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Peer-reviewed Article
In IRES Vol.7 No.1
Our academic journal, International Review for Environmental Strategies (IGES) was launched in 2000, two years after the establishment of the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES). Coming just before the tenth anniversary of IGES in April 2007, it is my greatest pleasure to be able to deliver the twelfth issue of IRES, featuring Best...
Peer-reviewed Article
In IRES Vol.7 No.1
Where do policies originate? What environmental policy trends and issues are receiving the greatest attention globally? What makes environmental policies successful or unsuccessful? Who should be involved in designing and implementing them? How do policies pass from one country to another? How should they be chosen, and what should be in them?...
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Peer-reviewed Article
In IRES Vol.7 No.1
The environmental policies in place today across the globe have been arrived at through a process of evolution, adoption, and adaptation. This paper outlines how environmental policies have evolved over time, including how their scope has broadened from looking at primarily industrial pollution to addressing a host of other environmental problems,...
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In IRES Vol.7 No.1
This chapter discusses how and why environmental policies have changed over time, both internationally and in the developing world. It provides an overview of policy diffusion and policy integration. The main policy paradigms and principles, policy instruments, selection criteria and methods of making environmental policy choices, and factors...
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In IRES Vol.7 No.1
This chapter introduces and describes the methodology used in a recent research program aimed at identifying useful lessons about what has made environmental policies successful in developing countries, particularly in Asia-Pacific. These lessons are intended mainly for policymakers. The study used qualitative research methods, including textual...
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In IRES Vol.7 No.1
The high cost of renewable energy technologies and uncompetitive prices of power from renewable sources under present market conditions are among the factors impeding a necessary shift away from fossil fuels. This research examines policy options that could help to overcome these obstacles, focusing on two driving factors: the policy framework and...
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In IRES Vol.7 No.1
Resource efficiency and recycling and strategies for sustainable production and consumption need to be further developed throughout Asia. To improve resource efficiency the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that occupy a majority of industrial sectors and contribute a large proportion of Asian gross domestic product must become central actors....
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In IRES Vol.7 No.1
This paper examines the transfer and diffusion of sustainable transport policies around the world and reviews the implications for policy-making in the Asia-Pacific region. Through a focus on a range of good practice case studies, this paper investigates why there are significant differences in the major factors involved in the transfer of...
Peer-reviewed Article
In IRES Vol.7 No.1
Governments are increasingly involving local communities and non-governmental organizations in the management of natural resources. The ways in which different stakeholders are involved varies from being consulted to taking a central role in planning and monitoring, andinfrequentlybeing given the legal right to manage resources. There can be many...
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In IRES Vol.7 No.1
Environmental policymakers in developing countries, including those of the Asia-Pacific region, often face a tough dilemma. They realize that formulating good policy requires careful consideration of various options to arrive at policies that are well suited to the particular circumstances of their country or area, but can still achieve the desired...