China recently issued a notice requiring government institutions
to make more efforts to reduce resource consumption.
The notice was jointly issued by the State Development and
Reform Commission, the Government Offices Administration of the
State Council, the Ministry of Finance, the Government Offices
Administration under the Communist Party of China Central Committee
and the General Logistics Department of the Chinese People's
According to the notice, government institutions should play a
leading role in reducing resources consumption and guide the
consumption mode of society.
By 2010, government institutions should cut their electricity
and water consumption each by 20 percent and the energy consumption
of office buildings by over 20 percent from the 2005 year end
level, said the notice.
The notice said that the major government institutions targeted
by the notice are office buildings, government vehicles, land and
Government institutions at different levels should design their
resources-reduction program according to their particular
circumstances, said the notice.
(Xinhua News Agency March 4, 2006)