Strengthening National MRV Systems – Options and Approaches for India: MRV Framework for Passenger Road Transport Policies and Actions

Aakansha Jain, Palak Thakur, Abhishek Kaushik, Subash Dhar

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The transport sector in India accounted for 24% of the commercial energy demand in 2016 and it was the second-largest energy consumer after the industry sector (TEDDY 2018). In 2010, the sector accounted for 10% of the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of India and therefore holds an important place for achievement of India’s Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) targets to reduce the emissions intensity of its gross domestic product (GDP) by 33%–35% below 2005 levels by 2030 and NDC targets in future.

India is taking several initiatives for low-carbon mobility and promotion of electric mobility is an important strategy for this. Ambitious targets for electric vehicle have been set in the recently announced Faster Adoption and Manufacture of (Hybrid and) Electric Vehicles (FAME) Scheme. The success of FAME is dependent on how efficiently and effectively the announced targets are met. Hence, there is a need to put in place an assessment framework which may help policymakers to review the progress towards the goals for electric mobility and also their contribution towards reduction in emissions intensity.

A lot of developing countries find it a challenging task to collate information regarding the implementation of transport sector policies due to weak institutional structures and a lack of coordination amongst relevant stakeholders. The International Climate Action for Transparency (ICAT) is helping several developing countries to improve transparency regarding their mitigation and adaptation actions and in developing frameworks for monitoring, reporting, and verification (MRV). This report provides MRV approaches that could be useful to track the progress of the electric vehicles (EV) policies for light-duty vehicles (LDVs) in India.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages38
Publication statusPublished - 2020


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