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  • ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA//WASHINGTON (May 15, 2018)—Building on decades of work across the continent, World Resources Institute inaugurated a new regional office, WRI Africa, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Drawing on WRI’s global knowledge base, hands-on experience in emerging economies, and prior work in Africa, WRI Africa will have a dual role: engaging with partners in Ethiopia and serving as a hub for WRI’s growing engagement in Africa.

  • On May 15, 2018, China Distributed Energy Workshop was held in Beijing. The workshop was hosted by the World Resources Institute (WRI), the State Grid Energy Research Institute Co., Ltd., and the Energy Internet Research Institute of Tsinghua University, and co-organized by the Energy Efficiency and Investment Assessment Committee of China Energy Research Society and China New Energy Power Investment and Financing Alliance. Nearly 200 people from government, business, industry association, financial agencies, and research institutes attended the seminar.

  • On May 7th, 2018, the China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED) and World Resources Institute (WRI) signed Memorandum of Understanding on Long-term Strategic Cooperation in Beijing. Madam Fang Li, Assistant Secretary General of CCICED and Deputy Director-General of Foreign Economic Cooperation Office of Ministry of Ecology and Environment, and Dr. Li Lailai, Chief Representative of WRI (USA) Beijing Representative Office, represented the two organizations and signed the MOU. 

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