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Calendar in Jun.2017

On Jun. 1, MEP released the Technical Guidance for Measuring the Citizens’ Environment and Health Literacy (on trial).

On Jun. 5, the main activity celebrating the 2017 World Environment Day & the International Summit of New Environmental Protection Technology were held in Nanjing Municipality, the capital city of Jiangsu Province. Secretary of the MEP Leading Party Members’ Group Li Ganjie, Secretary of the CPC Jiangsu provincial committee Li Qiang, and Acting Governor of the provincial government Wu Zhenglong attended the events. Li Ganjie, Wu Zhenglong, UN Deputy Secretary General and UNEP Executive Director Erik Solheim, Governor of the U.S. State of California Jerry Brown, Danish Ambassador to China A. Carsten Damsgaard, and Israeli Deputy Minister of Environmental Protection Yaron Mazuz delivered remarks. Li Ganjie and Li Qiang inaugurated the online relay initiative at WeChat on “action by all to lighten the green China”. Before the summit, Li Ganjie, Li Qiang, and Wu Zhenglong met with delegates from Israel, Denmark, the U.S., and Germany, and visited the booths of the participating international and domestic environmental technology enterprises.

Vice Minister Zhai Qing met in Beijing with the delegates of the environmental associations in some universities and colleges, introduced the latest environmental circumstances and work progress, and encouraged the youths to be part of the environmental protection force.

On Jun. 6, the symposium on the reforms on the ecological and environmental damage compensation system and the ecological conservation red lines was held in Chenzhou Municipality of Hunan Province in Central China. Vice Minister Huang Runqiu and Deputy Governor of the provincial government Yang Guangrong delivered remarks at the meeting. In his trip, Huang inspected the local progresses in the reforms on the ecological and environmental damage compensation system and the ecological conservation red lines.

On Jun. 7, MEP organized the mobilization meeting for the 2017 national drill on environmental compliance inspection in Taixing Municipality of Jiangsu Province in East China. Vice Minister Zhai Qing spoke at the meeting. The persons-in-charge with the environmental protection departments (bureaus) of the provinces, autonomous regions, and municipalities, as well as Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps attended the event.

On Jun. 9, MEP adopted two national environmental protection standards- Technical Guideline for Deriving Water Quality Criteria for the Protection of Human Health (HJ 837-2017) and Technical Guideline for Deriving Nutrient Criteria for Lakes (HJ 838-2017), which shall take effect as of Sept. 1, 2017.

MEP adopted the national environmental protection standard Technical Regulation of Field Investigation for Environment and Health—Cross-sectional Study (HJ 839-2017).

On Jun. 12, the signing ceremony of the Agreement of Cooperation on Environmental Information Disclosure by Public Companies was held in Beijing. MEP Vice Minister Huang Runqiu and Vice Chairperson of China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) Jiang Yang spoke at the ceremony.

The 2017 International Cleantech Summit & the 2nd Annual Meeting of the Integrated, Intelligent, and International Platform for Environmental Technology (3iPET) was held in Beijing. Vice Minister Huang Runqiu delivered remarks at the event.

On Jun. 13, the fifteenth China International Environmental Protection Exhibition and Conference (CIEPEC 2017) opened in Beijing. Vice Minister Huang Runqiu visited the exhibition.

On Jun. 14, Secretary of the Leading Party Members’ Group Li Ganjie met with Gian Luca Galletti, Italian Minister for the Environment, Land and Sea, in Beijing. The two sides exchanged views on the environment issues of common concern.

China-Japan High-level Roundtable Dialogue on Environmental Protection was held in Beijing. Vice Minister Huang Runqiu and Senior Consultant with Japanese Ministry of the Environment Seki Soichiro delivered remarks at the dialogue.

Vice Minister Zhao Yingmin met with Mochiduki Yoshio, the Acting Secretary General of Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), in Beijing. The two sides exchanged views on the environmental issues of common concern.

On Jun. 15, the Secretary of the Leading Party Members’ Group Li Ganjie and China’s Special Envoy for Climate Change Xie Zhenhua visited the fifteenth China International Environmental Protection Exhibition and Conference (CIEPEC 2017).

China-Italy High-level Workshop on Environmental Management and Sustainable Development was held in Beijing. Vice Minister Zhao Yingmin and Italian Minister for the Environment, Land and Sea Gian Luca Galletti delivered speeches at the workshop.

On Jun. 16, Vice Minister Zhai Qing went to Jiujiang Municipality of Jiangxi Province to oversee the progress in the rectification of the environmental problems with the drinking water sources in the Yangtze River economic belt.

On Jun. 19, Secretary of the Leading Party Members’ Group Li Ganjie presided over the ministerial executive meeting, which considered and adopted in principle the Catalogue for the Category-specific Pollutant Emission Control Permitting of Stationary Pollution Sources (on trial). Vice Ministers Huang Runqiu, Zhai Qing, Zhao Yingmin, and Liu Hua, the Leader of the Discipline Inspection Group Wu Haiying, and the directors general of the internal departments attended the meeting.

MEP held this year’s third plenary session of the ministerial Leading Group for Comprehensively Deepening Reforms. Secretary of the Leading Party Members’ Group Li Ganjie chaired the meeting and delivered a statement. Vice Ministers Huang Runqiu, Zhai Qing, Zhao Yingmin, and Liu Hua, and the Leader of the Discipline Inspection Group Wu Haiying presented at the session. The directors general of the internal departments attended the meeting.

