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Calendar in Nov. 2011

On November 1, MEP printed out and distributed the "12th Five-Year National Plan for Development of Environmental Protection Regulations and Environment Economic Policies".
On November 3, the review meeting on the "12th Five-Year Plan" of Nanjing Institute of Environmental Sciences and South China Institute of Environmental Sciences was held in Nanjing. MEP Vice Minister Wu Xiaoqing and Chief Engineer Wan Bentai attended the meeting.
On the same day, MEP printed out and distributed the Suggestions of MEP on Carrying out the Suggestions of the State Council on Strengthening Administration by Rule of Law.
On November 3~4, the Meeting on Science & Technology Work of Institutes Affiliated to MEP was held in Nanjing. MEP Vice Minister Wu Xiaoqing and Chief Engineer Wan Bentai attended the meeting.
On November 7, MEP Minister Zhou Shengxian chaired a MEP executive meeting to listen to the briefings about the development of the Plan for Prevention and Control of Water Pollution of Key River Basins (2011~2015) and document on strengthening biodiversity protection work, reviewed and adopted on principle the comments on EIS of some construction projects, environmental protection check on the companies applying for public list or refinancing and the application of several enterprises for export of hazardous waste. MEPF vice ministers Pan Yue, Zhang Lijun, Wu Xiaoqing, Zhou Jian, Li Ganjie, Fu Wenjuan, head of discipline inspection group in MEP, Hu Baolin, DG of General Office and Member of the Leading Party Members Group, He Jie, Member of the Leading Party Members Group and DG of Department of Human Resources and Chief Engineer Wan Bentai attended the meeting. Heads of MEP relevant departments and bureau attended the meeting as observers.
On the same day, MEP Vice Minister Li Ganjie met with a French delegation headed by Ms. Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, French Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development, Transport and Housing in Beijing. They exchanged their views on environmental issues of common concern.
On the same day, MEP made public the name list of the power plants failing to have normal operation in their desulphurization facilities in 2010 and the sanction results.
On the same day, the First China International Exhibition on Green and Innovative Technologies & Products was held in Guangzhou. MEP Vice Minister Wu Xiaoqing addressed at the forum with the theme "Green Innovation and Low Carbon Development".
On November 10, the Seventh International Workshop on Management of Regional Air Quality jointly organized by MEP and US EPA was held in Beijing. MEP Vice Minister Zhang Lijun and US EPA Assistant Administrator McCarthy attended the opening ceremony and gave a speech.
On November 11, the inaugurating meeting of Chinese Ecological Civilization Research and Promotion Association was held in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Mr. Jia Qinglin, Mr. Xi Jinping, Member of the Standing Committee of CCCPC Political Bureau and Chairman of CPPCC; Mr. Xi Jinping, Member of the Standing Committee of CCCPC Political Bureau, Vice President of China, Vice Chairman of Central Military Commission of CPC; Mr. Li Keqiang, Member of the Standing Committee of CCCPC Political Bureau and Vice Premier of the State Council; Mr. Hui Liangyu, Member of the CCCPC Political Bureau and Vice Premier of the State Council; Mr. Li Yuanchao, Member of the CCCPC Political Bureau, Secretary of Secretariat of CCCPC and Minister of CCCPC Organization Department as well as Mr. Du Qinglin, Vice Chairman of CPPCC and Minister of CCCPC United Front Work Department sent congratulation letter or gave written instructions for the meeting. Jiang Chunyun, former member of CCCPC Political Bureau, Vice Premier of the State Council and Vice President of the Ninth National People’s Congress, Chief Advisor of Chinese Ecological Civilization Research and Promotion Association; Mr. Chen Zongxing, Vice Chairman of CCCPC, Vice Executive Chairman of the Central Committee of Chinese Peasants and Workers Democratic Party and Chairman of Chinese Ecological Civilization Research and Promotion Association and MEP Minister Zhou Shengxian attended the meeting and gave a speech. Executive Vice Chairman Zhu Guangyao of Chinese Ecological Civilization Research and Promotion Association chaired the meeting.
On November 14, Mr. Zhou Shengxian, MEP Minister and CCICED Vice Executive Chairman met with Ms. Biggs, CIDA President and Vice Executive Chairperson of CCICED in Beijing. They talked about relevant issues on CCICED 2011 Annual General Meeting.
On November 15, Premier Wen Jiabao of the State Council met with International Members of CCICED and foreign representatives attending CCICED 2011 AGM in Ziguange of Zhongnanhai and listened to their policy recommendations to the Chinese Government on environment and development issues.
