ADVISORY: WRI Hosts High-Level Delegation of Chinese Officials to Discuss Sustainable Cities
January 6, 2012
MOU Signing; Keynote address by NDRC Director General Su Wei
The World Resources Institute welcomes a delegation of high-level Chinese government officials and representatives from Caterpillar Inc. for an event on low carbon development on Wednesday, January 11, 2012. The Chinese officials are conducting a study tour to the U.S. focusing on environmentally sustainable urban development.
The delegation is led by Director General Su Wei from China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), who will deliver the keynote speech. Harriet (Hattie) Babbitt, Vice Chair of WRI’s Board of Directors; Clay Thompson, Director of Global Government Affairs for Caterpillar, Inc.; and Clayton Lane, Global Lead for WRI’s Sustainable Cities Initiative, will each deliver remarks.
The event will feature the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) among WRI, NDRC, and Caterpillar Inc. for collaboration on sustainable urbanization. In December, the Caterpillar Foundation announced a five-year, $12.5 million grant to WRI to advance environmentally sustainable and livable cities in China, India, and Brazil.
MOU signing, remarks, and keynote address by DG Su Wei on “Policies, actions and prospects of addressing climate change in China”
WHO: Su Wei, Director General of China’s Department of Climate Change, NDRC Harriet (Hattie) Babbitt, Vice Chair of WRI’s Board of Directors; and Former U.S. Ambassador to the Organization of American States Clay Thompson, Director of Global Government Affairs, Caterpillar Inc. Clayton Lane, Global Lead, Sustainable Cities Initiative, World Resources Institute
World Resources Institute
10 G Street NE, Suite 800
Washington, D.C. 20002
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
9:00 – 9:45 a.m. ET
NOTE: Please arrive by 8:45 a.m. The event will start promptly at 9:00 a.m.