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The State of the Environment in Asia

2002/2003

  • Japan Environmental Council
  • Takehisa Awaji
  • Shun’ichi Teranishi
Conference proceedings

Part of the The State of Environment in Asia book series (STEA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXII
  2. Asia by Theme

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Japan Environmental Council, Takehisa Awaji, Shun’ichi Teranishi
      Pages 3-24
    3. Japan Environmental Council, Takehisa Awaji, Shun’ichi Teranishi
      Pages 25-45
    4. Japan Environmental Council, Takehisa Awaji, Shun’ichi Teranishi
      Pages 47-68
    5. Japan Environmental Council, Takehisa Awaji, Shun’ichi Teranishi
      Pages 69-88
    6. Japan Environmental Council, Takehisa Awaji, Shun’ichi Teranishi
      Pages 89-99
  3. Asia by Country and Region

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Japan Environmental Council, Takehisa Awaji, Shun’ichi Teranishi
      Pages 103-121
    3. Japan Environmental Council, Takehisa Awaji, Shun’ichi Teranishi
      Pages 123-147
    4. Japan Environmental Council, Takehisa Awaji, Shun’ichi Teranishi
      Pages 149-168
    5. Japan Environmental Council, Takehisa Awaji, Shun’ichi Teranishi
      Pages 169-211
  4. Indicators

    1. Japan Environmental Council, Takehisa Awaji, Shun’ichi Teranishi
      Pages 213-329
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 331-361

About these proceedings

Introduction

In December 1977 we published the first in this series of NGO-oriented reports on Asia's environment, Ajia Kankyo Hakusho 1997/98. This was published in English by Springer-Verlag as The State o/the Environment in Asia 1999/2000. Although only a few years have passed since then, Asia has seen tumultuous changes in the political, economic, social, environmental, and other domains, as well as a number of prominerit trends that could be regarded as harbingers of the new century. China, for instance, could henceforth decisively affect the evolution of environmental problems not only in Asia, but across the entire globe. Yet Chinese concern for and initiatives on pollution and environmental damage have increased more quickly than could have been anticipated just a few years ago. And on Taiwan, where a Democratic Progressive Party president was elected over the long-ruling Nationalist Party, an attorney who has cooperated with our pollution surveys for a decade, Hsieh Chang-ting, became mayor of Taiwan's largest heavy and chemical industry city of Kaohsiung, where he has begun a "Green Revolution. " On the Ko­ rean Peninsula, which has for many years endured the division of its people, as well as political and military tensions, there are the beginnings of a new North-South dialog. These changes are all welcome to those of us who wish to see new advances in environmental cooperation throughout Asia.

Keywords

Asian region Nation Transport biodiversity environment environmental NGOs environmental cooperation

Editors and affiliations

  • Japan Environmental Council
  • Takehisa Awaji
    • 1
  • Shun’ichi Teranishi
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of LawRikkyo UniversityToshima-ku, TokyoJapan
  2. 2.Graduate School of EconomicsHitotsubashi UniversityKunitachi-shi, TokyoJapan

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