Social-ecological transformation in cities in Asia

Social-ecological transformation in Asian cities is instrumental to achieving many global development and climate targets. As dense settlements of human and economic activity, Asian cities present unique challenges but also opportunities for low-carbon transitions.

The challenge of transforming our societies may lie in tackling complex questions which pit ecological protection against social justice, or vice versa. On the other hand, there may also be synergistic solutions where progress in environmental protection is also accompanied by social justice – these are the social-ecological transformations that cities should strive for. Such synergies are explored in this report, focusing on three sectors that are crucial in driving these social-ecological transformations in urban settings, namely, built environment, transport and the public participation sectors. Read more in the latest study published by FES in Asia:


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