The NDC Transport Initiative for Asia is a regional initiative aiming at a holistic approach to decarbonize the transport sector in China, India, Vietnam, and further Asian countries. This includes, for example, the development of a coherent strategy for efficient policy approaches which is coordinated between various sector ministries, civil society and the private sector.
The transport sector accounts for 23% of the global energy-related CO₂ emissions (IEA 2017). The Chinese transport sector alone caused 781 Mt CO2e emissions in 2014. Together with India (231 Mt CO2e) and Vietnam (32 Mt CO2e), the three countries emitted about 1 Gt CO2e in 2014 (IEA 2017). Rapid economic growth combined with an ongoing urbanisation trend and increasing motorisation lead to a further increase in traffic amount in the three partner countries. Therefore, the transition to a decarbonisation path for the transport sector in Asia is essential to achieve the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement for 2050.
In each of the partner countries, the consortium supports the design and information of stakeholder processes and the development of selected climate protection measures. In this way, the partners are supported in making their sectoral contributions to the achievement of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) of the Paris Agreement and in raising their ambitions for long-term strategies and the 2025 NDCs.
As a regional initiative, the programme disseminates appropriate knowledge in Asia via existing platforms. By linking with regional stakeholders and other Asian countries, it contributes to promoting a comprehensive approach to decarbonising transport. At the global level, the programme will contribute its experience to the UNFCCC process.
Programme Director Transport and Climate Change,
based in Bonn, Germany
I am currently heading GIZ‘s global projects on transport and climate change TraCS and TRANSfer – both funded by the German Ministry for the Environment. From 2011 to 2015, I have lived in Beijing and headed various sustainable transport projects in China. Interested in a broad range of topics (e.g. urban mobility, freight and logistics, green hydrogen (PtX), electromobility), my passion is to understand and reduce transport emissions. Before joining GIZ in 2009, I researched sustainable mobility at the German think tank Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy.
My love for transport is fuelled by a frustration with the systemic inefficiencies in the Philippines and a stubborn belief that improvements are possible. I joined TRANSfer in November 2017, after four years with the Philippines’ Department of Transportation (2012-2016) and after pursuing a master’s degree from the University of Leeds (2016-2017). My interests in transport centre on sustainability, policy, and the role of technology in driving positive change.
I started my journey with GIZ since August 2021, as a Junior Technical Expert for the NDC-TIA project under the Indo-German Energy Programme (IGEN). I will be supporting the team in executing various facets related to the Electric Vehicle domain, conceptualization and execution of new activities and coordinating with project partners for NDC-TIA India component project.
Before being a part of GIZ, I worked as an Assistant Professor in Electrical Engineering Department at Raisoni group of Institution Pune for a period of two years. I extended my supporting hand to them in various academic and research oriented programs.
I completed my Masters with specialization in Power Systems from SVNIT, Surat and my Under Graduation was in ‘Electrical and Electronics’ from Cochin University of Science & Technology. I am excited to be a part of sustainable project and look forward to put my earnest contributions towards it.
I recently joined the NDC-TIA team in Vietnam as a Junior Program Officer. My main tasks will be involving developing an MRV system for transport as well as developing e-mobility in Vietnam. Prior to this job, I was a researcher for more than 4 years for MDRI where I conduct researches in various fields. I hope to contribute my experience and skills to support GIZ’s projects as well as develop myself more in the field of green transport.
Advisor ‘Transport and Climate Change’
Based in Bonn, Germany
I am with the TRANSfer project since February 2019, driving our Indonesia activities as well as a series of toolkits. I have dedicated my career to climate mitigation – which started with 5 years in climate policy and carbon markets in London and Eschborn and then took a turn to sustainable transport. I spent 6 years with GIZ in the rapidly motorizing ASEAN region where I worked with 8 countries and regional institutions on strategies and actions in areas like fuel economy and green freight. I have a Master of Arts degree in Political Science, Economics and Psychology from the University of Bonn.
Since January 2022 I am supporting the NDC TIA in the areas of communication, project- and event management.
I studied International Business and Languages in Amsterdam with a focus on cross cultural communication. My passion for sustainability has developed especially during my exchange in Melbourne, Australia, where I focused on social entrepreneurship and CSR, followed by an internship in communications for an E-bike company in Amsterdam. I then wrote my bachelor thesis on the implementation of the Circular Economy in SMEs and decided that I wanted to work in the climate sector due to the urgency of tackling the climate crisis. Having started my internship at the GIZ I am thrilled to support such a great cause as the transition towards sustainable transportation systems.
Intern in project management for the BMU Project NDC-Transport Initiative for Asia Based in Bonn, Germany
Since January 2021 I’m supporting the NDC-Transport Initiative for Asia team as an intern. As a current student of International Economics and Development at the University of Bayreuth, I specialized my studies in the fields of international cooperation and climate protection.
I believe that in order to tackle the climate crisis, we need to work in cooperations around the world to share our knowledge and help each other. Sustainable mobility transformation not only has a major impact on the climate but can also enhance social justice and contribute to a healthy economy.
