This Book has been compiled in order to provide a comprehensive yet succinct picture of all the major inputs and outputs of the IGES Environmental Governance (EG) Project (April 1998 - March 2001) as far as they are related to case studies of national environmental governance systems in Asia.
Part I contains the original research plan for the EG Project and the analytical framework for comparative studies of environmental governance in Asia proposed by Dr. Miranda Schreurs and employed by the Project in conducting its country studies.
Included in Part II are the results of four country studies carried out during the first year of the Project, and comments and discussions which took place at the International Workshop on Environmental Governance in Four Asian Countries, held on March 18, 1999 in Hayama, Japan.
Part III consists of various papers presented at (and the main elements of the proceedings of) the International Symposium on Environmental Governance in Asia, March 9, 2000, jointly organized by IGES and Sophia University and held in Tokyo, Japan.
In Part IV, a synthesis of major findings and recommendations generated by the country studies is presented. This is by no means a complete and final report of the Environmental Governance Project on case studies of national environmental governance systems in Asia.