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Working Paper
In 2009, President Barack Obama and a majority Democratic 111th Congress came to office in a favorable position to enact federal climate legislation. But less than two years later prospects for passing that legislation dimmed considerably. Most explanations for this turn of events fault 1) institutional rules requiring bills receive a 60-vote supra...
Presentation
The Contribution of Labor and Environment Practices to Chinese Competitiveness in World Market
This paper gives a summary of observations from various empirical studies of corporate environmental management (CEM) in China, which were conducted in the past three years under a project titled ‘Proactive Policies and Business Strategies for Strengthening Corporate Environmental Management in Developing Asia’. The surveys target the companies...
Discussion Paper
Meeting summary of the IGES Brainstorming Forum, 11 April 2001, Tokyo. 2001 年3 月,米国ブッシュ政権は選挙キャンペーン時の公約であった電力部門へのCO2 規制を反古にし,また京都議定書に反対であるという内容の書簡を保守系上院議員に送った。続いて,米国が京都議定書に批准する意思がないことを公式に明らかにした.この意志表明は,京都体制の今後を不透明なものとし,国際社会に大きな波紋を投げかけた。IGES Brainstorming Forum では,米国離脱の可能性を含めた「京都体制の今後の展開」に関し,その見解・見通し・解決策について,欧米の専門家を交えて議論を行った。
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