The event will discuss the launch of a new signature report on NDC implementation and ambition in Asia, a new product of the NDC Transport Initiative for Asia (NDC-TIA). NDC-TIA is a joint program of seven organizations funded by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Actions (BMWK). NDC-TIA is supporting China, India and Vietnam to develop comprehensive decarbonization strategies and solutions to implement them. Beyond the three countries, on the regional and global level, the program connects to additional countries in Southeast Asia, sharing lessons learned, increasing discourse on decarbonizing transport and promoting efficient, multi-stakeholder approaches coordinated between government ministries, civil society, and the private sector.

In this session, a high-level panel comprised of country representatives, partner organizations and other stakeholders will discuss progress toward implementing NDCs and raising ambition as countries approach updated submissions in 2025. In particularly, the discussion will cover levers for climate action including national multi-stakeholder transport convening to models for finance. Further, the panel will explore the system approaches needed and being implemented in the sector in Asia, including electric mobility, public transport and modal shifts, and freight.


  • Maruxa Cardama, Secretary General, SLOCAT Partnership

  • Felipe Ramirez, Urban Mobility Director, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, WRI

  • Philipp Behrens, Head of Division, International Climate Initiative (IKI), German Federal Ministry For Economic Affairs And Climate Action (BMWK)

  • Urda Eichhorst, Project director, NDC Transport Initiative for Asia, GIZ

  • Christian Hochfeld, Executive Director, Agora Verkehrswende

  • Pawan Mulukutla, Executive Program Director - Integrated Transport, Clean Air And Hydrogen, WRI India

  • Tran Anh Duong, Deputy Director General, Department of Science, Technology and Environment, Ministry of Transport, Vietnam

  • Qimin Chai, Director for Strategy and Planning, National Center for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation, China

  • Laura Williamson, Director of Membership & Institutional Partnerships, the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21)

  • Jari Kauppila, Head of ITF Secretary-General's Office, International Transport Forum (ITF)

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