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Business Report
Phase 1 of the IGES Project on Urban Environmental Management was conducted during the three-year period from April 1998 to March 2001. Extensive studies were carried out in-house in addition to contributions made by numerous outside collaborators. Studies were conducted by various methods including literature surveys, statistical data collection...
Peer-reviewed Article
In International Review for Environmental Strategies (IRES) Volume 2 Number 1 (Summer 2001)
Author:
Yoko Mizuno
This essay addresses issues raised by the UK Landfill Tax introduced by the Finance Act 1996. It begins by considering the motivation for the introduction of the Landfill Tax in the UK through an examination of traditional UK waste management and its regulatory system, which was mainly composed of "command and control" legislation. Next, the essay...
Discussion Paper
Author:
Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy
The Internet Revolution is a global event that has reached Germany and Japan to similar extents. Many experts agree that this revolution may bring about new patterns of social and economic interactions with potentially far-reaching implications. Although these patterns will develop in virtual space, material input and therewith ecological impacts...
Peer-reviewed Article
In International Review for Environmental Strategies (IRES) Volume 2 Number 1 (Summer 2001)
Since the mid 1990s, governments have attached increasing importance to urban environmental infrastructure (UEI) development in East Asian developing countries. There are two critical strategic issues for improving urban environmental infrastructure in East Asia: the enhancement of governmental capacities in financing UEI, and the mobilization of...
Peer-reviewed Article
In International Review for Environmental Strategies (IRES) Volume 2 Number 2 (Winter 2001)
Book Review: "Environment, Education and Society in the Asia-Pacific: Local Traditions and Global Discourses" David Yencken, John Fien, and Helen Sykes (ed.) Publisher information: London: Routledge, 2001, 360 pp ISBN: 0-415-20581-6 Reviewer: Bishnu B. Bhandari This book is the result of a comprehensive report of an empirical study on the knowledge...
Peer-reviewed Article
In International Review for Environmental Strategies (IRES) Volume 2 Number 2 (Winter 2001)
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The timber trade from Russia to China is steadily increasing, and many scholars are convinced that this trend will continue. China's national statistics do not clearly illustrate timber flows, being limited to national trade figures. In this paper, the authors analyze recent trends in the Russia-China timber trade, based on official data sources...
Peer-reviewed Article
In International Review for Environmental Strategies (IRES) Volume 2 Number 2 (Winter 2001)
Author:
K. S. Kavi Kumar
Jyoti Parikh
Analysis of the impacts of climate change on agriculture in India is an important exercise, as it deals with the food security of more than one billion people. This study uses an integrated modeling framework to assess the socio-economic impacts of climate change on Indian agriculture. A crop simulation model is used to estimate the yield changes...
Discussion Paper
The number of Japanese corporations which publish environmental reports has been increasing very rapidly. According to the ''A Survey of Environmentally Corporate Behavior'' [Ministry of the Environment (2001a)], the proportion of listed corporations surveyed which disclosed environmental information showed a rising trend from 35.7 per cent (1998)...
Business Report
This report summarizes the activities and findings of the New Development Patterns Project (NDP) during the first phase of IGES research.The aim of the NDP Project is to explore new patterns of development in order to arrive at societies with sound material cycles, focusing particularly on Asia and the Pacific. This project was carried out in line...
Peer-reviewed Article
In International Review for Environmental Strategies (IRES) Volume 2 Number 1 (Summer 2001)
Author:
Tongroj Onchan
Environment in the 21st Century and New Development Patterns Editor: Kazuo Matsushita, Acting Vice-President, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) / Project Leader, Long-Term Perspective and Policy Integration Project, IGES Publisher Information: Kluwer Academic Publishers 2001 ISBN: 0-7923-6721-9 This book represents an effort to...