The Climate Policies and Carbon Management Program focuses on improving the capacity to manage carbon emissions from diverse sources, evaluating the impacts of emerging technologies on energy and GHG emissions, and developing policy recommendations and green finance mechanism for achieving the goals of the Paris climate agreement.
Our primary focus is two fold: The first is to advance the “Measurable, Reportable and Verifiable (MRV)” principle by using big data and smart technology to track, report, and manage GHG emissions from various transportation and industry sources, and design policy and innovative financing mechanism to solve the problems accordingly. The second part of our work is to evaluate the impacts of emerging digital mobility technologies, such as vehicle connectivity, autonomous driving, and shared mobility, on urban travel and energy use.
China Climate Registry (CCR)
Climate change is one of the world’s greatest challenges, and with it comes the urgent need for innovative solutions. The climate crisis requires the world to rapidly deploy new technologies, reform its existing business model, and foster new responsibilities from corporations and ordinary citizens. The Smart Carbon Management Program focuses on innovative approaches to address climate challenges: the strengthening of greenhouse gas emission data management, enlarging MRV capacity, and promoting international collaboration on climate-smart technology.
The climate and carbon registry – based on a powerful GHG MRV mechanism – represents the foundation of all climate policies, the ability to quantify emissions. iCET’s China Climate Registry (CCR) is the first online voluntary GHG registration and educational system (ChinaClimateRegistry.org) available to governments, communities, and businesses to calculate and report their carbon inventories and footprint from stationary sources. Now iCET is striving to develop the next generation of MRV that relies on real-time big-data and distributed ledger technology that can be expanded to include mobile sources of emissions and consumer-facing industries.