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FY 2015/2016 Research Topic: B-1-07
International Policy Diffusion and Fragmentation of Environmental Regulations


It has been indicated that the architecture of environmental agreements is "fragmented" because of the many rules and regulations that have been established in individual countries. On the other hand, within some issues, the fragmented rules and regulations of addressing the problems have shown a tendency of "policy diffusion," which indicates compatibility and links between the rules and regulations. In this project, the process and influence of three examples: increase in energy-saving labeling requirements, spread of regulations on chemicals, and expansion of the carbon market and emission trading schemes are inter-disciplinarily examined.


April 2015 - March 2017

Members of the Research Project

[ Organizer ] KOJIMA Michikazu
[ Co-researchers ] CHENG Fang-Ting
[ Co-researchers ] MICHIDA Etsuyo


  • First year: Interim Report
  • Second year: Occasional Papers Series