Developing English Case Materials from Japanese Environmental Experiences

Research Project , Research Report 2003

Jin SATO Professor, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, the Univ. of Tokyo
Sami IZUTSU JGC Corporation
Cho KONJAN Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, the Univ. of Tokyo

Abstract

The aim of this project is to develop case study materials based on environmental experiences in Japan that can be used to promote environmental education in an international context at the university level. We selected 3 case studies for this purpose: 1) NGO’s Influence on Formulating Fluorocarbons Recovery and Destruction Law, 2) Public Participation in the Case of Yoshino River Dam Construction, and 3) Environmental Impact Assessment Case in the Aichi World Exposition (Aichi Banpaku).In the latter 2 cases, we particularly focus on the role of expert committees which were originally aimed at reaching fair and technically sound project decisions. Each case represents a set of unique experience that Japan went trough in the democratization process of environmental policy making.

Keywords:

case material. Japanese experience, Fluorocarbons Recovery and Destruction Law, Aichi World Expositionn, Yoshino River Dam.