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OECD Environmental Performance Reviews
OECD Environmental Performance Reviews: Japan 2002
OECD Publishing , Publication date:  17 May 2002
Pages: 292 , Language: English
Version: E-book (PDF Format)
ISBN: 9789264175334 , OECD Code: 972002081E1
Price:   €30 | $42 | £27 | ¥3900 | MXN540
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Description
This review of Japan's environmental conditions and policies evaluates progress in reducing the pollution burden, improving natural resource management, integrating environmental and economic policies, and strengthening international co-operation. The analyses presented are supported by a broad range of economic and environmental data.

Table of contents:

Conclusions and Recommendations
PART I. ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
1. Implementing Environmental Policies
-1. Evaluation of Performance
-2. Focus on Selected Topics
--Development of Environmental Institutions
--Environmental Legislation in the 1990s
2. Air Management
-1. Evaluation of Performance
-2. Focus on Selected Topics
--Evolution of Air Emissions
--Improvements in Urban Air Quality
--Key Trends in the Transport Sector
--Automobile NOx Law
3. Water Management
-1. Evaluation of Performance
-2. Focus on Selected Topics
--Reducing Nitrogen and Phosphorus Loads
--Water Supply Development
--River Control and Floodplain Management
--Towards a Basin and Ecosystem Approach
4. Waste Management
-1. Evaluation of Performance
-2. Focus on Selected Topics
--Evolution of Waste Management Legislation
--Constraint on Waste Management Policy: Limited Landfill Capacity
--Towards Extended Producer Responsibility
--Dumping on Teshima Island
5. Nature and Biodiversity
-1. Evaluation of Performance
-2. Focus on Selected Topics
--National Surveys
--Wetlands and Ramsar Sites
PART II. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
6. Integration of Environmental Concerns in Economic Decisions
-1. Evaluation of Performance
-2. Focus on Selected Topics
--Economic Context
--The Pollution-Related Health Damage Compensation and Prevention System
7. Enviornmental-Social Interface
-1. Evaluation of Performance
-2. Focus on Selected Topics
--Social Context
--Local Agenda 21 and River Basin Partnerships
8. Sectoral Integration: Chemicals
-1. Evaluation of Performance
-2. Focus on Selected Topics
--Reducing the Presence of POPs: Major Progress in the 1990s
--Environmental Monitoring of Chemicals
--Regulation of the Production, Import, and Use of Chemicals
--Towards Preventive Chemical Management: PRTR
PART III. INTERNATIONAL COMMITMENTS
9. Climate Change
-1. Evaluation of Performance
-2. Focus on Selected Topics
--CO2 Emissions from Energy Production and Use
--Key Energy Trends in the 1990s
--Top-Runner Energy Efficiency Standards
10. International Cooperation
-1. Evaluation of Performance
--Marine Pollution
--Management of Living Marine Resources
--Environmental Development Aid
--Other Bilateral and Regional Cooperation
--Transboundary Air Pollution
--Additional Global issues
-2. Focus on Selected Topics
--Oil Spill Response Capabilities: Progress in the 1990s
--Whales Captured by Japan
Annex IA. Selected Environmental Data
Annex IB. Selected Economic Data
Annex IC. Selected Social Data
Annex IIA. Selected Multilateral Agreements (Worldwide)
Annex IIB. Selected Multialteral Agreements (Regional)
Annex III. Selected Environmental Events
Annex IV. Physical Context
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