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Conference Proceeding
Contents: (1) State and the Community in Water management Case of the Damodar Valley Corporation, India by Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt (2) Rewarding Communities for Keeping Rivers Clearn? First Steps in a River Care Program in West Lambung-Indonesia by Rudy Harto Widodo, S. Suyanto et. al. (3) Consumers Education, Representation and Participation in...
Discussion Paper
IGES Kansai Research Centre Discussion Paper
In order to achieve sustainable society, it is necessary to transform industrial structure to the one that does not reduce the Earth's resources. Under this circumstance, a business model of "not selling goods, but selling services" has been expected as a measure of co-existence of business and the environment. This idea, which is called as...
Discussion Paper
持続可能な社会を築くためには、産業構造を転換し、地球の資源を減少させないようにすることが課題となっている。このような中で「モノを売らずにサービスを売る」というビジネスモデルは、産業と環境が両立する方策として期待されてきた。「製品サービスシステム(Product-Service Systems: PSS)」や「サービサイジング」等と呼ばれるこのアイデアは、欧米や国際機関で研究され、日本にもおいても研究されつつある。  しかし、PSSのアイデアは、未だ有効に政策展開されていない。その大きな原因は、PSSのコンセプトが未発達なところにある。コンセプトが不十分なままにして、研究者は科学的分析に取り組み、政策担当者は新規政策として活用しようとしているため、関係者の間では混乱が生じている...
PR, Newsletter or Other
At the IGES, we have been announcing the top news on the environment in the Asia-Pacific region every year since 1998. This has been with the aim of collecting and organising information about environmental issues and policy trends in the region, and to report on how the region addresses environmental problems and how it works to create a...
Conference Proceeding
The International Symposium "Environmental Business for Regenerating Local Society", which was organised by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) - Kansai Research Centre (KRC) in cooperation with the 21st Century Research Organization for Human Care at the Kobe Portopia Hotel on February 3, 2006 provided important insights into...
Conference Proceeding
Local governments and business community have long sought to attract large industrial facilities to their regions. This approach to local economic development is often met with many policy challenges, economic barriers and environmental limitations, On the other hand, environmental business that utilizes local resources and posses comparative socio...