The NDC Transport Initiative for Asia

The NDC Transport Initiative for Asia (NDC-TIA) aims to facilitate a paradigm shift to zero-emission transport across Asia. SLOCAT – jointly with GIZ, WRI, ITF, ICCT, Agora Verkehrswende and REN21 – is part of this project funded by the International Climate Initiative of Germany to support China, India, and Vietnam on the development of coherent strategies for policy approaches coordinated between ministries, civil society and the private sector.

SLOCAT supports the outreach and engagement activities of the project at the regional and global levels. This involves work to enhance synergies across climate action and sustainability agendas. It also rolled out through the curation of multi-stakeholder dialogue and understanding; as well as peer knowledge exchange for policymakers and technical experts.


The NDC Transport Initiative in Asia Learning Journey aims to leverage the experiences of partner countries to transition from shared challenges to unified policy, finance, and technical solutions. It is a collection of different while complementary gatherings, culminating at NDC-TIA’’s conference in June 2024.

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NDC-TIA at the 14th Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM14)

The CEM14/MI-8 side event, Accelerating the energy transition in Asia’s transport through sustainable and equitable e-mobility, brought together government representatives and practitioners from across the NDC-TIA and Leadership Group for Clean Transport in Asia (LG-CTA) network to discuss the development of transport decarbonization pathways and strategies in Asian countries. It was an enriching experience, with insightful discussions, impactful presentations, and meaningful networking opportunities. The roundtable included representatives from various organizations, including NITI Aayog, CESL, NREL, Department of Science and Technology (DST), India, Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, Kingdom of the Netherlands, DHL Group, OMI foundation, Agora Verkehrswende, ICCT, ITF, SLOCAT Partnership, WRI India, and GIZ. 

Event highlights

In light of India’s G20 presidency in 2023, and with emerging economies at the helm of the intergovernmental forum in 2022 (Indonesia), 2024 (Brazil), and 2025 (South Africa), this report seeks to support global discussions surrounding sustainable transport and the effort to achieve the goals stipulated in international climate accords, especially the Paris Agreement and the Glasgow Declaration. The report was first presented at a G20 working meeting in Panaji, the capital of the Indian state of Goa, on 19 July 2023, together with the public policy think tank of the Government of India NITI Aayog.
The document is an update of the report “Towards Decarbonising Transport 2018. A Stocktake on Sectoral Ambition in the G20”, published by Agora Verkehrswende, GIZ, and REN21. A consortium of seven leading research and international cooperation institutes, under the umbrella of the NDC Transport Initiative Asia, has contributed to the new edition of the report. Agora Verkehrswende completed the work with the support of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), SLOCAT, WRI, ICCT, ITF, and REN21. The project was supported by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action.

Lessons learnt blog post series

In a new series, NDC-TIA partners offer insights into lessons learned through the country components in India, China and Vietnam. 

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