Decarbonising transport in Asia with a focus on China, India and Viet Nam (Project: NDC TIA)

Project description

Title: NDC Transport Initiative for Asia (NDC TIA)
Commissioned by: German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU)
Countries: Regional Programme with country components in China, India and Viet Nam 
Partner: The NDC Transport Initiative for Asia is IKI-funded and joint programme of seven organisations,   which are GIZ, World Resources Institute (WRI), International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), International Transport Forum (ITF), Agora Verkehrswende (AGORA), Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT) Foundation and Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century e.V. 
Political carriers: China: Ministry of Ecology and Environment, Department of Atmospheric Environment, India: National Institute for Transforming India (NITI Aayog), Viet Nam: Ministry of Transport, Department for Environment
Overall term: 2019 to 2024



Worldwide the transport sector accounts for about 24 per cent of the global energy-related CO₂ emissions (IEA 2020). Business-as-usual forecasts expect that Asia will cause about one third of the global CO₂ emissions from transport by 2030. To achieve the Paris Agreement goals, countries need to set clear and ambitious decarbonisation visions that significantly change the movement of both goods and people.


China, India and Viet Nam are implementing a low-carbon transition in their transport systems moving towards zero emissions.



The NDC – Transport Initiative for Asia works towards decarbonising mobility and supports a transition towards zero-emission transport in China, India and Viet Nam.

In each partner country, the programme supports sectoral contributions to achieve their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and promotes long-term climate strategies and reach the 2025 NDC milestone with clean transport policies: e-mobility, urban mobility and fuel economy.

The China component supports the development of a strategy to peak both transport-related GHG and air pollutants before 2030, providing technical support for the strategy and stakeholder platform and improving modelling capacity.

The India component supports the development of a stakeholder platform for decarbonising transport in India and the consolidation of policies to enhance electric vehicle (EV) deployment.

The Viet Nam component supports the development of a policy framework to promote and measure low carbon development and the enhanced NDC implementation in the transport sector.  

As a regional initiative, the NDC-TIA shares knowledge on multiple levels through events, media and publications related to designing and implementing long-term, multi-stakeholder strategies for decarbonising transport.

Last update: October 2021

Additional information