Environmental Policy
A Multinational Conference on Policy Analysis and Teaching Methods

June 12, 2009

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Plenary Session: Opening Plenary Session

Green Growth: Beyond the Crisis

Mario Amano, OECD, France
10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Climate Change 1

Renewable Portfolio Standards: True Commitments or Pure Symbols?

Haitao Yin, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, People's Republic of China; and Nicholas Powers, University of Michigan, United States
  The Intertemporal Tasks and Responsibilities for Greenhouse Gas Reductions
Jeff Deason and Lee Friedman, University of California - Berkeley, United States


  Regulatory Matters: Which Factors Matter in Regulating the Environment?
Neelakshi Medhi, Syracuse University, United States
  Environmental Policymaking and the Private Sector 1
  Governance Without Government: Emerging Private Environmental Authority in Taiwan
Te-Mei Wu and Liang Kung Yen, National Chengchi University, Taiwan; and Jun Yi Hsieh, Taipei Municipal University of Education, Taiwan
  The Promise of Environmental Management Systems for Voluntary Governance
Younsung Kim and Nicole Darnall, George Mason University, United States
  Can Voluntary Environmental Programs Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions? An Analysis of the US DOE’s Climate Challenge Program
Kerry Krutilla, David Good, and Kyoungsun Heo, Indiana University, United States
  Environmental Policymaking at the National Level
  Sustainable Development and Synoptic Intergovernmental Policy-Making: A Public Policy Analysis with Reference to China
Wei Hu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, People's Republic of China


Climate Change, Disasters and Security...Issues, Concerns and Implications For India
Sunil Chauhan, United Service Institution of India, India


The Resource Committee Experiment: The Rise and Fall of Cross-Ministerial Resource Governance in Japan
Jin Sato, University of Tokyo, Japan
11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Plenary Session: Meet the Editors: Getting Published in SSCI Journals


Maureen Pirog, Editor, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, United States
Stuart Bretschneider, Former Editor, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, United States
Yong S. Lee, Former Member of Editorial Board, Public Administration Review
Mann Hyung Hur, Former editor-in-chief, Korean Policy Studies Review, Republic of Korea
1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Climate Change 2
  Climate Change Mitigation Through Forests in Bangladesh: A Policy Approach to Forestry Practice
Man Yong Shin, Kookmin University, Republic of Korea; and Md. Miah, University of Chittagong, Bangladesh
  Think Global, Act Local: A Policy Prescription towards Sustainable Energy System in India
Diptiranjan Mahapatra, Indian Institute of Management - Ahmedabad, India
  The Clean Development Mechanism’s Effect on Carbon Market Development in the Sugar Sectors of India and Brazil
Nathan Hultman, University of Maryland, United States; Ranjit Deshmukh, University of California, United States; and Simone Pulver, University of California-Santa Barbara, United States
  Environmental Policymaking and the Private Sector 2
  Does the Stock Market Value the Firm’s Potential Chemical Risk Released and Transferred? : Empirical Study on the Japanese Pollutant Release and Transfer Register System
Yukiko Omata, Tokyo Institute of Technology Department of Social Engineering, Japan
  Alternatives from Policies of Disclosure of Companies Environmental Performance and Connections with the Reduction of Information Asymmetry and Signaling
George Kassinis, University of Cyprus, Cyprus; and Javier Delgado-Ceballos and Alberto Aragón-Correa, University of Granada, Spain
  Information Disclosure Policy: Do States’ Data Processing Efforts Help More than the Information Disclosure Itself?
Hyunhoe Bae, David Popp, and Peter Wilcoxen, Syracuse University, United States
  Ecological Modernization and Environmental Innovation: What is the Role of Environmental Regulation?
Chi Kei Lam, The University of Hong Kong, People's Republic of China
  Public Participation and Governance 1
  Community Participation: Key to Success in Co-management of Protected Areas in Bangladesh
Alamgir Hossain and Roksana Karim, North South University, Bangladesh
  Place-Based Knowledge and Consensus Building: From Access to Impact
Boyd Fuller, National University of Singapore, Singapore
2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Comparative and International Environmental Policy Analysis

