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Discussion Paper
Author:
Takaaki
Kato
一般市民を対象とした社会調査を横浜市と北九州市で行い,都市間環境協力の認知,支持の程度,及び協力において重視する点を尋ねた。協力事業をよく知っている市民ほど自治体の環境国際協力に支持的である。
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As the largest developing country with about one sixth of global population and as a leading economy in South Asia, India has a key role in addressing the climate change issues. The country’s growing fossil fuel consumption and increasing carbon emission are key factors that necessitate considerable efforts towards climate change mitigation. The...
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This paper analyzes the content and incentives for low carbon reforms in China’s 11th and 12th Five Year Plans. The analysis finds that China adopted a progressive slate of command-control reforms in the 11th Five Year Plan and strengthened their implementation with performance-based compliance incentives. In the 12th Five Year Plan China appears...
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Author:
Kei-Ichiro Kanamoto
Lu Xiang Chun
Environmental regulatory measures, such as emissions trading system, are popular options adopted by many nations and regions, and how they affect corporate activities and behavior as well as the international competitiveness of industries is of a vital interest to stakeholders. The paper analyzes a number of previous studies on this subject and...
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This paper analyses the Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs) that non-Annex I Parties pledged to the UNFCCC in compliance with Appendix II provisions of the Copenhagen Accord. The purpose of the analysis is to suggest an effective framework for delivering international financial, technology, and capacity building support as well as a...
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Author:
Li Zhi Dong
Lu Xiang Chun
On 22 September 2009, Chinese President Hu Jintao spoke at the UN Climate Change Summit that “(China is) to significantly reduce CO2 emissions per GDP (CO2 intensity) from 2005 level by 2020”. Around the same time, a government-related think tank in China published scenario analysis report that provided actual numbers to support such CO2 intensity...
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the 11th Global Conference on Environmental Taxation
This paper gives a glance of carbon emission status, the latest efforts and policy progress in Japan, China and Korea, and provides an integrative summary of previous discussions of carbon tax policy based on a comprehensive literature overview. By using the information collected from these countries, a comparative analysis is conducted to identify...
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EcoBalance 2010, 12 Nov. 2010
Author:
Takaaki
Kato
We conducted a social survey in the Japanese cities of Yokohama and Kitakyushu and classified citizens into groups regarding attitudes and behavior on climate change and developmental cooperation, identifying each group’s state of support to international intercity cooperation for the environment. The survey not only collected relevant attitudinal...
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An analysis was carried out on local and national political factors that corroborated the adoption and diffusion of environmental practices at city level via Asian intercity networks as a part of a series of studies on international intercity network programmes for the environment in Asia. This paper focuses on how participating cities in...