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Calendar in April 2015

From April 1 to April 2, National On-the-Site Meeting of Environmental Monitoring & Work Meeting for Anti-corruption was held in Wuxi, Jiangsu Province. Vice Minister Wu Xiaoqing of Ministry of Environmental Protection and Vice Governor from Jiangsu Province Xu Jinrong addressed the meeting. Head of the Discipline Inspection Group in MEP Zhou Ying gave a speech. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Wan Bentai, Chief Engineer of Ministry of Environmental Protection.

On April 2, MEP Minister Chen Jining chaired a MEP executive meeting today. The meeting reviewed and adopted in principle the Measures on Management of the Qualifications for Environmental Impact Assessment of Construction Projects (revised draft) and Measures on Management of Follow-up Assessment of Environmental Impacts of Construction Projects (Trial) (Draft). MEP Vice Minister Pan Yue, Wu Xiaoqing, Li Ganjie and head of the Discipline Inspection Group in MEP Zhou Ying, Member of MEP leading party group, DG of Department of Human Resources and Institutional Arrangement He Jie and Chief Engineer on Nuclear Safety Liu Hua attended the meeting.

On April 3, MEP held a promotion meeting on rectification of problems involved in water body pollution control program & anti-corruption. The top executive leader, director of the program management office, MEP Vice Minister Wu Xiaoqing attended the meeting and made remarks.

On the same day, MEP held a teleconference on 2015 national ecological protection in Beijing. Vice Minister Li Ganjie attended the meeting and made remarks.

On the same day, MEP issued Water quality-Determination of cobalt -5-Cl-PADAB Spectrophotometry as national standard on environmental protection, which will be put into effect as of July 1, 2015. The previous temporary standard (HJ 550-2009) will be abolished at the same time.

On April 8, the publicity on 2015 Centennial Environmental Walk kicked off in Beijing. Vice Chairman of the standing committee of the NPC Chen Changzhi attended the launching ceremony and made remarks. MEP Vice Minister Wu Xiaoqing was also present at the opening ceremony and made remarks.

On April 9, MEP Minister Chen Jining met with Swedish Minister for Climate and Environment Madam Asa Romson in Beijing and both sides exchanged views on environmental issues of common concern.

On the same day, MEP issued Catalogue on EIA Management of Construction Projects by Categories, which will be put into effect as of June 1, 2015. The previous catalogue (MEP Decree No. 2) will be abolished at the same time.

On April 13, MEP Minister Che Jining today chaired the MEP executive meeting. The meeting reviewed and adopted in principle the Code of Conduct of Environmental Law Enforcement Officials (Draft) and listened to the briefing on the preparation of the State of National Environment Quality (2014). MEP Vice Minister Pan Yue, Wu Xiaoqing, Li Ganjie and Zhai Qing, Member of MEP leading party group, DG of Department of Human Resources and Institutional Arrangement He Jie and Chief Engineer Wan Bentai attended the meeting.

On April 16, workshop on international cooperation on environmental protection was held in Beijing. Vice Minister Li Ganjie attended the meeting and made remarks.

On the same day, MEP issued Measures on Environmental Emergency Response Management, which will be put into effect as of June 5, 2015.

On the same day, MEP issued six environmental standards as national standards for environmental protection such as Emission standard of pollutants for petroleum refining industry, which will be put into effect as of July 1, 2015. Emission limit value of air pollutants for fuel oil cremator (GB13801-2009) will be annulled at the same time.

On April 21, the 4th meeting of the office on coordination mechanism of air pollution prevention and control of the Yangtze River Delta was held in Hangzhou. MEP Vice Minister, coordination mechanism office director Zhai Qing attended the meeting and made remarks.

On April 21-22, MEP Minister Chen Jining met with Mr. Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary-Gemeral and UNEP Executive Director, Mr. Sergey Donskoy, Minister of Russian Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology, Mr. Francisco Gaitani, Vice Minister of Ministry of Environment of Brazil, Mr. Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change of India and Ms. Edna Molewa, Minister of Environmental Affairs of South Africa in Moscow respectively and exchanged views with them on environmental issues of common concern.

The First Official Meeting of Ministers of Environment of the BRICS Countries was held in Moscow, Russia on April 22, 2015. Mr. Chen Jining, Minister of Ministry of Environmental Protection of China, Mr. Sergey Donskoy, Minister of Russian Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology, Mr. Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change of India, Ms. Edna Molewa, Minister of Environmental Affairs of South Africa and Mr. Francisco Gaitani, Vice Minister of Ministry of Environment of Brazil attended the meeting. Mr. Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary-General and UNEP Executive Director attended the opening ceremony of the meeting.

On the same day, MEP Vice Minister Li Ganjie met with Jean-Bernard Levy, Board Chairman & CEO of EDF in Beijing. Both sides exchanged views on bilateral cooperation on nuclear power safety.

On April 24, the biweek consultation meeting of CPPCC was held in Beijing, which put forward comments and suggestions on air pollution prevention and control while promoting synergetic development of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Province. Chairman of CPPCC Yu Zhengsheng chaired the meeting and made remarks. MEP Vice Minister Wu Xiaoqing and Chairman of Beijing Municipal Committee of CPPCC Ji Lin also joined the meeting and made remarks.

On the same day, MEP held a meeting on handling of proposals by NPC & CPPCC in Beijing. Vice Minister Wu Xiaoqing chaired the meeting and made remarks.

On the same day, MEP Vice Minister Li Ganjie met with Mr. Autebert, President of Asia & Pacific Region of AREVA in Beijing. They exchanged their ideas on China-France cooperation in the field of nuclear safety.

On the same day, MEP issued Code of Conduct for Environmental Law Enforcers.

On April 27, MEP held an extended study meeting for the central group of ministerial leading party group & special report meeting on anti-corruption. Secretary of MEP leading party group, Minister Chen Jining chaired the meeting and made remarks. Director of the Research Office of Central Commission for Discipline Inspection Miao Qingwang gave a special report. MEP Vice Minister Wu Xiaoqing, Li Ganjie and Zhai Qing, head of the Discipline Inspection Group in MEP Zhou Ying, Member of MEP leading party group, DG of Department of Human Resources and Institutional Arrangement He Jie, Chief Engineer Wan Beitai and Chief Engineer on Nuclear Safety Liu Hua attended the meeting.

On Apr. 28-29, MEP Minister Chen Jining made an investigation on environmental work of Shanghai and held a meeting on environmental protection of the Yangtze River. Chen stressed that we shall defend the bottom line of environmental protection and target the upper limit, going all out for the battle on environmental protection.

On April 29, MEP Minister Chen Jining met with Japanese Environment Minister Mochizuki Yoshio, and South Korean Environment Minister Yoon Seongkyu respectively in Shanghai and held talks on environmental cooperation.

On April 30, the 17th Tripartite Environment Ministers Meeting among China, Japan, and South Korea (TEMM) was held in Shanghai. Minister of Environmental Protection of China Chen Jining, Japanese Environment Minister Mochizuki Yoshio, and South Korean Environment Minister Yoon Seongkyu all headed up national delegations to this event and exchanged views on the latest environmental policies of the three countries as well as global and regional hot environmental issues.

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