On Jun. 21, the State Council executive meeting adopted the Decision of the State Council on the Amendments to the Regulations on the Environmental Management of Construction Projects (draft).

On Jun. 22, Secretary of the Leading Party Members’ Group Li Ganjie met separately with Erik Solheim, UN Deputy Secretary General and UNEP Executive Director, and Edna Molewa, the South African Minister of Environmental Affairs, on the sidelines of the third BRICS Environment Ministers’ Meeting in Tianjin. They exchanged views on the environmental issues of common concern.

Vice Minister Zhao Yingmin chaired the dispatch meeting in Jinan Municipality, the capital of Shandong Province, on the air pollution control in some cities in Shandong, and inspected the progress in the reforms on the pollutant emission control permitting system in this province.

The third national field experience exchange activity on the quality management of civil nuclear safety equipment was held in Shanghai. Vice Minister of Environmental Protection and Administrator of NNSA Liu Hua spoke at the event.

On Jun. 23, the third BRICS Environment Ministers’ Meeting, which was chaired by Secretary of the Leading Party Members’ Group Li Ganjie, was held in Tianjin. South African Minister of Environmental Affairs Madam Edna Molewa, Indian Executive Vice Minister of the Environment, Forest and Climate Change Ajay Narayan Jha, Fernando Coimbra who headed the delegation of Brazilian Ministry of the Environment, and Nuritdin R. Inamov who headed the delegation of Russian Federal Ministry of the Natural Resources and Ecology attended the event. UN Deputy Secretary General and UNEP Executive Director Erik Solheim presented at the meeting on invitation. Secretary of the CPC Tianjin Municipal Committee Li Hongzhong met with the participating environment ministers, delegation leaders, and Erik Solheim. Vice Mayor of the Tianjin Municipal Government Sun Wenkui delivered a welcome speech. The meeting released the Tianjin Statement of the Third BRICS Environment Ministers’ Meeting and adopted the Initiative on the Partnership of BRICS Environmentally Sustainable Cities.

Secretary of the Leading Party Members’ Group Li Ganjie met with Ajay Narayan Jha, the Executive Vice Minister of the Environment, Forest and Climate Change of India, on the sidelines of the third BRICS Environment Ministers’ Meeting in Tianjin. The two sides exchanged views on deepening bilateral cooperation in the environmental protection field.

On Jun. 26, Secretary of the Leading Party Members’ Group Li Ganjie met with Madam Karolina Skog, Swedish Minister for the Environment, in Beijing. The two sides exchanged views on further deepening the bilateral cooperation in the environment field.

On Jun. 27, the 28th session of the Standing Committee of the 12th NPC voted to appoint Li Ganjie as Minister of Environmental Protection. The session also adopted the Decision of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress on the Amendments to the Water Pollution Prevention and Control Law of the People’s Republic of China, which shall go to effect as of Jan. 1, 2018.

Minister of Environmental Protection Li Ganjie met with a delegation headed by his Norwegian counterpart Vidar Helgesen. The two sides had talks on bilateral cooperation on environmental protection. Then they signed the Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation on Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development between the environmental protection departments of the two countries.

On Jun. 28, Minister Li Ganjie chaired the ministerial executive meeting to convey the guidelines of the major statement of General Secretary Xi Jinping at the 36th session of the Central Leading Group for Comprehensively Deepening Reforms while deliberating the Program for Piloting National Park System in Qilian Mountains. The meeting made deployments for strengthening the inspection on national nature reserves, and considered and adopted in principle the Measures on the Monitoring of Human Activities in Nature Reserves by Remote Sensing Technique and the Verification and Handling of Human Activities (on trial). Vice Ministers Huang Runqiu, Zhai Qing, and Liu Hua presented at the meeting. Directors general of the internal departments attended the meeting.

Minister Li Ganjie paid a visit to the trainees of the fourth training seminar on strict air pollution inspection in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region and surrounding areas.

On Jun. 30, MEP held a meeting to commend the exemplary Party organizations and members in the Party building studies and celebrate the 96th anniversary of the CPC. Secretary of the Leading Party Members’ Group and Minister Li Ganjie attended the meeting and gave a lecture on the Party theories. Zhai Qing, Vice Minister and Secretary of the CPC Committee of the Departments under MEP, chaired the meeting. A member of the Leading Party Members’ Group Zhou Ying, Vice Minister Liu Hua, and head of the Discipline Inspection Group Wu Haiying presented at the meeting. All of the cadres in the Ministry’s internal departments; members of the Party committees, Party general branches, Party branches, and directors of the Party offices, of the Beijing-based regional offices and affiliated institutions; members of the Party committee for the cadres retired from the Ministry’s internal departments, and representatives of the advanced Party organizations and the outstanding Party members of the Party building studies attended the meeting. The Party members of the Ministry’s regional offices and affiliated institutions watched the real-time broadcast of the meeting through teleconference system in their respective meeting venues.

The meeting for promoting the implementation of the 13th Five-Year Plan for the National Major Science and Technology Program for Water Pollution Control and Governance was held in Beijing. Vice Minister Huang Runqiu presented and spoke at the meeting.

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