Press Release

Cabinet Decision on the "Third Basic Environment Plan - The Way to a New Rich Lifestyle in a Sustainable Society"

April 6, 2006

The Cabinet is going to decide upon a revised "Basic Environment Plan," the third version of this plan, on April 7th. The plan, using the report published by the Central Environment Council as a basis, sets out comprehensive and long-term government policies for environmental conservation under the Basic Environment Law.

The new plan sets six new directions for future environment policy development, such as "Integrated Improvements of the Environment, the Economy, and the Society." The new plan also includes policy programs for 10 strategic fields to advance the efforts toward a sustainable society.
Furthermore, the new plan establishes numeric indicators in every program and sets "Comprehensive Environmental Indicators" for an effective enforcement of the plan.

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