iCET was invited to hold its first China Urban Transportation Emissions Calculator (CUTEC PV v1.0) workshop as part of the UK-South China Low-Carbon Development Week. Speakers included UK Climate Change and Energy Consul, iCET's president, director and officer, E4Tech's consulting manager, Shenzhen Transportation design and Research Institute, and Sun Yet-Sen University Transportation Air Quality Center. The event attracted over 40 participants, including: Guangzhou DRC, Guangzhou Municipal Engineering Design & Research Institute, Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP), and transport practitioners. iCET thanked the instrumental support in data acquisition provided by the Shenzhen Urban Transport Planning Center (SZUTPC), and the financial support provided by Rockefeller Brothers Fund (RBF), Blue Moon Fund (BMF), and the UK Strategic Prosperity Fund (SPF).
iCET initiated the creation of a tool that will enable city policymakers to make clearly informed decisions on effective methods to reduce vehicle emissions as a step towards lower CO2 emissions and better air quality (including CO, HC, PM2.5, NOx, CO2, SOx and PM10). Commencing 2015 from a Shenzhen pilot, CUTEC demonstrates its capacity to assist in the impact assessment of various policy options. During the second half of 2016 the tool will be expanded to include real-world EF through collaboration with the new LiveCycle Framework Development recently announced by iCET, and will be introduced to urban stakeholders at new cities through training session and tailoring to local needs and conditions.