On the same day, Mr. Li Keqiang, Member of the Standing Committee of CCCPC Political Bureau, Vice Premier of the State Council and Chairman of CCICED attended the opening ceremony of CCICED 2011 AGM in Beijing and gave a speech. Mr. Zhou Shengxian MEP Minister and CCICED Vice Executive Chairman chaired the opening ceremony. Ms. Biggs, CIDA President and CCICED Vice Executive Chairperson, Mr. Brende, Director of World Economic Development Forum and CCICED Vice Chairman and Mr. Li Ganjie, MEP Vice Minister and CCICED Secretary General attended the opening ceremony.
On the same day, Mr. Zhou Shengxian, MEP Minister and CCICED Vice Executive Chairman met with Mr. Hau Sing Tse, CCICED Member, Executive Director of African Development Bank and former Senior Vice President of CIDA in Beijing. They exchanged their views on the cooperation in environmental protection field.
On the same day, the International Meeting on Exchange of Experience in Environment Emergency Response Management & 25th Anniversary of APELL was held in Beijing. MEP Vice Minister Zhang Lijun and Mr. Steiner, Vice UN General Secretary and Executive Director of UNEP attended the opening ceremony and gave a speech.
On November 16, Mr. Zhou Shengxian, MEP Minister and CCICED Vice Executive Chairman met with Mr. Steiner, CCICED Member, Vice UN General Secretary and Executive Director of UNEP in Beijing. They exchanged their views on further promoting the cooperation between the two departments.
On November 17, CCICED 2011 Annual General Meeting closed. MEP Minister Zhou Shengxian and CCICED Vice Executive Chairman attended the closing ceremony and presented a summary speech. The closing ceremony was chaired by CCICED Vice International Executive Chairperson Ms. Biggs. Mr. Li Ganjie, MEP Vice Minister and CCICED Secretary General attended the closing ceremony and introduced the CCICED work plan for 2012.
On the same day, CCICED 20th Anniversary Forum with the theme "Sharing the Achievements, Embracing the Future" was held in Beijing. Mr. Song Jian, former State Councilor, Mr. Zhou Shengxian, MEP Minister and CCICED Vice Executive Chairman, CCICED International Executive Vice Chairperson Ms. Biggs, Mr. Li Ganjie, MEP Vice Minister and CCICED Secretary General and representatives of CCICED Members of the past 20 years attended the Forum.
On the same day, MEP Chief Engineer Wan Bentai addressed the "Organic Food and Food Safety" high-level forum was held in Beijing.
On November 18, International Forum on Ecosystem Management and Green Economy co-organized by UNEP and Chinese Academy of Sciences was held in Beijing. MEP Vice Minister Li Ganjie attended the forum and gave a speech.
On November 19, 2011 China (Chengdu) International Expo on Circular Economy Industry & High Level Forum was held in Chengdu. MEP Vice Minister Zhou Jian addressed the forum.
On November 20, high level academic meeting of MEP Academy of Environmental Planning was held in Beijing. MEP Minister Zhou Shengxian sent a congratulation letter for 10th anniversary of the Academy of Environmental Planning. MEP Vice Minister Zhou Jian attended the opening ceremony and gave a speech.
On November 21~25, the Ninth COP of Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer and 23th COP of the Montreal Protocol on Substances That Deplete Ozone Layer were held in Bali, Indonesia. The Chinese Delegation headed by MEP Vice Minister Wu Xiaoqing attended the meeting. During the conference, Vice Minister Wu Xiaoqing exchanged views on bilateral cooperation with Mr. Mohamed, head of Iranian delegation, Vice President and Environment Minister of Iran and Mr. Gonzalez, Executive Secretary of Ozone Secretariat respectively at the invitation.
On November 21, MEP Vice Minister Wu Xiaoqing heading a delegation visited Malaysia Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and met with Lasim Nick, Vice Secretary General of Malaysia Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment. They exchanged their views on environmental issues of common concern.
On November 22, MEP released the Name List of the Rare Earth Enterprises (First Group) Meeting Environmental Protection Requirements.
On November 23, MEP Minister Zhou Shengxian met with US Ambassador to China Mr. Gary Faye Locke in Beijing. The two sides exchanged their views on relevant issues on China-US environmental cooperation.
On November 24, MEP Minister Zhou Shengxian chaired a meeting to convey and study the spirit of important speeches of leaders of State Council at 2011 CCICED AGM and teleconference of the State Council on further promoting the reform of administrative review and approval system. Mr. Hu Baolin, member of MEP Leading Party Members Group and DG of General Office attended the meeting. Main heads of MEP departments and bureau as well as major heads of MEP regional center and affiliated institutions in Beijing attended the meeting as observers.


 

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