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    The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government is implementing Total Water Management (TWM) for the sustainable use of water resources. The TWM programme aims to manage the demand and supply in an integrated, multi-sectoral and sustainable manner. One of the key demand management initiatives of the TWM programme is the promotion of the use of water saving devices. The Government will take a lead to install water-saving devices in its buildings as far as practicable. In this connection, the Water Supplies Department of the HKSAR Government is implementing minor works projects for retrofitting plumbing appurtenance with water saving devices in Government buildings and schools.

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    The City of Berlin in partnership with Berlin Energy Agency (BEA) has done pioneer work to develop and apply an excellent model to improve energy efficiency in buildings. The model called “Berlin Energy Saving Partnership” (ESP) offers efficient refurbishment of public and private buildings with the pivotal advantage to release building owner of any investment costs. Due to releasing building owners from expenses and delivering savings immediately, ESPs are very successful. An accredited Energy Service Company (ESCO), which is to be determined through tendering, finances and implements appropriate energy saving investments to achieve pre-defined energy and cost reductions. In their bids, ESCO’s put together their investments targeted at delivering specified energy savings and respective CO2-reductions.

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    Cities are home to more than half the global population and are engines of the global economy, representing innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship. Now, as global concern over the impacts and risks of climate change intensifies, cities are being recognized for their position at the vanguard of climate change action. Scientific American has devoted its September issue to cities and the future of green innovation in the world’s urban centers, exploring many of the solutions that the C40 is forging and supporting.

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    London, the founding C40 City, continues to lead the way on implementing innovative climate mitigation solutions.The Mayor's RE:FIT climate change program is helping hundreds of public buildings to get an energy makeover and save energy costs, following a £2.7 million boost from the European Investment Bank and the Mayor. The funding will pay for a team to support the program, and could help organizations retrofit up to 600 buildings with energy efficiency measures.

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