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Climate policy changes in Japan from 1987 to 2005 The first phase (late 1980s–November 1997): emergence of the

This chapter analyses the evolution of climate policy in Japan from 1987 to 2005, with the objective of defining the types of climate policy change that Japan experienced. It examines the questions of when the policy subsystem matured; how coalitions were developed in the subsystem; which national targets, sectoral targets, and policy instruments were adopted; and which positions were taken by the principal actors on these three issues.