By Toshi H. Arimura,Kazuyuki Iwata

targeting pollution, power potency and weather switch, this e-book presents an creation to Japan’s environmental guidelines and rules, and gives monetary analyses and RIAs (Regulatory effect research) of environmental laws applied or deliberate through the nationwide and native governments. the hole bankruptcy stories environmental economics and descriptions the present prestige of RIAs in Japan. bankruptcy 2 analyzes the NOx-PM Act, which prohibits using outdated and polluting automobiles in metropolitan parts. bankruptcy three examines a Tokyo metropolitan govt law which calls for install of pollutants keep an eye on gear in older vans that fail to satisfy emission criteria. bankruptcy four lines the influence of the NOx-PM Act at the used motor vehicle industry and used motor vehicle exports. bankruptcy five provides an financial research of a road toll relief, revealing an unforeseen unfavorable social effect: it elevated traffic jam and linked environmental difficulties. the ultimate 3 chapters deal with rules and laws concerning power potency and weather switch bankruptcy 6 evaluates the effectiveness of Japan’s power Conservation Act, initially brought in 1979 and amended various instances to handle weather switch. bankruptcy 7 anticipates the effect of a proposed economy-wide carbon tax, utilizing input-output research to evaluate non permanent monetary affects in each one area. additionally provided here's an exam of the effectiveness of a discounted carbon tax for energy-intensive industries, with a dialogue of the impression of the idea on families. the ultimate bankruptcy discusses the function and obstacles of financial types for comparing Japan’s mid-term GHG (Greenhouse fuel) emission objective throughout the post-Kyoto interval. this can be the 1st booklet to judge jap environmental regulations from an monetary point of view, utilizing a number of present quantitative ways. Its findings and proposals will gain scholars, coverage makers and govt officers in constructing and constructed international locations the place the general public faces comparable environmental problems.

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