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“Chengdu e-Travel” is China’s first ‘public traffic welfare’ platform. After car owners register and add their vehicles to the platform, they can voluntarily apply for reducing driving through it. After they fulfill their commitments, confirmed by the smart traffic monitoring equipment, they get credits that can be redeemed for various rewards in the “Chengdu e-Travel” Welfare Mall.
What is the innovation? How does it work?
The Benefit-all Carbon-reduction initiative will give full play to the advantages of the “Chengdu e-Travel” platform. It calculates the “carbon assets” generated from car owners’ emission reductions, and uses the benefit-all mechanism and market mechanism to exchange credits for low-carbon products or even cash to motivate low-carbon behaviours. The benefit-all carbon-reduction mechanism mainly aims to incentivise energy-saving and carbon reduction behaviours.
What are the CO2 reduction achievements?
Since the launch of the platform on July 23, 2017, across six administrative divisions, i.e. Wuhou, Jinniu, Jinjiang, Qingyang, Chenghua and Gaoxin, a total of 14,700 private cars applied for reducing driving, resulting in a total of 169,700 days of reduced driving and leading to emissions reduction of nearly 2,000 tCO2e.
Chengdu Municipal Development and Reform Commission
No.2 Jinyue Xi Road, Chengdu City
- Key Impact
- The “Drive Less, Chengdu Low-carbon e-Travel” initiative aims to reduce car usage and incentivize low-carbon behavioural change by generating carbon credits that can be exchanged for a broad selection of consumer items.
- Emissions Reduction
- Nearly 2,000 tCO2e since the launch of the platform.
- 23 July 2017