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Calendar in Dec. 2014
On Dec. 1, the 2014 Annual General Meeting of China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (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 Zhang Gaoli attended the opening ceremony and gave a keynote speech. MEP Minister, Chinese Executive Vice Chairperson of CCICED, Zhou Shengxian chaired the opening ceremony and gave a special speech. Vice Chairman of NDRC Xie Zhenhua, UN Under-Secretary-General Achim Steiner, Member of Parliament of Canada Kent, MEP Vice Minister, Secretary General of CCICED Li Ganjie attended the meeting and made remarks.  
On Dec. 2, CCICED held its plenary session in Beijing. MEP Minister, Executive Vice Chairperson of the Council Zhou Shengxian attended the meeting. MEP Vice Minister, Secretary General of the Council Li Ganjie chaired the meeting. Both Chinese and international Council Members, experts and members of the task forces attended the meeting. 
On Dec. 3, the 2014 Annual General Meeting of CCICED closed in Beijing in success. MEP Minister, Executive Vice Chairperson of the Council Zhou Shengxian attended the closing ceremony and made a summary speech. The ceremony was chaired by UNEP Executive Director, Executive Vice Chairperson of the Council Achim Steiner. Kent, Member of the Parliament of Canada and International Executive Vice Chairperson of the Council made remarks. MEP Vice Minister, Secretary General of the Council Li Ganjie presented the major results of the thematic forum.  
On the same day, MEP Vice Minister Li Ganjie met with Swedish Environment Ambassador to China in Beijing. Both sides exchanged views on bilateral environmental cooperation. 
On Dec. 9, the review meeting of 2014 DuPont Cup Environmental News Award was held in Beijing. MEP Vice Minister Pan Yue attended the meeting and presented awards to winners. 
On Dec. 12, MEP leading party group secretary, Minister Zhou Shengxian chaired an expanded meeting, conveying the gist of the central economic work meeting, 2014 AGM of CCICED and meeting of national committee on biodiversity protection. MEP Vice Ministers Pan Yue, Wu Xiaoqing, Li Ganjie and Zhai Qing, head of the Discipline Inspection Group in MEP Zhou Ying, Member of Leading Party Members’ Group of MEP and DG of MEP Department of Human Resources and Institutional Arrangement He Jie and MEP Chief Engineer Wan Bentai attended the meeting.
On the same day, MEP and Ministry of Industry and Technology Information jointly issued Guidelines on Standard Operation of E-waste Dismantling and Treatment and Production Management (2015), which will take effect as of Jan. 1, 2015. 
On Dec. 15, MEP Minister Zhou Shengxian chaired ministerial executive meeting in Beijing, listening the Main Thoughts on the Preparation of the 13th Five-Year Plan on Environmental Protection, budgets for 2015, identification of the targets for the reduction of four major pollutants in 2015 and reviewing and adopting in principle the opinions on EIA review of some construction projects. MEP Vice Ministers Pan Yue, Wu Xiaoqing, Li Ganjie and Zhai Qing, head of the Discipline Inspection Group in MEP Zhou Ying, Member of Leading Party Members’ Group of MEP He Jie,MEP Chief Engineer Wan Bentai and Chief Engineer on Nuclear Safety Liu Hua attended the meeting.
On the same day, Zhou Shengxian chairs MEP Ministerial Meeting in Beijing, deliberating and adopting in principle Tentative Measures of MEP on Daily Penalty (Draft), Tentative Measures of MEP on Seizure and Distrain (Draft), Tentative Measures of MEP on Restriction of Production and Suspension of Production for Rectification (Draft) and Tentative Measures on Disclosure of Environmental Information of Companies and Institutions (Draft), Measures on Investigation and Handling of Environmental Emergencies (Draft) and Working Rules of MEP (Revised Draft). MEP Vice Ministers Pan Yue, Li Ganjie and Zhai Qing, head of the Discipline Inspection Group in MEP Zhou Ying, Member of Leading Party Members' Group of MEP He Jie,MEP Chief Engineer Wan Bentai and Chief Engineer on Nuclear Safety Liu Hua attended the meeting.
From Dec. 17-19, 2014 review meeting of national nature reserves was held in Beijing. MEP Vice Minister & Chairman of the judge panel Li Ganjie attended the meeting and made remarks. 
