Decarbonising Transport in India UPSC

“Decarbonising Transport in India” Project | UPSC

      HEADLINES:

Decarbonising Transport: International Project to Develop Pathway to Low-CO2 Mobility for India

      WHY IN NEWS:

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SYLLABUS COVERED: GS 3:Transport

      LEARNING: 

For PRELIMS this is a very important Issue . You have to dive deep into ITF and understand Aim , Objectives , Governance and Secretariat .

      ISSUE: 

NITI Aayog in collaboration with International Transport Forum (ITF) will launch the “Decarbonising Transport in India” project on 24 June, with the intention to develop a pathway towards a low-carbon transport system for India.

DECARBONISING TRANSPORT IN INDIA

  • The online event will inform transport and climate stakeholders in India about planned project activities.
  • The discussions will revolve around- India’s transport challenges and how they relate to CO2 reduction ambitions.
  • The discussion will help to focus on India’s specific needs and circumstances.

  The “Decarbonising Transport in India” project will design a tailor-made transport emissions assessment framework for India.

INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORT FORUM :

  The International Transport Forum at the OECD is an intergovernmental organisation with 60 member countries.

  • It 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.

  India has been a member of ITF, an intergovernmental organisation for transport policy, since 2008.

AIM AND MISSION :

The ITF works for transport policies that improve peoples’ lives.

  • The mission is to foster a deeper understanding of the role of transport in economic growth, environmental sustainability and social inclusion and to raise the public profile of transport policy.

SIGNIFICANCE :

  • The ITF organises global dialogue for better transport.
  • It acts as a platform for discussion and pre-negotiation of policy issues across all transport modes.

SECRETARIAT

  The International Transport Forum’s secretariat is based at the OECD in Paris (France).

      IASbhai WINDUP: 

It 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.

     SOURCES:THE HINDU & PIB | “Decarbonising Transport in India” Project | UPSC 

 

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