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Annual Report on the Environment in Japan 2003

Local Communities Leading the Transition to a Sustainable Society


Annual Report on the Environment in FY 2002

Part One
Local Communities Leading the Transition to a Sustainable Society (Overview) [PDF 21KB]

Introductory Chapter: State of the Global Environment and the Development of Individual and Community Efforts [PDF 161KB
  • Section 1 : State of the Global Environment and Society
  • Section 2 : Building of a Sustainable Society from Individual and Community Efforts
Chapter One: Actions Taken by Individuals towards the Building of a Sustainable Society [PDF 336KB]
  • Section 1 : Changes in the Socio-economy that Affect the Actions of Individuals
  • Section 2 : Environmental Load from the Daily Life of Every Individual and Effects of Various Efforts
  • Section 3 : Great Possibility Arising from Individual Efforts
  • Section 4 : Changes in the Socio-economic System Arising from the Interaction between Individuals and Other Actors
  • Section 5 : New Developments towards a Sustainable Society
Chapter Two: Aiming at a Sustainable Society through Local Actions [PDF 530KB]
  • Section 1 : Environmental Conservation Efforts in Local Communities
  • Section 2 : Local Characteristics Defined by Actors and Infrastructure Comprising Local Communities
  • Section 3 : Nurturing the Local Environmental Capacity through Acquiring an Accurate Picture of Local Resources and Partnership among Actors
  • Section 4 : Scope and Effectiveness of the Effort that Utilizes the Local Environmental Capacity

Part Two
Current Environmental Issues and Environmental Conservation Measures by the Government [PDF 486KB]

Measures to be Implemented in FY 2003

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