On Dec. 19, MEP issued Measures of MEP on Daily Penalty, Measures of MEP on Seizure and Detainment, Measures of MEP on Restricted Production and Suspension of Production for Rectification and Measures on Environmental Information Disclosure for Companies and Institutions, which will take effect as of Jan. 1, 2015. It also issued Measures on Investigation and Handling of Environmental Emergencies, which will take effect as of March 1, 2015.  
On the same day, MEP issued Technical specifications for petroleum refining industry wastewater treatment and Technical specification for seawater flue gas desulfurization project of thermal power plant as national standards on environmental protection, which will take effect as of March 1, 2015. 
On Dec. 22, the 12th meeting of the Standing Committee of 12th NPC was held in Beijing. Entrusted by the State Council, MEP Minister Zhou Shengxian gave an explanation on the revised draft of Law of the People’s Republic of China on Prevention and Control of Air Pollution. 
On Dec. 23, MEP issued Specifications on spot location of monitoring sites related to coastal area environment and Specification for automated water quality monitoring in coastal area as national standards on environmental protection, which will take effect as of Jan. 1, 2015. 
On Dec. 24, the 2014 video conference on review and verification of total pollution reduction opens in Beijing today. MEP Vice Minister Zhai Qing attended the meeting and made remarks. 
On Dec. 25, MEP issued National Work Plan on Strengthening Management of Biological Genic Resources (2014-2020). 
On Dec. 29, MEP held acceptance meeting on the results of strategic environmental assessment (SEA) for the development of central China in Beijing. MEP Vice Minister Wu Xiaoqing, President of Tsing Hua University Chen Jining and MEP Chief Engineer Wan Bentai attended the meeting and made remarks.
On Dec. 30, MEP, Environmental Protection and Resources Conservation Committee (EPRCC), National People's Congress and Legislative Affairs Commission of the Standing Committee of NPC jointly held a national teleconference on the implementation of the new Environmental Protection Law. Vice Chairman of NPC Shen Yueyue attended the meeting and made remarks. MEP Vice Minister Pan Yue chaired the meeting and made remarks. Officials making remarks at the meeting included Vice Chairman of EPRCC Wang Yunlong, Vice Chairman of Legislative Affairs Commission of the Standing Committee of NPC Xin Chunying, Vice Minister of Legislative Affairs Office of the State Council Xia Yong, Special Commissioner of Adjudication Committee of the Supreme People’s Court Du Wanhua, Vice Minister for Public Security Huang Ming, member of the leading party group of Ministry of Land and Resources Zhong Ziran, Vice Minister for Agriculture Zhang Taolin and MEP Vice Minister Zhai Qing. 
On the same day, a news briefing on implementation of the third phase of monitoring by the new air quality standard was held in Beijing. MEP Chief Engineer Wan Bentai attended the meeting and made remarks. 
On the same day, MEP, Ministry of Commerce, NDRC, China General Administration for Customs and General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine jointly issued the revised Catalogue of Solid Waste Prohibited from Import, Catalogue of Solid Waste Used as Raw Materials for Import Restriction and Catalogue of Solid Waste Used as Raw Materials for Automatic Import License, which will take effect as of Jan 1, 2015. 
On Dec. 31, MEP issued Temporary Measures on Approval and Management of Total Discharges of Major Pollutants from Construction Projects and Recommended Measures on Environmental Damage Assessment for Handling Environmental Emergencies. 
On the same day, MEP, Ministry of Commerce and Ministry of Science and Technology jointly approved Changzhou National High and New Technology Industrial Development Zone, Changshu Economic and Technological Development Zone and Nantong Economic and Technological Development Zone as National Ecological Industrial Demonstration Parks. 
On the same day, MEP issued three standards as national environmental standards including Emission from stationary sources-Sampling of volatile organic compounds-Bags method, which will be put into effect as of Feb. 1, 2015. It also issued 12 national environmental standards such as Technical specifications for the overall interconnection framework of environmental information sharing platform, which will be put into effect as of March 1, 2015. 
 
 

 

 

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