The NITI Aayog in collaboration with the International Transport Forum (ITF) will launch the “Carbon Free Transport Service in India” project on 24 June 2020 with the aim of paving the way for a low carbon emission transportation system for India.
India is a member of the ITF, an inter-governmental organization that decides transport policy since 2008.
ITF Secretary General Young Tai Kim and NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant will publicly launch the project online on 24 June. Senior officials of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs and Road Transport and Highways and ITF will also be present on the occasion.
Through this program, transport and climate stakeholders in India will be informed about the planned project activities. This will provide information about the challenges facing the transport sector of India as well as provide an opportunity to know its relation to carbon emission reductions. The discussion in this will help focus the project on India’s specific needs and circumstances.
The project will outline a tailor-made transport emission assessment for India. The discussion in this will help the government to take a detailed understanding of the project activities as per the needs of the country and make policy decisions based on its related carbon emissions.
It will be launched on Wednesday 24 June at 5 pm Indian time. The program will run till 7 pm. Ile can be seen live on YouTube https://youtu.be/l2G5x5RdBUM .
The “Carbon Free Transport Service in India” project is part of the International Transport Forum’s comprehensive initiative to make the “transportation system” carbon free. It is a global campaign to make transportation systems pollution free in emerging economies of which India, Argentina, Azerbaijan and Morocco are present participants. The project is an initiative supported by the ITF and Germany’s Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety Institute.