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Calendar in Jan. 2012

On January 4, Ministry of Environmental Protection granted the title of National Model Cities on Environmental Protection to Langfang City and Zhenjiang City again after they met the qualifications.
On January 5, MEP Minister Zhou Shengxian heading a group had investigation on prevention and control of atmospheric pollution in Beijing. Mr. Liu Qi, Member of the CCCPC Political Bureau and Secretary of CPC Beijing Commission met with MEP Minister Zhou Shengxian. Beijing Mayor Guo Jinlong attended the meeting and discussion. After the meeting, MEP Minister Zhou Shengxian and his group had site visit on environmental protection treatment facilities of China Huaneng Group Beijing Thermal Power Limited Company and control of flying dust at the construction site of Beijing Commercial Center. Senior officials such as MEP vice ministers Zhang Lijun and Wu Xiaoqing as well as Beijing Vice Mayor Hong Feng took part in the investigation and meeting.
On the same day, MEP Minister Zhou Shengxian paid a special visit to Beijing Environmental Monitoring Center to see environmental protection workers at grass-root level and presented Spring Festival greetings to all officials and workers in environmental protection institutions across the country. Senior officials such as MEP vice ministers Zhang Lijun and Wu Xiaoqing as well as Beijing Vice Mayor Hong Feng took part in the activity.
On January 6, Ministry of Environmental Protection printed and distributed the Circular on Further Strengthening Environmental Protection in Development of Hydropower.
On January 8, The Seventh National Meeting of Members of Chinese Society for Environmental Sciences (CSES) was held in Beijing. The meeting elected the Seventh Council of CSES and the work institution. Mr. Ablet Abduréshit, Honorary Chairman of Chinese Society for Environmental Sciences and Vice Chairman of CPPCC attended the opening ceremony of the meeting. MEP Minister Zhou Shengxian addressed the meeting. Mr. Cheng Donghong, member of Secretariat of the China Association for Science & Technology (CAST) and member of CAST Leading Party Members Group gave a speech and congratulated the meeting on behalf of China Association for Science & Technology. MEP Vice Minister Wu Xiaoqing attended the meeting. Mr. Wang Yuqing, CSES Chairman chaired the meeting.
On January 9, MEP Vice Minister Li Ganjie met with visiting US delegation headed by Mr. Jack Allen, Asia President of Westinghouse Electric Company in Beijing. They exchanged their ideas about environmental protection issues of common concern.
On January 10, the Six Meeting of Inter-Ministry Joint Conference on Protection of Species Resources was held in Beijing. MEP Minister Zhou Shengxian chaired the meeting. Vice General Secretary of the State Council Ding Xuedong attended the meeting and gave a speech. The meeting reviewed and adopted the Report of the Six Meeting of Inter-Ministry Joint Conference on Protection of Genetic Resources, Strategy and Action Plan of China for Biodiversity Conservation and China’s Program of Action for United Nations Decade on Biodiversity (including 2012 Program).
On January 11, Ministry of Environmental Protection held National Meeting on Environment Impact Assessment in Beijing. MEP Vice Minister Wu Xiaoqing attended the meeting and gave a speech.
On January 12, the Inception Meeting of Strategic Environment Assessment of the Development of Key Regions and Industries of West China was held in Beijing. MEP Vice Minister Wu Xiaoqing addressed the meeting. MEP Chief Engineer Wan Bentai attended the meeting.
On the same day, the Inaugurating Meeting of Environment Impact Assessment Branch Association of China Association of Environmental Protection Industry was held in Beijing. MEP Vice Minister Wu Xiaoqing and Mr. Wang Xinfang, President of China Association of Environmental Protection Industry attended the meeting and gave a speech.
On January 13, Ministry of Environmental Protection printed out and distributed the Circular on Application for 2012 Award for Environmental Science & Technology.
On January 16, MEP Vice Minister Zhang Lijun heading No. 10 inspection group on emission reduction checked and investigated the activities of Anhui Province such as total reduction of major pollutants, construction and operation of environment monitoring system, prevention and control of heavy metals pollution.
On the same day, Ministry of Environmental Protection printed out and distributed the Circular on Distribution of the Measures on Management of Qualified Chemical Testing Laboratories.
On January 17, China Environment News made public the top 10 environment news in China and top 10 environment news in the world in Beijing. MEP Chief Engineer Wan Bentai attended the meeting and gave a speech.
On the same day, Ministry of Environmental Protection released two guiding documents including the Guidance for Best Technology on Prevention and Control of Pollution from Lead Smelting (Trial).
On January 18, MEP Chief Engineer Wan Bentai met with Mr. Feike Sijbesma, CEO of Royal DSM of the Netherlands in Beijing. They exchanged their views on environmental protection issues.
On January 19, Ministry of Environmental Protection and Chinese Academy of Sciences jointly held the signing ceremony of four-party agreement of the Project on Remote Sensing and Assessment of 10-Year Change of National Eco Environment (2000-2010) and Project Inception Meeting in Beijing. MEP Vice Minister Li Ganjie and Mr. Ding Zhongli, Vice President of Chinese Academy of Sciences attended the meeting and gave a speech.
On the same day, Ministry of Environmental Protection released the 2012 Name List of the Designated Organizations That Could Process and Reuse Import Waste  Electric Hardware, Wires & Cables and Motors.
On January 20, Ministry of Environmental Protection made public 31 applications for upgrading or adjustment of national nature reserves.


 

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