On Dec 6, "Song for life--China Environment Caution Education Photography Exhibition" jointly hosted by 14 Minitries, Commissions and Administrations such as Environment and Resource Committee of NPC, the Department of Publicity of the CCCPC, State Environmental Protection Administration of China and etc. was opened at the Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution in Beijing.
On Dec 9-13, the 6th Signatory Party Conference to Basel Convention was held in Geneva, Switzerland. Mr. Wang Xinfang, Vice Minister of SEPA, attended the Conference leading a Chinese delegation.
On Dec 10-12, an academic annual meeting with the subject of "Environment Security and Sustainable Development" organized by Chinese Society of Environmental Sciences was held in Beijing.
On Dec 22, the Environment and Resources Protection Working Conference of NPC was held in Beijing.
On Dec 23, "High-level Forum on New Industrialization and Environmental Protection in China as well as the Council Inaugural Meeting of the China Environment News" was held at the Great Hall of the People.
On Dec 24, State Environmental Protection Administration and State Quality Supervision and Inspection and Quarantine Administration jointly released "Announcement on Issuance of Discharge Standard for Township Sewage Treatment Plants by SEPA" (GB 18918-2002), which would go into effect on July 1, 2003.
On Dec 25, the State Council issued Decree No.367--"Statute on Reforestry of the Cultivated Land"
On Dec 27, the initial ceremony of South-North Water Diversion Project was held in the Great Hall of the People.
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