Citizen Participation

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Discussion Paper
Author:
Takaaki
Kato
This paper examined whether a local government could promote international environmental cooperation through individual citizens’ carbon offsetting, in particular focusing on the perception effects of local government subsidies. The social survey was conducted for adult citizens in Kitakyushu city, Japan, who drive privately-owned vehicles, asking...
Working Paper
The 1st IWWG-ARB Symposium, 18-21 March 2013, Hokkaido University, Japan
Author:
Aloysius Mariae L. Canete
Masaya Nagaishi
Solid Waste Management (SWM) is considered to be one of the most serious environmental issues in the Philippines. The annual waste generation was estimated at 10 million tons in 2010 and this is expected to rise by 40% in 2020. The Republic Act (RA) 9003, otherwise known as the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000, provides the necessary...
Conference Paper
EcoBalance2012
Author:
Takaaki
Kato
Eri
Himeshima
Hai Hoang
Qunag Van Tran
Citizens in Kitakyushu and Da Nang were surveyed. The provision of environmental information about Viet Nam, in particular, that regarding the Vietnamese people’s recognition of environmental issues in Da Nang, changed the views among Kitakyushu respondents regarding the most important areas of environmental cooperation and narrowed the gap between...
Policy Brief
The global community is expecting local governments to play an increasingly important role in promoting sustainable development. However, the ability of local governments to do so, especially in some developed countries, may be weakening due to a possible decline in citizen interest and support as well as worsening fiscal and other constraints....
Discussion Paper
Author:
Takaaki
Kato
This study explores the citizens’ attitude towards international collaboration on low carbon development in developing countries through voluntary carbon offsetting, using an experimental social survey in two Japanese large cities. In particular the authors focus on additionality of greenhouse gas emissions reductions through voluntary carbon...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Journal of Cleaner Production
Author:
Yanli Dong, Masanobu Ishikawa, Shigeyuki Hamori
Using China’s environmental statistical data set for the period 2001e2006, this paper presents an extensive empirical analysis of the relationships among citizens’ environmental complaints, pollution intensities, and socio-economic characteristics. We found that exposure to harmful pollutants significantly influence people’s complaint behaviors...
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...