Environmental Policy

The Basic Environment Plan

(Cabinet Decision)
GOVERNMENT OF JAPAN

This paper is English translation of "Kankyo Kihon Keikaku".

NOTICE TO THIS ENGLISH TRANSLATION

  • What is THE BASIC ENVIRONMENT PLAN
  • To obtain Japanese original text
  • About this English translation
  • How to purchase copies of this English text

The Basic Environment Plan was established by the Cabinet decision on December 16, 1994, as a long-term comprehensive national plan for environmental conservation, in accordance with the Article 15 of the Basic Environment Law (Law No. 91, 1993).

This English translation is preliminary, being prepared to enhance public awareness on future directions of Japanese environmental policy. Any reader who seeks to understand formal policy and measures of Japanese Government should refer to the Japanese original text which is published by the Governmental Printing Office of the Ministry of Finance ("Kankyo Kihon Keikaku", ISBN4-17-155602-3) .

This translation and publication was sponsored by the Global Environmental Forum, and the translation was undertaken by the Japan Center of International and Comparative Environmental Law. The Environment Agency is grateful for the assistance and efforts of these organizations and the members of the working group : Mr. Tadashi OHTSUKA (Professor of Law, Gakushuin University), Dr. Mineo KATO (Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics, Yokohama National University), Mr. Yumihiko MATUMURA (Associate Professor, Kyorin University), Mr. Michael DUNN (Research Student, Faculty of Law, the University of Tokyo) and Mr. Louis J. ROSS (Research Student, Faculty of Law, the University of Tokyo).


Copies of this English text can be purchased by mail order at :

Global Environmental Forum

1-9-7 Azabudai, Minatoku, Tokyo 106-0041, JAPAN

Any inquiries regarding the Plan should be forwarded to :

Strategic Environmental Planning Division,

Environment Agency

1-2-2 Kasumigaseki, Chiyodaku, Tokyo 100-8975, JAPAN


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