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Decarbonising Transport Project

  Aug 07, 2020

Decarbonising Transport Project

Q. What is it?

A. It is a five-year project that will help India develop a pathway towards a low-carbon transport system through the development of modelling tools and policy scenarios. The project will design a tailor-made transport emissions assessment framework for India. The India project is carried out in the wider context of the International Transport Forum’s Decarbonising Transport initiative.

Q. Which is the organisation behind its inception?

A. NITI Aayog and the International Transport Forum (ITF) of OECD jointly launched the ‘Decarbonising Transport in Emerging Economies’ (DTEE) project in India.

Q. What is Decarbonising Transport in Emerging Economies (DTEE)?

A. It supports transport decarbonisation across different world regions.

Q. Which all are the current participants in program?

A. India, Argentina, Azerbaijan, and Morocco.

Q. Which is the implementation agency for DTEE?

A. The DTEE is collaboration between the International Transport Forum (ITF) and the Wuppertal Institute, supported by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety.

Q. How this will help India?

A. Out of the total carbon dioxide emissions in India, 13% come from the transport sector. These emissions have more than tripled since 1990.

This project will provide the government with a detailed understanding of current and future transport activity and the related CO2 emissions as a basis for their decision-making.

Q. What is International Transport Forum (ITF)?

A. Headquartered in Paris, It is an intergovernmental organisation within the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) with 60 member countries, created in 2006 by ministers from 43 countries. acts as a think tank for transport policy and organises the Annual Summit of transport ministers. ITF is the only global body that covers all transport modes. The ITF is administratively integrated with the OECD, yet politically autonomous.