On Dec. 1, the Second Annual Meeting the China Ecological Civilization Research and Promotion Association (CECRPA) was held in Zhuhai, Guangdong Province. Chief Advisor of the association, former member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee, former Vice Premier of the State Council and Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of the 9th NPC, Jiang Chunyun sent a congratulatory letter to the meeting. President of CECRPA, Vice Chairman of the 11th CCCPC and Executive Vice Chairman of Chinese Peasants and Workers Democratic Party Chen Zongxing attended the meeting and gave a summery speech. Advisor of CECRPA, MEP Minister Zhou Shengxian attended the meeting and gave a keynote speech. Vice Chairman of CECRPA Zhu Guangyao gave an annual work report. MEP Vice Minister Li Ganjie also addressed the meeting. MEP Chief Engineer Wan Bentai and other officials attended the meeting.
On Dec. 3, MEP approved three national standards on environmental protection including Water quality-Determination of volatile organic compounds-Purge and trap/gas chromatography-mass spectrometer, which will be put into effect as of March 1, 2013.
On Dec. 5, the 16th Meeting of the Committee of China-Russia Prime Ministers' Regular Meeting was held in Moscow. Chinese Vice Premier Wang Qishan and his Russian counterpart Dmitry Rogozin jointly chaired the meeting. MEP Vice Minister Li Ganjie accompanied Wan Qishan to the meeting and made remarks on environmental topics.
On the same day, MEP Vice Minister Wu Xiaoqing went to Henan Province to inspect implementation of air quality monitoring by the new standard.
From Dec. 6 to Dec. 8, MEP Vice Minister Zhou Jian went to Hainan Province to investigate environmental work. During the inspection, Zhou and Navy Deputy Commander Su Zhiliang jointly attended the launching ceremony of national atmospheric monitoring station of Xisha Islands and inspected environmental work of Yongxing Island of Xisha Islands.
On Dec. 11, MEP Vice Minister Li Ganjie met with a delegation led by Swiss Ambassador to China Jacques de Watteville. They exchanged views on bilateral environmental cooperation.
On the same day, a publicity meeting was held in Beijing to promote the 12th Five-year Plan on Nuclear Safety and Radioactive Pollution Prevention and Control and 2020 Long-term Goal. MEP Vice Minister Li Ganjie, also Administrator of National Nuclear Safety Administration, attended the meeting and made remarks.
On the same day, MEP issued Guidelines on Strengthening Development of National Key Laboratories on Environmental Protection.
On Dec. 12, the 2012 Annual General Meeting of CCICED opened in Beijing. Member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of CPC Central Committee, Vice Premier of the State Council and Chairperson of CCICED Li Keqiang attended the opening ceremony and made remarks. Executive Vice Chair of CCICED, MEP Minister Zhou Shengxian chaired the ceremony. Nearly 300 people participated in the opening ceremony including Chinese and international members of the 5th phase of CCCICED, Chinese and international experts, officials from international organizations, heads of related Chinese government agencies and local departments and entrepreneurs.
On the same day, Member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of CPC Central Committee, Vice Premier of the State Council and Chairperson of CCICED Li Keqiang met with major international guests attending 2012 CCICED AGM at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse.
On the same day, Executive Vice Chair of CCICED, MEP Minister Zhou Shengxian gave a special speech at the 2012 AGM of CCICED.
On Dec. 13, CCICED held plenary session, discussing policy research reports and recommendations. Executive Vice Chair of CCICED, MEP Minister Zhou Shengxian attended the meeting. Mr. Brende,Managing Director of World Economic Forum and Vice Chairperson of CCICED chaired the meeting. Chinese and international Council Members, experts and task force members participated in the meeting.
On the same day, MEP issued Circular on Updating List of Key Companies under Environmental Monitoring in 2013.
On Dec. 14, Premier Wen Jiabao met with international representatives attending 2012 AGM of CCICED at Ziguang Pavilion, Zhongnanhai.
On the same day, the closing ceremony of CCICED 2012 AGM was held. Executive Vice Chair of CCICED, MEP Minister Zhou Shengxian attended the ceremony and gave a summary speech. MEP Vice Minister, Secretary General of CCICED Li Ganjie presented the work plan of the Council for 2013. MEP Chief Engineer on Nuclear Safety, Deputy Secretary General of CCICED, Xu Qinghua attended the closing ceremony. During the AGM, Zhou Shengxian respectively met with Kent, CCICED Executive Vice Chair and Minister of Environment Canada, Achim Steiner, CCICED Vice Chair, UN Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director and Yuri Trutnev, Member of CCICED and Assistant of Russian President. Zhou exchanged views with them on environmental issues of common concern.
From Dec. 16 to Dec. 18, MEP Vice Minister Li Ganjie visited Mongolia and held talks with Buya Tulga, Vice Minister for Nature, Environment and Green Development and signed Memorandum of Understanding between Ministry of Environmental Protection of the People’s Republic of China and Ministry of Nature, Environment and Green Development of Mongolia on Environmental Protection Cooperation. Li paid a courtesy call to Mongolian Minister for Nature, Environment and Green Development, Sanjaasuren Oyun.
From Dec. 19 to Dec. 21, the 2nd Meeting of China-Kazakhstan Environmental Cooperation Commission was held in Astana, Kazakhstan. Mr. Li Ganjie, the Chinese Chairman of China—Kazakhstan Environmental Cooperation Commission and Vice Minister of MEP and Mr. Iskakov, Kazakhstan Chairman of the Commission and Vice Environment Minister of Kazakhstan headed their delegations to the meeting. Li Ganjie and Mr. Iskakov signed a minute after the meeting.
On Dec. 21, the 2012 DuPont Cup Environmental News Award was presented in Beijing. MEP Vice Minister Pan Yue attended the awarding ceremony and made remarks.
On Dec. 22, the 6th Green Fortune (China) Forum & Summit on Transformation of Regional Economy and Development of Environment-Friendly Industry was held in Beijing. MEP Vice Minister Zhang Lijun, Vice Chairman of the Committee of Population, Resources and Environment, CPPCC, President of Chinese Society for Environmental Sciences, Wang Yuqing attended the meeting and made remarks.
On Dec. 24, MEP granted the title of national ecological towns to 798 towns including Shidu Town of Fangshan Dist., Beijing.
On the same day, MEP announced list of projects winning 2012 Environmental Science and Technology Award.
On the same day, MEP approved four standards as national standards on environmental protection such as technical specifications for coking wastewater treatment, which will be put into effect as of March. 1, 2013.
On Dec. 25, national work meeting on environmental statistics was held in Xiamen. MEP Vice Minister Zhang Lijun addressed the meeting.
On the same day, MEP issued Guidelines on Preparing Scheme for Protection and Rehabilitation of Mine Environment.
On Dec. 26, the 2012 review meeting on national nature reserves was held in Beijing. MEP Vice Minister, Director of the review committee, Li Ganjie attended the meeting and made remarks.
On Dec. 27, MEP issued Technical Guidelines on National Environmental Investigation of Chemical Production.
On the same day, MEP announced list of laboratories passing 2012 chemical test.
On the same day, MEP issued Catalogue on the 6th Group of Regulated ODS in China for Import and Export.
On Dec. 28, MEP held a video conference on calculation of major pollutants reduction in 2012 in Beijing. MEP Vice Minister Zhang Lijun attended the meeting and made remarks.
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