On April 3-4, the National Working Conference on Radioactive Environment Protection deployed radioactive environment protection tasks in 2002 and during the "Tenth Five-year Plan" in Beijing.
On April 7, Mr. Cai Daoji was elected as a member of of the Chinese Academy of Engineering.
On April 13, the 2002 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement was awarded to Mr. Liu Dongsheng, the member of the Chinese Academy of Science, who was the first chinese mainland scientist to win such an unusual honour. The Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement is the premier award for environmental science, energy and medicine conferring great benefit upon mankind, which is also called the Nobel Prize on Environmental Sciences.
On April 17-18, a Ministerial Conference on Biodiversity Convention was held in Hague, Netherlands. Zhu Guangyao, Vice Minister of SEPA attended the meeting with a delegation and made a speech.
On April 18-21, "Call from Green Homeland"--the First China Lucky Photography for Entironment was jointly held by SEPA and Lucky Film Group Company and China Environmental Culture Promotion Association in Beijing.
On April 20, "Environment and Health Industrial Achievements Exhibition and Forum" was jointly held by Committee of Population, Resources and Environment of the CPPCC, SEPA, Ministry of Public Health, State Quality Inspection and Supervision Administration in Beijing.
On April 20-21, the Fourth Tripartite Environment Ministers Meeting among China, Japan and Korea was held in Seoul, the Republic of Korea. Minister Xie Zhenhua of the State Environmental Protection Administration of the People's Republic of China, Minister Kim Myung-ja of the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Korea and Minister Ohki Hiroshi of the Ministry of the Environment of Japan were presented in the meeting and signed the Joint Communique.
On April 22, a prize awarding ceremony of the 6th Earth Award was held in Beijing. 29 individuals including Tao Jianhua, Hu Hongxing and Zhang Jimin and etc. and 9 collectives including Environmental Protection Research Association of the 2nd High School in Shenyang won the awards.
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