Business and Environment

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Peer-reviewed Article
In Critical Issues in Environmental Taxation
This paper provides an integrative overview of the progress of the GHG emissions trading scheme (ETS) in Japan, China and the Republic of Korea and identifies and analyses the obstacles hindering policy introduction in this region. Japan has practiced experimental and voluntary ETS in recent years, but its intermediate proposal for domestic ETS...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Journal of Cleaner Production
Author:
Dongjie Niu, Cunkuan Bao
Tomohiro Shishime
This paper seeks to measure industrial energy saving activities (ESAs) and identify their major determinant factors by an empirical study of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Taicang city, China. The surveyed SMEs indicate high participation ratios of pre-classified ESAs even with weak regulation and limited support from industrial...
Presentation
18th Annual Conference of European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists
Author:
Cunkuan Bao, Dongjie Niu
Tomohiro Shishime
This study seeks to identify major determinant factors for the firms to practice energy saving activities and provides an empirical analysis in Taicang city of China. The identified drivers are partly supported by the econometric analysis. The energy performances of firms in the same sector and internal training significantly determine firm’s...
Policy Report
This report summarizes the interviews conducted by the Ministry of the Environment, the National Institute for Environment Studies (NIES), and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) to obtain opinions and insights from twelve top-ranked or top-class analysts covering the following six-teen industrial sectors: steel and non-ferrous...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Journal of Current Chinese Affairs
Author:
Yanli DONG, Can WANG, Tomohiro SHISHIME
This paper discusses environmental complaints made by citizens living close to industrial polluters in China. Data collected from a questionnaire survey in Suzhou City is used for the analysis. The results confirm a marginal level of citizen environmental complaints in the study area at present. Meaningful findings include the fact that citizens...
Conference Proceeding
Since the significance of "Sustainable Consumption and Production" was recognized anew at WSSD in 2002, the society has been seeking ways for establishing socio-economic system which can lessen environmental load through the collaboration between consumers and corporations. The International Symposium "Towards Sustainable Lifestyle and Business...
Policy Report
The objective of this project is to answer the question of "how business/industry can realise a sustainable society". To attain this objective, two goals were set: (1) to identify promising business models for realising a sustainable society and develop relevant methods to quantify their potential while proposing masures to promote such businesses,...
Book
IGES published its first white paper entitled, "Sustainable Asia 2005 and Beyond - In the pursuit of innovative policies," which consolidates the primary outcomes of its policy research for sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific region since its establishment in 1998. Driven by buoyant economic development and continuous population growth,...