The following schedule is subject to change.
Class 1: 7 October
How does law connect with the environment?
How does environmental protection with science?
What is the risk?
How does environmental protection accommodate the economy?
How does the environment connect with civil society and the government?
What are sustainable development and SDGs?
Class 2: 14 October
Overview of Japan’s environmental law
Overview of Japan’s history and legal system
Source for Japanese law
Class 3: 21 October
Japan’s experiences (1): mercury poisoning
Development of Japanese environmental law:
from damage suit to regulation
Class 4: 28 October
Japan’s experiences (2): Fukushima
Dealing with nuclear power plants and energy policy:
Interdisciplinary issues and a nexus approach
Class 5: 4 November
Principles of environmental law (1):
PPP/EPR principles and cost-sharing
Class 6: 11 November
Principles of environmental law (2):
The precautionary principle and evidence-based regulation
Class 7: 18 November
Guest Speaker: the role of an environmental lawyer
Class 8: 2 December
Principles of environmental law (3):
Sustainable development, SDGs, and environmental justice
Class 9: 9 December
Principles of environmental law (4):
Rio 10 principle:
Transparency, public participation, and access to information and remedies
Class 10: 16 December
Environmental impact assessment
Class 11: 23 December
Climate change: Paris Agreement and climate change litigation
Class 12: 6 January
In-class presentations (1)
Class 13: 13 January
In-class presentations (2), Wrap-up