Environmental Benefits and Impacts of Japanese International Environmental Aid

EPA Grant Number: U915558
Title: Environmental Benefits and Impacts of Japanese International Environmental Aid
Investigators: Rutherford, Daniel J.
Institution: Stanford University
EPA Project Officer: Lee, Sonja
Project Period: July 1, 1999 through July 1, 2002
Project Amount: $102,000
RFA: STAR Graduate Fellowships (1999) RFA Text |  Recipients Lists
Research Category: Academic Fellowships , Engineering and Environmental Chemistry , Fellowship - Civil/Environmental Engineering


The objectives of this research project are to: (1) investigate the environmental benefits and impacts of Japanese international environmental aid to countries in Southeast Asia; and (2) evaluate the impacts of local Japanese initiatives towards global climate change in Japan.


Initially, coursework will be completed to simultaneously satisfy requirements for a Masters of Science in Environmental Engineering degree and to help shape the specific research objective and research design. The research approach, a social science research methodology, will use a combination of surveys and detailed case study analysis of local Japanese action plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector. An analysis of emissions inventories will provide quantitative information regarding effectiveness of local Japanese greenhouse gas emissions policy. In addition, a literature review of the subject, in both English and Japanese, will be conducted.

This research project will reveal the impact of Japanese international environmental aid to Southeast Asia and local initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and help identify the most effective regulatory framework to mitigate global climate change.

Supplemental Keywords:

fellowship, global climate, greenhouse gas, transportation, local government, Japan, Southeast Asia, policy implementation, public policy, surveys, case studies., RFA, Scientific Discipline, Air, Geographic Area, climate change, Air Pollution Effects, Environmental Monitoring, International, Atmosphere, Social Science, policy making, developing countries, decision making, green house gas concentrations, international environmental aid, environmental policy, Global Climate Change

Progress and Final Reports:

  • 2000
  • 2001
  • Final