The Report focuses on the Environmental Industry (EI) in four selected countries of the Asia-Pacific Region. The countries selected are: the Peopleﾕs Republic of China (China), India, the Republic of Indonesia (Indonesia) and the Republic of Korea (ROK), representing different stages of EI development. The Report outlines and assesses the current state of environmental deterioration in these four countries, the current stage of EI development, major government policies for EI development, major contributions to EI development by external bilateral and multilateral donors and by multinational corporations (MNCs).
Structurally, the Report consists of three parts. Part I presents an Introduction, Major Findings and Recommendations. Part II consists of country studies, i.e., a chapter each on China, India, Indonesia and ROK, and a chapter on the role of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in EI development in the Asia-Pacific region. Part III deals with the role of external partners in the development of EI in Asia, and consists of a chapter on the role of Japanese Official Development Assistance (ODA) and Japanese MNCs in the development of EI in the four selected Asian countries, a chapter on the inter-city environmental cooperation by Kitakyushu City, and a chapter on the contribution of bilateral (except Japan) and multilateral donors and MNCs in the four selected Asian countries.