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The Emerging Need for Sharing Environmental Product Information and Reconsidering the Producers' Informative Responsibility

In Extended Producer Responsibility Policy in East Asia - in Consideration of International Resource Circulation -
Presentation
the 17th International Input-Output Conference, 13-17 July 2009, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Current national GHG accounting which does not consider emissions embodied in trade may cause issues such as carbon leakage from Annex I to non-Annex I countries through trade of carbon-intensive goods. Among other measures to address this issue such as border carbon adjustment, this paper presents an alternative approach by trade adjustment to...

Presentation
5th Internatonal Conference on Industrial Ecology "Transition Towards Sustainability", 21-24 June 2009, Lisbon, Portugal

By experiencing the recent price fluctuation of resources, sustainable resource management, including waste management and resource circulation, is becoming a renewed policy concern for both developed and developing countries.

Unless material flows are monitored on a regular basis, it is difficult to design policies for improved resource...

Presentation
5th Internatonal Conference on Industrial Ecology "Transition Towards Sustainability", 21-24 June 2009, Lisbon, Portugal

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) contains both hazardous chemicals and valuable metals, and its combination is a challenge for the recycling process due to the potential risks to human health and the environment and value of resources. Safe and efficient resource recovery requires, in turn, that improved information on embedded...

Commissioned Report

『適正な国際資源循環を目指した製品中の有用物質および有害物質の管理のあり方に関する研究』

First year research report for the 3 year research project on " management of valuables and hazardous materials in products aiming for environmentally sound international resource circulation " funded by the waste management research grant of Ministry of the Environment of Japan.