The World Resources Institute (WRI) has reported via their official Wechat account that they have registered their representative office in Beijing. The NGO was awarded registration credential by the Beijing Municipal PSB on November 15. The occasion was marked with a ceremony, during which the WRI’s representative office stated that they will keep carrying out activities relevant to the environment and sustainable development in China.
The World Resources Institute is an independent non-profit global research organization that was established in Washington D.C. in June 1982. The organization has a scientific basis, and does a lot of research in the fields of the environment and sustainability. It aims to find practical solutions for protecting the environment, developing the economy and improving people’s livelihoods, in order to achieve sustainable development goals. The WRI has carried out work in over 50 countries and set up offices in China, Brazil, Mexico, India, Indonesia. According to the Global Go To Think Tank Index Report, released by the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) at the Lauder Institute, University of Pennsylvania, it has been awarded as the best environmental think tank in the world for three years since 2012.
WRI China set up its first office in Beijing in 2008, and has been working closely with scholars, academic institutions, governments, enterprises and the media. One of its main missions is to help China develop sustainable urbanization, and support its green development strategy. WRI’s Beijing representative office claims that having registered it will now launch more cooperation projects and help promote the construction of an “ecological civilization”, a term much used in China in recent years.