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Unique EE training programme targets China’s design professionals

The World Bank estimates that by 2015, half of the world’s new building construction will take place in China.  The nation’s eleventh five-year plan (2005-2010) aims for a 50% reduction in building energy consumption, and related new policy measures include energy efficiency (EE) standards and labeling for buildings.  But there is still a strong need for capacity-building in energy efficiency-oriented design and technology for the design and construction professionals who make new development happen on the ground.

E-MDG-F launches to transform subsistence livelihoods

In a bid to improve the lives of the estimated 3.6 billion persons who live on farms of less than two hectares, and of the one billion people who lack access to modern forms of energy, the Fiorello H. LaGuardia Foundation - LGF (www.laguardiafoundation.org) of New York City and Consorzio Etimos (www.etimos.it) of Padua, Italy have established the Energy Millennium Development Goal Financing Facility (E-MDG-F).

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