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MEP Delegation Visited Basel Conventional Center for Asia and the Pacific

A delegation from MEP’s Pollution Prevention and Control Department (PPCD) visited Basel Conventional Center for Asia and the Pacific (APC)located in SOE on March 24.

Representatives from Tsinghua R&D Office, SOE and APC met the delegation

Prof. HAO Jiming, Director of Environmental Science and Technology Research Institute in SOE, presided over the meeting. SOE Prof. LI Jinhui, Executive Director of APC reported the work of APC . Prof. LI suggested that APC should be planned as a high-level research center for international environment conventions of chemicals and waste, a technology and information hub of chemicals and waste in Asia and the Pacific, a technical support center for the implementation of Basel Convention in China, a window for the Chinese Government to provide environmental-technical assistance, and a senior officials training base for countries in Asia and the Pacific.

Mr. ZHAO Yingming, Head of PPCD and Director of APC, suggested that APC should focus on the four fields : 1) formulating APC short- and medium-term strategic planning based on the advantages of THU in training, technology and information, 2) making annual work plan according to the major tasks of related departments at the Environmental Protection Ministry, 3) setting rules for management procedures for APC to ensure its efficient operation, 4) preparing the steering committee meeting of APC.