Laws :Environmental Policy

The Basic Environment Law_Chapter 2

Chapter 2 Basic Policies for Environmental Conservation

Section 6
International Cooperation for Global Environmental Conservation etc.

Article 32
(International Cooperation for Global Environmental Conservation etc.)

1. The State shall make efforts to take necessary measures to secure international collaboration for global environmental conservation and to promote other international cooperation for global environmental conservation; and to assist conservation of the environment in developing regions and the environmental features being recognized of its international value, which contribute to both the welfare of mankind and the healthy and cultured living of the Japanese people (referred to as the "environmental conservation in developing regions etc." in this Article) and to promote other international cooperation for environmental conservation in developing regions etc.

2. The State shall make efforts to take necessary measures to smoothly promote international cooperation with regard to both global environmental conservation and environmental conservation in developing regions etc. (hereinafter referred to as the "global environmental conservation etc." ), including training experts on the international cooperation with regard to global environmental Conservation etc., and the collection, arrangement and analysis of information on global environmental conservation etc. e.g. the state of the environment in areas outside Japan.


Article 33
(Ensuring International Cooperation for Monitoring, Observation and Others)
The State shall make efforts to ensure international collaboration so as to effectively promote the monitoring, observation and measurement of the environmental situation with regard to global environmental conservation etc. It shall also make efforts to promote international cooperation to carry out surveys, examinations and researches with regard to global environmental conservation etc.

Article 34
(Measures to Promote Activities by Local Governments and Private Organizations)

1. In consideration of importance of the roles played by local governments in promoting international cooperation with regard to global environmental conservation etc., the State shall make efforts to take necessary measures e.g. providing information, to promote such activities by local governments for international cooperation.

2. In consideration of the importance of voluntary activities conducted by private bodies etc. outside Japan for the international cooperation with regard to global environmental conservation etc., the State shall make efforts to take necessary measures e.g. providing information, to promote such activities by private bodies etc.


Article 35
(Considerations in Implementation of International Cooperation and Others)

1. The State, in implementing international cooperation, shall make efforts to consider global environmental conservation etc. in the areas where the international cooperation is implemented.

2. The State shall make efforts to take necessary measures e.g. providing information to corporations, so that the corporations can properly consider global environmental conservation etc. in the areas outside Japan where these corporations conduct their business activities.


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