On Jun. 3, the first plenary session of the environmental enforcement inspection team under the Standing Committee of the NPC was held in the Great Hall of the People. Vice Chairmen of the Standing Committee Chen Changzhi, Shen Yueyue, and Zhang Ping attended the session. Minister Chen Jining delivered a report on the enforcement of the environment protection law.
On Jun. 5, the honoring meeting of China Award for Ecological Civilization & Symposium on Development of Ecological Civilization was held in Beijing. Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of the NPC Shen Yueyue, Vice Chairman of the National Committee of the 11th CPPCC Chen Zongxing, and Minister Chen Jining attended the meeting. Vice Minister Huang Runqiu moderated the meeting and announced the honoring decision. Delegates with the Environment Protection and Resources Conservation Committee of the NPC, Subcommittee of Population, Resources and Environment of the CPPCC, All-China Federation of Trade Unions, Central Committee of Communist Youth League, All-China Women's Federation, Office of the Spiritual Civilization Development Steering Commission, relevant departments under the State Council, and local areas attended the event.
Between Jun. 6 and 7, the eighth session of China-U.S. Strategic and Economic Dialogue was held in Beijing. Vice Minister Zhao Yingmin attended this session and the Joint Session on Climate.
On Jun. 7, the International Workshop on Cooperation and Innovation for Green Development & the theme event commemorating the 20th anniversary of SJFCEP was held in Beijing. Minister Chen Jining and his Japanese counterpart Tamayo Marukawa addressed the opening ceremony which was moderated by Vice Minister Huang Runqiu. Before the opening ceremony, Minister Chen met with Japanese Environment Minister Tamayo Marukawa.
On the same day, the 2016 Global Clean Tech and Green Finance Summit & the first Annual Meeting of 3iPET opened in Beijing. Vice Minister Huang Runqiu delivered remarks at the event.
On Jun. 8, the sixth of a series lectures on “nuclear safety culture” in university campuses was held in Tsinghua University. Chief Engineer of Nuclear Safety Liu Hua gave a lecture.
On Jun. 12, Vice Minister Zhao Yingmin met in Beijing with Madam Rita Schwarzelühr-Sutter, Parliamentary State Secretary of German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB). The two sides exchanged views on environmental issues of common concern.
On Jun.13, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and German Chancellor Angela Merkel co-chaired the fourth round Chinese–German intergovernmental consultations. Minister Chen Jining attended the consultations and related activities, and signed with the representative of German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) the Joint Statement of Intent on Enhanced Chinese-German Environmental Partnership.
Between Jun. 15 and 22, Vice Minister Huang Runqiu visited Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea on invitation and had work talks. He also gave a keynote speech at the 2016 International Symposium on Landslides, and then delivered the opening remarks and subsequent keynote address in Bulgaria at the International Symposium-Challenges for Engineering Geology and Geotechnics after Natural Disasters.
On Jun. 16, Minister Chen Jining met in Beijing with Henry Paulson, the former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Treasury and Chairman of Paulson Institute. The two sides exchanged views on bilateral cooperation in the environment sector and witnessed the signing of a memorandum of understanding on cooperation.
On Jun. 21, MEP released the Technical Guideline on Environmental Risk Assessment for Carbon Dioxide Capture, Utilization and Storage (on trial).
On Jun. 23, Minister Chen Jining met in Beijing with Tomas Pritzker, Director, Chairman and President of The Hyatt Foundation, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Center for Strategic & International Studies. The two sides exchanged views on environmental issues of common concern.
On the same day, MEP granted 10 counties (county-level cities, districts) including Tonghua County of Jilin Province the title of “national eco-county/city/district”.
On Jun. 27, the first General Assembly of the Trade Union for the Departments under MEP was held in Beijing. A Leading Party member and Vice Minister Li Ganjie and Vice Chairman of the Federation of Trade Unions for the Departments under the Central Government Kong Gang delivered remarks at the assembly.
On the same day, MEP adopted six national environmental protection standards including Soil Quality-Determination of Conductivity-Electrode Method (HJ802-2016), which shall be effective as of August 1, 2016.
On the same day, MEP adopted the national environmental protection standard Technical Guidelines for Environmental Impact Assessment-Format and Content of Environmental Impact Reports for Nuclear Power Plants (HJ808-2016), which shall be effective as of October 1, 2016. The Environmental Protection Regulation Guidelines for Nuclear Facilities-Format and Content of Environmental Impact Reports for Nuclear Power Plants shall be abolished at the same time.
On Jun. 28, the fifth general assembly of China Association of Environmental Protection Industry (CAEPI) was held in Beijing. Vice Minister Huang Runqiu delivered remarks at the opening ceremony.
On Jun. 29, MEP held a meeting to celebrate the 95th anniversary of the CPC in Beijing, honored the advanced grassroots Party organizations, outstanding Party members, and outstanding workers of Party affairs, and granted the commemorative medals for long-term services for environmental protection. Secretary of the Leading Party Group and Minister Chen Jining attended the meeting and gave a Party lecture. Vice Minister Li Ganjie chaired the meeting. Leader of the Permanent Discipline Inspection Team Zhou Ying, Vice Ministers Huang Runqiu and Zhai Qing, and Chief Engineer for Nuclear Safety Liu Hua presented at the event. All Party members in the Ministry’s internal departments; members of the Party committees, Party general branches, and Party branches as well as the Directors of the Office of Party Committees with Beijing-based regional offices and affiliated institutions; representatives of advanced grassroots Party organizations, outstanding Party members, and outstanding Party affairs workers attended the meeting.
On the same day, MEP printed and distributed the Technical Guidelines for Identification and Assessment of Eco-environmental Damage-General Programme, and Technical Guidelines for Identification and Assessment of Eco-environmental Damage-Damage Investigation.
On Jun. 30, Minister Chen Jining delivered a report on behalf of the State Council to the 21st session of the Standing Committee of the 12th NPC on the progress in development and management of nature reserves in China.
On the same day, Minister Chen Jining chaired a ministerial executive meeting which deliberated and adopted the Decisions on Abolishment of Some Departmental Rules for Environmental Protection. Leader of the Permanent Discipline Inspection Team Zhou Ying, and Vice Ministers Li Ganjie, Huang Runqiu, Zhai Qing, and Zhao Yingmin presented at the meeting. Leading officials of the internal departments observed the meeting.
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