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Conservation and Local Self-Government

  • Japan Environmental Council
  • Takehisa Awaji
  • Shun’ichi Teranishi
Conference paper
Part of the The State of Environment in Asia book series (STEA)

Abstract

The phrase “think globally, act locally” by Barbara Ward and Rene Dubos is a timeless environmental slogan. Acting locally is just as important for protecting the global environment as it is for regional pollution prevention and conserving a livable local environment. For example, introducing renewable energy to arrest global warming, restricting private vehicle use and expanding public transport systems, and waste reduction and recycling are all actions in which municipalities play the key role, and therefore require community-level citizen participation.

Keywords

Local Government Local Autonomy Japan International Cooperation Agency National Capital Region Administrative Village 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 2003

Authors 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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