Therefore, I’m happy to actively be a part of NDC-TIA’s mission to reduce emissions in the mobile sector.
I am working as administrative officer for the NDC TIA Vietnam component. Thanks to the chance of working here I am aware of the importance of clean transportation to our life. It is my believe that my integration to the operation of the project will have some certain contribution to the success of this program and also to Vietnam’s society.
Team Leader – E-mobility, Indo German Energy Programme Based in New Delhi, India
I am currently heading the E-mobility related activities under Indo German Energy Programme and coordinating the India component of the NDC Transport Initiative for Asia project. Previously I have served the Green Energy Corridors project of GIZ as a senior technical advisor. After joining GIZ in 2011, I led the Solar Mapping and Monitoring project, funded by the International Climate Initiative of BMU, where world’s largest solar radiation measurement network was established. Before joining GIZ, I did research at the Cyprus Institute, Nicosia, Cyprus; Fraunhofer Institute for Energy Economics and Energy System Technology, Kassel, Germany; and The Energy and Resources Institute, New Delhi, India.
I am interested in a broad spectrum of topics related to energy-environment-sustainable development nexus. My particular focus is on renewable energy, energy transition, sector coupling, smart grid, integration of EV charging infrastructure as well as distributed energy resources into the electrical network, and energy modelling.
I hold a PhD in electrical engineering from University of Kassel, a Master in renewable energy from University of Oldenburg and an MBA in energy management from University of Calcutta. I am excited to work together in clean transportation and contribute towards sustainable development.
Junior Communications Advisor
Based in Bonn, Germany
I have been supporting TRANSfer and TraCS as well as the NDC Transport Initiative for Asia in communications, public relations, network, project and event management in cooperation with international partners since mid 2020.
Within my bachelor’s degree in politics and law, as well as through my previous professional experience, I have specialised in the field of international climate policy and (digital) communication. Apart from the GIZ, I have worked for national and local sustainability and transport projects in Germany and am now excited to exercise my broad experience working for changing-transport.
Coming from the climate sector and international climate negotiations, it is a great opportunity for me to jump into the transport sector and interlink the two areas closer and closer together. I joined the NDC TIA and TraCs projects by 01 July 2021, and could bring in my experience regarding Measurement, Reporting and Verification (MRV) for NDCs. My work experience showed me the importance for tangible NDC implementation, and that the sectors are the backbone for achieving the Paris Agreement goals. Before joining the team based in Germany, I worked for the Thai-German Climate Programme in Thailand since 2018 and before I was seconded in the German Federal Ministry for the Environment (BMU) in Berlin, Germany.
I joined the GIZ China Office in 2003 and have been working in GIZ China for more than 17 years in the field of administration and finance. I also became team leader of finance in GIZ Office China. Since 2020 I am working as finance manager for cluster sustainable transition and supports the GIZ NDC-TIA china team for all financial issues.
Finance Manager, NDC Transport Initiative for Asia Based in Eschborn, Germany
Since 2007 I had worked in the administrative and financial area for a number of projects and programs within the GIZ Program “Management of Nature Resources” in Vietnam. The time working for such environmental projects and programs gave me motivation and inspiration to continue working for initiatives, which contributes to environmental protection efforts. Hence I started to be a part of the NDC Transport Initiative for Asia as Finance Manager in March 2020 and very happy to contribute my parts in administratively and financially smoothening the implementation of transport emission reduction measures.
Joining the NDC-TIA project in 2019 as Viet Nam Component Lead, I am currently supporting the Vietnamese Ministry of Transport in strengthening the policy framework to promote low carbon development and GHG emission reduction in the transport sector, contributing to implement NDC of Viet Nam. At the same time, I am also a Project Officer for the VN- SIPA project where I am responsible for the transport and climate finance component. Prior to this, I worked as a Project Officer for the TraCS project where I supported the government in developing an GHG emission inventory and mitigation actions in the transport sector as a basic principle for climate change policies issue. As an expert in the energy and transport sector, I am passionate about designing transport and climate change strategies which are practical and applicable, to help preserve the environment for many generations to come.
As a cyclist and urban planner, I am a passionate advocate for sustainable mobility. Currently, I am a technical advisor at the NDC TIA’s Vietnam component on reducing transport emission and streamlining electric vehicles. In the past, I worked for GIZ transport projects in Cambodia, China and Germany on metropolitan governance of public transport and innovative mobility solutions with start-ups. Before, I was with the European city network, Polis, a think tank for European policy-making on sustainable urban transport.
Translator/Interpreter cum Project Assistant Based in Hanoi, Vietnam
I recently joined the NDC-TIA team in Vietnam as a Translator/Interpreter cum Project Assistant. My main tasks will be involving translating documents from Vietnamese into English and vice versa, interpreting in the meetings, events, field trips and providing administrative support for the whole project.
Green development is always my field of interest. Therefore, I hope that my knowledge and experience in the industry will be a great supplement for the project.
My journey in GIZ began from October 2020 as a part of the NDC Transport Initiative for Asia (NDC-TIA) project in New Delhi. Presently, I am working on low carbon transport, specifically on electric mobility related activities in India. Simultaneously, I am supporting activities under the regional and global component of this project.
