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creator
Arimura, Toshi H.
Managi, Shunsuke
Shinkuma, Takayoshi
Yamamoto, Masashi
subject
Japanese Environmental Policy
Light-handed Regulation
Voluntary Approach
NDC
Architecture. Building
abstract
In this paper, we attempt to identify the reasons behind the differences in environmental policy between Japan and other developed countries, particularly the US. Japan’s environmental policy is unique in that voluntary approaches have been taken to reduce total emissions. This strategy is quite different from the traditional approach of heavy-handed regulation. In Japan, voluntary approaches are conducted through negotiations with polluters. The idea behind this type of voluntary approaches is that the government can induce polluters to abate emissions voluntarily by using light-handed regulations and the threat of heavy-handed regulations. The light-handed regulation is quite effective especially when it is costly to introduce heavy-handed regulations, although the negotiations are difficult to conduct when the number of stakeholders is large. To strengthen our analysis, we provide some examples of Japanese environmental policies which are successful and the ones that are not.
description
This paper was partially supported by JSPS KAKENHI Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) 15H03354 (Shinkuma), Scientific Research (B) 15H03352 (Arimura), the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) Grant-in-Aid for Specially Promoted Research #26000001 (Managi) and the Sumitomo Foundation Grant for Environmental Research Project #153421 (Kaneko, Yamamoto and Yoshida).
journal title
IDEC DP2 Series
volume
Volume 8
issue
Issue 4
start page
1
end page
24
date of issued
2018
publisher
広島大学大学院国際協力研究科
language
eng
nii type
Departmental Bulletin Paper
HU type
Departmental Bulletin Papers
DCMI type
text
format
application/pdf
text version
publisher
department
Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation
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