The Innovation Center for Energy and Transportation (iCET), a leading policy think-tank in the areas of low-carbon development and climate change, is an independent non-profit, professional organization registered in Beijing, China and California, USA. The core mission of iCET is to mitigate climate change through the promotion of low-carbon transportation, clean energy, energy efficiency and carbon registration practices and policies in China.
iCET is a solutions-oriented organization and pursues its goals by actively developing projects with different stakeholders, both inside China and around the world. iCET's work falls primarily into the following four categories:
Identifying and Introducing International Best Practices: Identifying international best practices on low carbon development and climate change policies; assessing their suitability for China; introducing and transferring innovative best practice into China.
Providing Expert Advice: Collaborating with Chinese and international experts to provide advice and suggestions to national and local governments and business communities on low-carbon development and innovations; conducting in-depth analysis and policy studies on improving energy efficiency and reducing carbon emissions.
Planning and Coordination: Organizing international conferences and workshops; facilitating the exchange of ideas, cooperation, and coordination among various stakeholders, including central and local government bodies, the private sector, NGOs, academics and consumers.
Media Outreach: Using public media to educate governments and the public; promoting environmental consciousness and a demand for green consumer products in China.