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Press Release

Commencement of the Operation of the Information Network on Environmental Technology

August 22, 2003

The Ministry of the Environment (MOE) and the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) have jointly set up a website, Environmental Technology Information Network (available in Japanese only,, and have begun to provide information about environmental technology to the public at large on August 22, 2003. Developed jointly by the MOE and NIES and operated by the Environmental Information Center (EIC), the site aims to disseminate information as well as raise awareness of the public about technologies beneficial to environmental conservation. The network consists of four components.

(i) Forum of Information on Environmental Technology
The forum, designed to disseminate information on environmental technologies through postings by developers and vendors of technologies, serves as a venue where users can search or retrieve the information they need.
(ii) What's New in Environmental Technology
This section contains up-to-date news items that are compiled based on news releases and website information of the government and companies.
In addition to full text searches with free words, the section allows searches by announcement date and user-specified information type.
(iii) Library of Environmental Technology
An easy-to-understand explanation of environmental technologies that have captured the public attention is found in this section.
(iv) Navigation of Information on Environmental Technology
A compilation of links to websites that contain environmental technology information, this page offers users an efficient way to retrieve the environmental technology information they seek.


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