Smart & Sustainable Mobility / China Urban Transport Emissions Calculator

Since Beijing’s famous “Airpocalyse” in the winter 2013, China’s urban residents, industry operators, and local governments have placed urban air quality improvements as a priority on their day-to-day agenda. While China’s national government recently introduced new binding city pollution control requirements, local governments are in search of informed implementation guidance for meeting policy regulations as well as ways to better manage the resulting local socio-environmental-economic pressures.

iCET is utilizing its vast regulatory experience, detailed vehicle emissions data, and extensive stakeholder engagement capacities to build a China Urban Transport Emissions Calculator toolkits and collaborate with like-minded organizations for informing city transport planning towards low-carbon urban transport development. Its collaborators include China Academy for Transport Studies (CATS), Tsinghua Shenzhen Graduate School’s Policy Stimulation Lab, Transport Planning Research Institute, Shenzhen Urban Transport Planning Center (SUTPC), and the Transport Development Research Institute (TDRI).


Holistic Transportation Electrification Roadmap and Implementation Plan for China’s Greater Bay Area

Through building cooperation with our UK partners, this project aims to accelerate the electrification of transportation in the Greater Bay Area (GBA), focusing on three key areas: personal transportation, public transportation and goods movement, and low-carbon urban design. Engaging with local partners from government and research institutions, this project will produce a roadmap focusing on Guangdong’s electrification process, as well as a knowledge-sharing partnership between key cities in GBA and UK. The project will introduce best practices from UK on low carbon transportation and contribute to mitigating climate risks of sea level rise threats to coastline areas in GBA and alleviating air pollution harms to the most vulnerable in society.

This project is currently under implementation. The project will be promptly delivered to local and provincial governments to inform policy making and help direct investments into low-carbon transportation infrastructure. Alongside, the project will engage with industry partners in the transportation sector, using the research outcomes to encourage industry cooperation and create low-carbon business opportunities for Chinese and British firms in the region, as well as strengthening the Public-Private Partnership in society.

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