1st Edition

Sustainability and the Automobile Industry in Asia Policy and Governance

Edited By Aki Suwa, Masahiko Iguchi Copyright 2020
    180 Pages 34 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    178 Pages 34 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book provides a wealth of information and a critically required framework for sustainable automobile policy development in major Asian countries.

    It also gives wide-ranging policy options, ranging from technological to institutional solutions to automobile emission problems, based on empirical case studies and comparative policy and regulatory analysis. It is a useful reference with valuable insights on how rapidly changing economies are adopting their policy and regulatory structures to cope with the progressively severe environmental impacts of automobile increase.

    Part 1: Conceptual Framework and Background for Understanding the Sustainability Impact of Transport and Automobiles

    1. Sustainability and the Automobile Industry in Asia: An Overview (Aki Suwa and Masahiko Iguchi)

    2. Transport Issues and Challenges in Asian Cities and their Socioeconomic and Environmental Implications for Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) (Ganesh Raj Joshi)

    3. Regulatory Convergence and Policy Diffusion in Automobile Emission Standards: Cases of China and India (Masahiko Iguchi)

    Part 2: Case Studies

    4. Enabling Purposive Experimentation in the Transport Sector: The Case of BRT Improvement and CNG Conversion in Semarang, Indonesia (Sudarmanto Budi Nugroho, Eric Zusman, Ryoko Nakano and Junichi Fujino)

    5. Green Vehicle Policy and Demand in Indonesia (Puspita Dirgahayani, Prawira F. Belgiawan, Eko A. Prasetio, Reza A. Nasution)

    6. Challenges for Fuel Quality Change in India (Mahendra Sethi)

    7. Sustainable Transport Strategies for Gurgaon (Prabh Bedi)

    8. Role of Motor Inspection and Maintenance: Practices and Governance in Japan (Aki Suwa)

    9. Governance for a Sustainable Automobile Future in Asia: Barriers and Enablers (Aki Suwa and Masahiko Iguchi)


    Aki Suwa is a professor at the Faculty of Contemporary Society, Kyoto Women’s University, Japan. Her research focuses on how environmental understanding facilitates policy formulation, and how this subsequently influences the degree of policy implementation on the ground.

    Masahiko Iguchi is an associate professor at the Faculty of International Relations, Kyoto Sangyo University, Japan. His main research interests are within the fields of global sustainability governance and international politics, with a particular focus on private regulation and governance, and on the climate and transport sectors.