Prior to GIZ, I have worked as an Associate Consultant with Ernst and Young LLP under the Power and Utilities vertical for close to two years. As a part of their E-mobility team, I have supported key national and international projects.
I hold a Master’s degree in Renewable Energy Engineering and Management from TERI School of Advanced Studies, New Delhi. With sustainable development and renewable energy as my core interests, I am elated to work on transition towards clean transportation and make a difference to the society.
I am currently heading the Sino-German Cooperation on Low Carbon Transport (CLCT) project and coordinating the China activities of the NDC Transport Initiative for Asia project, where together with our Chinese partners we aim at making transport in China more climate-friendly. As a trained urban planner and designer, I am passionate about how cities shape society and the other way around. Before joining GIZ in 2017, I worked for American Aecom and German ISA and AS+P, where I have been involved in projects in the fields of strategic and master planning, new town and urban redevelopment in China, Germany, Vietnam and the Middle East.
I am currently working on sustainable and low emission transport, with a major focus on electric mobility. Since January 2020 I am part of the NDC Transport Initiative for Asia (NDC-TIA), supporting activities in India and as well as working in the regional/global component.
Before joining GIZ, I worked as a consultant at KPMG- Climate change and sustainability services in India, having mostly worked on renewable energy, sustainable development goals and social impact evaluations, climate finance, Social Return on Investment, independent assurances in sustainability.
An electronics engineer with a Master’s degree in renewable energy engineering and management, I am passionate to work for sustainability, environment and social causes and excited to contribute in this new role.
Sustainable transport is an exciting topic as it unites tackling global climate change with the implementation of innovative technologies in the areas of electric, smart and shared mobility. Currently, I am supporting the transition to sustainable mobility as a technical advisor to the NDC Transport Initiative for Asia. On behalf of GIZ I support the regional as well as the country components of NDC-TIA on topics surrounding electric mobility, such as electric vehicles, charging infrastructure and energy system integration. In the past, I have worked in the European utility industry on projects in renewable energy, energy markets and electric mobility infrastructure. I am based in Bonn, Germany.
Technical Expert – E-Mobility based in New Dehli, India
I work as a Technical Expert for electric mobility under the NDC Transport Initiative for Asia (NDC-TIA) project in New Delhi. Under this project, I will be supporting the team in enabling electric vehicle adoption in India by facilitating the development of a robust electric mobility ecosystem and smart charging network across the country.
I hold a MBA in Power Management from National Power Training Institute (NPTI) and a B.Tech in Electrical and Electronics Engineer from Bharati Vidyapeeth’s College of Engineering, Delhi. With sustainable development, renewable energy and digital transformations as my core interests, I am elated to work on transition towards clean transportation and make a difference to the society.
I work for the NDC-TIA’s India component project as a Junior Technical Expert. As part of the project, I support the team in conducting various research activities in EV and charging infrastructure related areas such as EV grid integration, Smart charging strategies and Renewable Energy based charging infrastructure.
Prior to joining GIZ, I worked as a Research Assistant at the Centre of Advanced Research in Electrified Transportation in AMU. I hold a Master’s degree in Energy science and Engineering and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
I am excited to be a part of the project that will help facilitate the mitigation of transport emissions.
Since February 2020, I am working as a Project Officer for the project “NDC Transport Initiative for Asia” and is based in Hanoi, Vietnam. From 2014 – 2018, I have worked as a National Coordinator for a GIZ’s regional project in ASEAN region, supporting the Vietnamese Ministry of Transport in developing strategies and action plans for more sustainable transport. Before joining GIZ, I have more than 10 years’ experience working as an urban transport planner at an institute under the Vietnamese Ministry of Construction. My interest lies in the intersection between transport and climate change as well as examining the associations between policies and practices in the transport sector.
Project Director NDC Transport Initiative for Asia
Based in Bonn, Germany
Currently, I am heading the NDC Transport Initiative for Asia, supporting our partner countries in NDC implementation in the transport sector. I enjoy coordinating our cooperation with all implementing partners in the initiative and promoting a regional discourse on shifting the paradigm towards full decarbonisation of the transport sector. I am also interested in adaptation and resilience of transport systems, providing sustainable mobility for all!
Technical Advisor fot the Mobility Team Based in Bejing, China
I work on the topic of transport-related emissions in the project “Sino-German Cooperation on Low-Carbon Transport” (CLCT) and support in the coordination of the consortium partners of the regional project NDC Transport Initiative in Asia. Before my time at GIZ, I worked as an interpreter at a German construction firm on the topic of high-speed railway systems. During the implementation of various other projects I already supported GIZ in China Mobility Team.
I’m currently supporting Sino-German Cooperation on Low Carbon Transport (CLCT) project and NDC Transport Initiative for Asia project (NDC-TIA) project in terms of communication and public relations. After more than two years of administrative works in GIZ China Office, I have joined the transport team in December 2020. Transportation is a crucial sector to global climate change. I am very happy to contribute to this sector and to bring more people’s attention to this topic.