On May 9, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Shanghai's Tongji University today announced the establishment of the UNEP-Tongji Institute for Environment and Sustainable Development.
On May 9, Environment Ministers of China and Finland signed "Memorandum of Understanding on Environmental Protection between the State Environmental Protection Administration of People's Republic of China and Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Finland".
From May 19 to May 21, an international workshop of "China's Entry into WTO-Opportunities and Challanges for Economy and Ecology" was held in Kunming, Yunnan Province.
From May 21 to May 24, the first forum for bureau-directors on environmental protection was held in Kunming, Yunnan Province.
On May 28, SEPA organized to hold a national video and teleconference to severely strike violation of environmental laws and curb pollution rebounds.
On May 29, a prize awarding ceremony of the 5th Dupont Cup Environmental News Award was held in Tsinghua University with 100 pieces of news winning the awards.
On May 31, a news briefing was held by the Information Office under the State Council. SEPA publicized the Report on the State of the Environment in 2001, the Environmental Quality Report in Offshore Sea Areas in 2001 and the Report on Ecological and Environmental Monitoring for Three Gorges Engineering in 2001.
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