Environmental Policy

The Basic Environment Plan - Table of CONTENTS

(Cabinet Decision)
GOVERNMENT OF JAPAN

Table of CONTENTS

FOREWORD

Part I. BACKGROUND AND SIGNIFICANCE OF THE PLAN

Section 1.
Trends in Environmental Problems
Section 2.
Growing Awareness and Activities
Section 3.
Significance of the Plan

Part II. PRINCIPLES OF ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY

Section 1.
Basic Concepts
Section 2.
Long-Term Objectives
Section 3.
Developing Comprehensive Indicators

Part III. FUTURE POLICY ON ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION

Chapter 1.
Building a Socioeconomic System Fostering Environmentally Sound Material Cycle
Section 1.
Conserving the Atmosphere
Section 2.
Conserving the Water Environment
Section 3.
Conserving the Soil and Ground Environment
Section 4.
Policies on Waste and Recycling
Section 5.
Policies on Environmental Risks of Chemicals
Section 6.
Environmental Consideration in Technological Development etc.
Chapter 2.
Harmonious Coexistence Between Nature and Humankind
Section 1.
Coexistence compatible with the region's natural/social characteristics
Section 2.
Conserving Biodiversity
Section 3.
Securing and Utilizing the Blessings of a Sound Environment
Chapter 3.
Participation by All Sectors of Society Sharing Fair Burden
Section 1.
Role of Each Sector
Section 2.
Promoting voluntary actions by each participant
Section 3.
Setting an Example by Government Action
Section 4.
Efforts in Major Socioeconomic Sectors
Chapter 4.
Measures Forming the Basis of Environmental Policy
Section 1.
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
Section 2.
Regulatory Measures
Section 3.
Economic Measures
Section 4.
Environmental Infrastructure Improvement
Section 5.
Scientific Research, Monitoring/Observation and Environmental Technology
Section 6.
Providing and Maintaining Environmental Information
Section 7.
Regional Pollution Abatement Programs
Section 8.
Environmental Health, Pollution Disputes, etc.
Chapter 5.
Promoting International Activities
Section 1.
Promoting International Cooperation for Global Conservation
Section 2.
International Cooperation in Research, Observation and Monitoring
Section 3.
Encouraging Activities by Local Governments and Private Sector
Section 4.
Environmental Consideration in International Cooperation
Section 5.
Efforts Based on International Agreements

Part IV. EFFECTIVE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PLAN

Section 1.
Implementation Scheme and Society-Wide Cooperation
Section 2.
Setting Specific Goals
Section 3.
Financial and Other Measures
Section 4.
Plan Coordination
Section 5.
Follow-up of Progress and Review of the Plan

Appendices

Reference

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