On Aug 9-11, the National Work Meeting on Environmental Management of Construction Projects was held in Rizhao, Shangdong Province.
From Aug 14 to Aug 19, the National Senior Seminar for Provincial Level Bureau-directors in Environmental Protection System was held in Beidaihe. All participants studied "5.31 Speech" made by President Jiang Zemin, heard lectures on economy, climate and environmental issues from experts and then discussed "Research Report on Environmental Strategy in the New Century".
On Aug 22-24, the National Working Conference on Municipal Sludge and Wastes Treatment and Infrastructure Construction for Environmental Protection was held in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province.
From August 26 to September 4, World Summit on Sustainable Development opened in Johannesburg, South Africa with the attendance of 7000 representatives including 104 chiefs of state and heads of government from 192 countries. With the joint efforts of participants for 10 days, the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation and the UN Commission on Sustainable Development were approved at the meeting.
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