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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As climate change intensifies, any factor change in the nexus of water, energy and food planting will cause ripple effects on other sectors, and thus resulting in national, regional or even global security problems. Economic and population growth has driven up demand for energy, food and water. Meanwhile, energy and agricultural development is also constrained by water resources. As the largest developing economy in the world, China faces the most severe challenges.