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2015 International Workshops “Participation Principle Indicators under the Environmental Law”

Osaka University, International Workshop on Environmental Issues and Public Participation

On March 7 to 8 and 9 to 10 March 2015, our research project will held two international workshops on Environmental Issues and Public Participation. Workshop 1 (7 to 8) is “Environmental Policy-Making Instruments Based on Public Participation in a High Technological Society - Energy, Chemical Substances and Water Management as Central Issues”. Workshop 2 (9 to 10) is “Participation Principle Indicators under the Environmental Law: Towards Establishing International Collaboration in Pursuit of Environmental Justice”.

Workshop 2
Participation Principle Indicators under the Environmental Law: Towards Establishing International Collaboration in Pursuit of Environmental Justice

Date: March 9 – 10, 2015
Venue: Osaka University, Toyonaka Campus, Osaka University Hall, 1st Floor, Assembly Hall
Language: English (Chinese Mandarin to English consecutive interpretation will be provided)
Organizers: GREEN ACCESS PROJECT II “Review of Legal Indicators for the Participation Principle in Environmental Matters – Promotion of an International Cooperation towards Strengthening the Environmental Democracy” (JSPS Grant-in-Aid), OSAKA UNIVERSITY, PROJECT TIGER “Policy decision-making and public participation on energy, chemicals and water management: an international comparative study” (Global Initiative Program), and MITSUI & CO., LTD., ENVIRONMENT FUND – Project “Proposing an Asian Version of the Aarhus Convention – Constitution of an International Cooperation for Implementing the Environmental Justice”

Registration : Required
Admission: Free(Except Lunch Seminer at 9th March)

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Session I International Indicators on the Principle 10

Report 1: Noriko Okubo (Professor / Research Representative, Osaka University, Graduate School of Law and Politics – Japan)
Bali Guidelines and Asia
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Report 2: Jan Darpö (Professor, Uppsala University, Faculty of Law; Chairman, UNECEs Task Force on Access to Justice under the Aarhus Convention – Sweden)
Access to Justice in Environmental Decision-making in the Member States of European Union – National Peculiarities and Common Tendencies
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Report 3: Tatiana Barreto Serra (Public Prosecutor, São Paulo State Public Prosecution Office – Brazil)
Public Civil Action: Access to Environmental Justice in Brazil
Fullpaper
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Report 4: Jesse Worker (Associate, The Access Initiative (TAI), World Resources Institute – USA)
Measuring procedural rights through the UNEP Bali Guidelines and the Environmental Democracy Index
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Report 5: Yukari Takamura (Professor, Nagoya University, Graduate School of Environmental Studies – Japan)
What Could We Learn from UN Human Rights Indicators?

Session II Environmental Impact Assessment and Principle 10

Report 6: Kenichiro Yanagi (Professor, Meiji University, Graduate School of Law – Japan)
Environmental Impact Assessment Act in Japan: Until now and from now on-Tokyo’s Experience and MOE’s Initiative-
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Report 7: Ritwick Dutta (Environment Lawyer, Legal Initiative for Forest and Environment – India)
EIA and Public Participation in India: Focusing on Energy Issues (Provisional)
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Report 8: Michel Prieur (Emeritus Professor, University of Limoges, Scientific Director, Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Environmental, Development and Urban Planning Law (CRIDEAU); President of the International Centre of Comparative Environmental Law (CIDCE) – France)
Modifications of the EIA process in Europe and in France
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Session III Developments of the Environmental Democracy in China

Report 9: Wang Jin (Professor, Peking University, Law School – China)
Significance of China’s Newly-revised Environmental Protection Law in 2014 and the Provisions Pertinent to Public Participation
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Report 10: Wang Canfa (Professor, China University of Political Science and Law; Director, Center for Legal Assistance to Pollution Victims (CLAPV) – China)
Practice of the Environmental Public Interest Litigation and the New National
Environmental Protection Law in China
Presentation Slide(Japanese)

Session IV Developments of Principle 10 in Asia

Report 11: Yayoi Isono (Professor / Dean, Tokyo Keizai University, Faculty of Contemporary Law – Japan)
Current Situation of the Principle 10 Land use and Dam
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Report 12: Laode Muhamad Syarif (Senior Lecturer, Hasanuddin University, Law School – Indonesia)
Public Participation and Freedom of Information in Environmental Decision Making
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Report 13: Gloria Estenzo Ramos (Vice President, Oceana Philippines International – Philippines)
The Right to Public Participation in Decision-making in the Implementation of Fisheries and other Environmental Laws and their Amendments in the Philippines
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Report 14: Suntariya Muanpawong (Secretary of the Environment Division, Supreme Court of Thailand; Chief Judge, Research Justice Division – Thailand)
Principle 10 in Thailand: Developments and Challenges
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Report 15: Ritwick Dutta (Environment Lawyer, Legal Initiative for Forest and Environment – India)
Implementation of Principle 10 in India: Issues and Challenges
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Lunch Seminar

Japan Launch of EDI: EDI’s Overview and Implementation
Jesse Worker (Associate, the Access Initiative (TAI), World Resources Institute – USA) &
Masami Kittaka (Lawyer / Aarhus Net Japan – Japan)
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Workshop 1
Environmental Policy-Making Instruments Based on Public Participation in a High Technological Society - Energy, Chemical Substances and Water Management as Central Issues

Date: March 7 – 8, 2015
Venue: Osaka University, Toyonaka Campus, Engineering Science International Bldg., 1st Floor, Sigma Hall
Language: English
Organizers: OSAKA UNIVERSITY, PROJECT TIGER “Policy decision-making and public participation on energy, chemicals and water management: an international comparative study” (Global Initiative Program), GREEN ACCESS PROJECT II “Review of Legal Indicators for the Participation Principle in Environmental Matters – Promotion of an International Cooperation towards Strengthening the Environmental Democracy” (JSPS Grant-in-Aid), and MITSUI & CO., LTD., ENVIRONMENT FUND – Project “Proposing an Asian Version of the Aarhus Convention – Constitution of an International Cooperation for Implementing the Environmental Justice”

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Workshop1, Abstract and Papers

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