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Access to environmental information is vital for promoting policies and measures conducive to sustainable development. It influences people's behaviour and promotes environmental responsibility and ensures that public decision-making is more environmentally sound. In Asia, however, the disclosure of information on the environment is limited....
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Asian countries see many challenges for establishing freedom of information laws. The region must collaborate now to develop a policy instrument that promotes the disclosure of information on the environment and sustainable development 持続可能な開発に向けた施策を推進する上で、環境に関する情報公開を促進することは必須である。適切な情報は、人々の行動に影響を与え、環境に対する責任意識を高めるとともに、環境に配慮した意思決定を促す。欧州諸国では...
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The natural forests of many Asia-Pacific countries are rapidly degrading or disappearing, threatened by a complex array of forces and appropriate measures for sustainable forest management are urgently required. Japan, as a major importer of tropical timber, has considered revising the basic principle for the promotion of eco-friendly products in...
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The Asian region is experiencing a rapid expansion of the cross-border market for recyclable materials (recyclables). As a consequence of rapid economic growth in the region, the demand for resources has increased. On the other hand, there are also negative impacts on the environment and human health, especially in developing countries, because of...
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The cross-border movement of recycables presents an opportunity to develop a sound material-cycle society in the region. The solution is networking international recycling zone in countries within the region. アジアでは、再利用可能な資源(リサイクル資源)の市場が国境を越えて急速に拡大しつつある。その主な原因は、急激な経済成長による資源需要の増大である。一方で、廃棄物の不法投棄や不適切な取扱いの問題が生じ、特に途上国では環境や健康に大きな悪影響が出ている...