SOURCE: Ecology & Environment, Inc.

Ecology & Environment, Inc.

September 06, 2009 20:35 ET

Two Friends of China Combine Resources in the Environmental Field

BEIJING--(Marketwire - September 6, 2009) - Maurice Strong, world renowned environmentalist, has agreed to be an Advisor to Ecology and Environment, Inc. (NASDAQ: EEI), in their worldwide operations. Mr. Strong has been actively assisting China in the environmental area for over 40 years.

Strong's career path has spanned both business and public service, primarily in the fields of international development, the environment, energy, and finance. He was Secretary General of the Stockholm Conference, the first major intergovernmental conference on the environment, and was elected as the first head of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). In 1992, Strong served as Secretary General of the UN Conference on Environment and Development -- the Rio Environmental Summit. This landmark event, led by Strong, was attended by more heads of government than had ever met together before, and it resulted in the first-ever global cooperation on climate change.

Maurice played a key role in implementing the results of Rio through establishment of the Earth Council, the Earth Charter movement, his Chairmanship of the World Resources Institute, Membership on the Board of the International Institute for Sustainable Development, the Stockholm Environment Institute, the African-American Institute, the Institute of Ecology in Indonesia, the Beijer Institute of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, and others.

Gerhard Neumaier, Chairman of Ecology and Environment, Inc., has been assisting China in many technical areas associated with remediation of pollution in the country. Ecology & Environment, Inc., has worked on over 30 World Bank and Asian Development Bank projects that cover most of China, in addition to working on a number of corporate projects for Chinese and Foreign Companies. The Company, with its multidiscipline technologies, has been at the forefront of the green movement worldwide. With their large staff they have performed over 45,000 studies in all types of ecosystems.

The combining of Mr. Strong and Mr. Neumaier will bring a unique capability to China to assist in solving mounting environmental problems.

Ecology and Environment, Inc. is a leading provider of global environmental services. The Company is listed on the NASDAQ under the symbol EEI and is located on the web at

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