Tokyo Municipal Government

  • Stephen Jones


The Tokyo municipal government (TMG) introduced a mandatory cap-and-trade scheme in 2010. Since its introduction, the scheme has resulted in a reduction of 25% of GHG emissions from some of the largest emitters in the city. Strong political will supported by highly effective management and administration within the municipal government have combined to effectively deal with resistance from business and industry. There are signs however that future climate change policy actions by the city may not be as ambitious as those already achieved. To appreciate the significance of the action already undertaken, and the challenges for future initiatives, this chapter will provide a comprehensive analysis, first, by outlining the anticipated impacts of climate change on the city; second, it will examine the roles and responsibilities of local governments in Japan; the third section will outline the approach taken by the TMG towards planning, including the approach taken to implement, monitor, and report on climate change policies; fourth will be an analysis of the implementation process using the performance management framework established in Chap.  4.


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  • Stephen Jones
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  1. 1.University of QueenslandCoorparooAustralia

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