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In his keynote speech K. Kokubu, professor at Kobe University and project leader at IGES Kansai Research Center stated the importance of environmental accounting not only for environmental conscious management itself, but for corporate management in general. Two initiatives of the Japanese government seem to have caused the change of behavior of...
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IGES関西研究センターのプロジェクトリーダーである神戸大学教授の國部克彦氏による基調講演では、環境会計が環境マネジメントだけではなく企業経営全般にとって重要であることが明示された。 日本政府による2つの取り組みが、日本企業の行動の変化に大きな影響を与えている。まず、環境省(MOE)の環境会計ガイドラインは、企業が環境報告書を通じて、環境会計情報の第三者への開示を増やすことを意図したものである。環境省による取り組みの一方で、経済産業省(METI)も取り組みを開始している。経済産業省による取り組みの結果として、さまざまな環境管理会計手法が開発された。これらの手法の中で、特にマテリアルフローコスト会計(MFCA)が将来的に有望な手法であると考えられている。...
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Solid waste is a critical issue for cities in Asia and the Pacific. With changes in lifestyles, the problems faced by cities have compounded, including an increase in both solid and hazardous waste, issues pertaining to landfill management, and recycling, among others. There is often a contrast between cities with different economic levels and...
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The development of financial mechanisms for urban environmental improvement is an innovative direction that has been receiving increasing attention from local governments. Strategies are necessary to encourage public initiatives and promote private sector participation in financing urban environmental infrastructure. Towards this end, the second...
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The third thematic seminar, Kitakyushu Initiative Seminar on Urban Air Quality Management, was held on 20-21 February 2003 at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok, Thailand. Discussions focused on monitoring, transportation and industry, including policy making and implementation. Participants included representatives from Bangkok,...
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The fourth thematic seminar on industrial relocation, organised by UN/ESCAP, the Ministry of the Environment of Japan, IGES, and Ho Chi Minh City, was held on 27-28 August in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam), which is engaged in industrial relocation and has made considerable progress in this area. Industrial relocation has been and continues to be...