Visioning to Implementation: National Transport Decarbonization Policies that match National Climate Targets in China, India, and Vietnam

5 December 2023

Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM (UTC+4)
Location: NDC Partnership Pavilion and online

The event will discuss the launch of a new signature report on NDC implementation and ambition in Asia, a new product of the NDC Transport Initiative for Asia (NDC-TIA). NDC-TIA is a joint program of seven organizations funded by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Actions (BMWK).

Language(s): ENG

Organised by:
WRI (GIZ, SLOCAT, REN21, Agora Verkehrswende)

In Asia, 14 countries accounting for 26% of the global transport emissions in 2019 have made economy-wide net zero commitments.1 Among them, China and India together accounted for 58% of total transport emissions from Asia in 2019.2 Understanding how these countries are translating their climate ambitions and goals into transport strategies and policies, and how these affect transport emissions, can provide valuable lessons for other countries looking for effective ways to decarbonize the sector. Through an extensive review of literature and policy documents, and stakeholder expert interviews in each of these countries, the report finds that climate ambitions in the transport sector are somewhat consistent with national pledges, strategies and goals, but that coordination across policy areas and levels of governance could be improved. It identifies opportunities and recommends strategies to accelerate transport decarbonization in the next round of NDCs. This report recommends 7 key strategies to policymakers in national and subnational governments on how to enhance transport ambition and accelerate transport decarbonization in the next round of NDCs.


  • Christian Hochfeld, Agora Verkehrswende

More details on the session on NDCP website:

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