aayog and World Resources Institute (WRI), India.
‘Forum for Decarbonizing Transport’
  • The forum will be implemented by NITI Aayog as it is its implementing partner for India.
  • The forum aims to reduce the peak level of GHG emissions in the transport sector on the Asian continent. It aims to reduce it in line with a well below the 2-degree pathway. The GHG emissions in the transport sector lead to the problems like congestion and air pollution.
  • The forum was launched under NDC-Transport Initiative for Asia (NDC-TIA) project, which is the joint initiative of 7 organisations that will work to promote a comprehensive approach to decarbonizing transport in the countries like China, India, and Vietnam.
  • Under the forum, both the entities along with project partners will work with stakeholders to frame strategies and business models to boost electric mobility in India.
  • The forum will also be a platform to have a dialogue of discussion to frame uniform policies to reduce carbon emissions from the transport sector.
  • Thus the forum will be a platform for achieving greening the transport sector in India.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of NITI Aayog: New Delhi
    • Chairperson of NITI Aayog: PM Narendra Modi
    • CEO of NITI Aayog: Amitabh Kant
    • HQ of WRI: Washington, D.C., United States

Question: 

Q.1 Which organisation launched ‘Forum for Decarbonizing Transport’?
a. NITI Aayog
b. World Resources Institute (WRI)
c. World Economic Forum
d. Both (a) and (b)
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