  Environmental Sustainability in East Asia: Policies and Technological Output
Matthew Shapiro, Illinois Institute of Technology, United States
  Implementing Environmental Treaties: Legislative and Organizational Dimensions
Betsi Beem, University of Sydney, Australia

Pollution and Waste Management

  Water Quality and Environmental Treatment Facilities
Young-Jae Chang, Inje University, Republic of Korea; and David Kelleher and Geum-Soo Kim, Hoseo University, Republic of Korea
  Public Acceptance and Bureaucratic Resistance: A Case of Used Diaper Recycling
Young Lee, Kunkuk University, Republic of Korea; Jin Mok, Kookmin University, Republic of Korea; and Yong Choi, Kwangwoon University, Republic of Korea

Public Participation and Governance 2

  Stakeholder Consultation in the Development of Climate Change Policy: Malaysia’s Approach
Ching Tiong Tan and Joy Jacqueline Pereira, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia
  Environmental Protest and Policy Change in Korea
Sunhyuk Kim and Seongeun Cho, Korea University, Republic of Korea
June 13, 2009
9:10 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Plenary Session: Green Development: Global Explorations
  The Green Economy under the U.S. Obama Administration
Nathan E. Hultman, University of Maryland, United States
  Towards a Low Carbon Future: China’s Green Development Policy and Practice
Ye Qi, Professor, Tsinghua University, People's Republic of China
  The Innovation for Green Economy and Society
Hidetoshi Kimura, Ministry of Environment, Japan
  Green Growth Vision
Ki-Jong Woo, Presidential Committee on Green Growth, Republic of Korea
  The UNEP-led Green Economy Initiative and Proposed Global Green New Deal
Fulai Sheng, Green Economy Initiative Team, UNEP
  Climate Mitigation, Resource Protection and the Economic Crisis
Peter Hennicke, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, Germany
1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Environmental Program Evaluation

  Sustainable Real Estate Development: An Early Inquiry into Costs and Possible Outcomes
John Goering, CUNY: Baruch College and the Graduate Center, United States
  Equity Implications of Atlanta Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance Program
Anupit Supnithadnaporn, Georgia Institute of Technology, United States
  Climate Change and Regional Land Use Planning: Incentive and Performance
Hyunsun Choi, University of North Florida, United States; and Simon Choi, Southern California Association of Governments, United States

Public Participation and Governance 3

  Regulatory vs Participatory Governance and Environmental Sustainability in Asia
Mizan Khan and Alamgir Hossain, North South University, Bangladesh
  A Welfare Approach to Mitigating Environmental Injustice: Exploring Needs of Pollution Victims
Tsuey-Ping Lee, National Chung-Cheng University, Taiwan
  Asian Public Opinion on Climate Change and Its Implications for Climate Change Policies
So Young Kim, Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology, Republic of Korea


  Trees and Water: Mainstreaming Environment in the Graduate Policy Analysis Curriculum
Des Gasper and Sunil Tankha, Institute of Social Studies, Netherlands
  Environment and Development in China: From a Public Policy Perspective” – Course Design and Teaching Experience to Introduce Chinese Environmental Policy to the World
Yixin Dai and Ye Qi, Tsinghua University, People's Republic of China
3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Plenary Session: Curriculum in MPP/MPA Programs with Environmental Concentration
  Prospect for Environmental Policy as MPP Concentration in Korea
Dong-Young Kim, KDI School of Public Policy and Management, Korea
  Environmental Policy and Management Curriculum in MPP/MPA Programs
Stuart Bretschneider, Syracuse University, United States
  Teaching Environmental Policy at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy
Nathan E. Hultman, University of Maryland, United States
  MPA Environmental Concentration at Mason
Peter Balint, George Mason University, United States