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Calendar in September 2004

On Sept 1, the Forum on Framework for Calculating Resources, Environment and Economy in China conducted jointly by SEPA and State Statistics Bureau in Beijing. The two reports on Framework for Calculating Resources, Economy and Environment in China and on Framework for Calculating Green GDP Based on Environment were discussed at the meeting.

On Sept 2, the Fourth Evalution Committee on Nature Reserves at National Level was founded in Beijing. The Evaluation Meeting on Nature Reserves at National Level in 2004 was held at the same time. Vice Minister Zhu Guangyao of SEPA was presented at the meeting.

On Sept 2, the 2004 China International Environmental Protection Expo and the Second China International Environmental Monitoring Instruments Exhibition co-sponsored by SEPA and the People's Government of Dalian Municipality were held in Dalian. Vice Minister Wang Xinfang of SEPA presented the opening ceremony.

On Sept 4, the Fourth Forum of Green China sponsored by China Association of Promoting Environmental Culture was held in Shennongjia, Hubei Province. Vice Minister Pan Yue of SEPA presented the meeting.

On Sept 6, Liuzhou City was placed in the list of pilot cities for Environmental Action Assessment of Enterprises by SEPA [Correspondence No. 302 (2004)].

On Sept 7, to implement "Law of the People's Republic of China on the Prevention and Control of Atmospheric Pollution" and discharge international obligations of "Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (adjusted and amended by the London Amendment), SEPA decided to implement production quota permit management on Methyl-chloroform [Correspondence No. 303 (2004)].

On Sept 13, the Announcement on "Catalogue of Recommended Substitutes for Ozone Depleting Substances (First Group)" was issued by SEPA [Correspondence No. 309 (2004)].

On Sept 16, the Celebration to Commemorate the 10th International Ozone Day and the Second Awarding Ceremony for Ozone Layer Protection Contribution were held in Xi'an. At the celebration, nine organizations, companies and individuals were granted Ozone Layer Protection Contribution Awards, which were set up last year to reward those making remarkable contributions to the protection of the ozone layer. Vice Minister Wang Jirong of SEPA presented the meeting and awarded the prize winners.

On Sept 21, the title of the National Environment-Friendly Enterprise were conferred on four enterprises including the Zhenhai Oil Refining Chemical Ltd. of the Sinopec Corp. by SEPA [Reference No.129(2004)].

On Sept 22, the National Eco-City/County Construction Spot Meeting was held in Suzhou. Vice Minister Zhu Guangyao of SEPA presented the meeting.

On Sept 23, the Academic Meeting of China Society of Environmental Sciences in 2004--to Develop Circular Economy and Implement Scientific Concept of Development and the Seminar on Environmental Protection and Revitalization of Old Industrial Base in the Northeast were held in Shenyang. Vice Minister Wang Yuqing of SEPA presented and addressed the meeting.

On Sept 24, Fuzhou was conferred on the title of the National Environmental Protection Model City by SEPA [Reference No.130(2004)].

On Sept 27, the ceremony to mark the 20th anniversary of the United Nations Environment Program's (UNEP) Sasakawa Environment Prize was held in Beijing. Vice-premier Zeng Peiyan presented and addressed the ceremony. In addition, UNEP Executive Director Klaus Toepfer, Former Japanese Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto and the winners of the prize include government officials, researchers and environmentalists from non-government organizations presented the celebration ceremony.

On Sept 29, the International Seminar on Green Expo sponsored by UNEP and World Bank and Hosted by Shanghai Municipality was held in Shanghai. Shanghai Mayor Han Zheng, UNEP Executive Director  Klaus Toepfer and Vice Minister Zhu Guangyao of SEPA presented and addressed the meeting.

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