Perceptions on Transboundary Air Pollution among Scientists and Policymakers - Results from Interview Surveys in Japan -

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Perceptions on Transboundary Air Pollution among Scientists and Policymakers - Results from Interview Surveys in Japan -

The problem of transboundary air pollution has become increasingly evident in East Asia in recent years and there is a pressing need to build an effective framework for international cooperation on the atmospheric environment. However, there are gaps among countries with regard to their views on transboundary air pollution and their stances on international cooperation. This study, focusing on the perceptions of Japanese stakeholders, identifies the commonalities and differences in the perceptions of respondents and related stakeholders by conducting interviews with selected scientists and policymakers in Japan, examines the desirable components of an international framework for atmospheric management in the East Asian Region, and discusses the barriers and challenges pertaining to the creation of such a framework.

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This report is also available in Japanese:
http://pub.iges.or.jp/modules/envirolib/view.php?docid=3925

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