Information-Based Policy Instruments

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Book Chapter
In Natural and Man-Made Disasters: Hazards, Preparedness and Mitigation
The chapter considers the current disasters as consequences of imperfect information. The chapter analyzes the current models of information generation and dissemination and propose an alternative that considers people at risk as both source and sink of information that helps in designing better solutions. The chapter heavily derives experiences...
Presentation
5th Internatonal Conference on Industrial Ecology "Transition Towards Sustainability", 21-24 June 2009, Lisbon, Portugal
Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) contains both hazardous chemicals and valuable metals, and its combination is a challenge for the recycling process due to the potential risks to human health and the environment and value of resources. Safe and efficient resource recovery requires, in turn, that improved information on embedded...
Discussion Paper
Author:
Yuriko
Nakao
Makiko
Nakano
Kanichiro
Matsumura
Kiminori
Gemba
Focusing on 278 listed corporations in Japan, the present study tests the hypothesis that robust environmental conservation activities have a positive effect on their financial performance. It also examines the role played by the environmental policies introduced and strengthened by the government since the end of the 1990s. By a statistical...