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An Evaluation of Japanese Environmental Regulations

Quantitative Approaches from Environmental Economics

Authors: Arimura, Toshi H., Iwata, Kazuyuki

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  • The first book to offer quantitative policy evaluations of Japanese environmental regulations
  • Covers air pollution, energy efficiency and climate change policies, taking an economic approach using a variety of evaluation methods
  • Benefits students, researchers, policy makers and government officials, especially in developing countries
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Focusing on air pollution, energy efficiency and climate change, this book provides an introduction to Japan’s environmental policies and regulations, and offers economic analyses and RIAs (Regulatory Impact Analysis) of environmental regulations implemented or planned by the national and local governments. The opening chapter reviews environmental economics and outlines the current status of RIAs in Japan. Chapter 2 analyzes the NOx-PM Act, which prohibits the use of old and polluting vehicles in metropolitan areas. Chapter 3 examines a Tokyo metropolitan government regulation which requires installation of pollution control equipment in older trucks that fail to meet emission standards. Chapter 4 traces the impact of the NOx-PM Act on the used car market and used vehicle exports. Chapter 5 presents an economic analysis of a highway toll reduction, revealing an unexpected negative social impact: it increased traffic congestion and associated environmental problems. The final three chapters address policies and regulations related to energy efficiency and climate change Chapter 6 evaluates the effectiveness of Japan’s Energy Conservation Act, originally introduced in 1979 and amended numerous times to address climate change. Chapter 7 anticipates the impact of a proposed economy-wide carbon tax, using input-output analysis to assess short-term economic impacts in each sector. Also presented here is an examination of the effectiveness of a reduced carbon tax for energy-intensive industries, with a discussion of the impact of the proposal on households. The final chapter discusses the role and limitations of economic models for evaluating Japan’s mid-term GHG (Greenhouse Gas) emission target during the post-Kyoto period. This is the first book to evaluate Japanese environmental policies from an economic perspective, using a variety of current quantitative approaches. Its findings and suggestions will benefit students, policy makers and government officials in developing and developed countries where the public faces similar environmental problems.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Environmental Policy Evaluations in Japan: Concepts and Practice

    Pages 1-17

    Arimura, Toshi H. (et al.)

  • Ex Ante Policy Evaluation of the Vehicle Type Regulation

    Pages 19-50

    Arimura, Toshi H. (et al.)

  • Cost-Benefit Analysis of Enforcing Installation of Particulate Matter Elimination Devices on Diesel Trucks

    Pages 51-70

    Arimura, Toshi H. (et al.)

  • Does Environmental Regulation Affect on Outside of the Regulated Areas? Empirical Analysis of Japanese Automobile NOx-PM Act

    Pages 71-85

    Arimura, Toshi H. (et al.)

  • An Economic Welfare Analysis of the 1,000-Yen Expressway Discount

    Pages 87-121

    Arimura, Toshi H. (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-94-017-9947-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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Hardcover $119.99
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  • ISBN 978-94-017-9946-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $109.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0821-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
An Evaluation of Japanese Environmental Regulations
Book Subtitle
Quantitative Approaches from Environmental Economics
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-9947-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-9947-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-9946-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0821-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 191
Number of Illustrations
20 b/w illustrations, 17 illustrations in colour
Topics