Chapter 10. Tracing Sustainability Transitions in Seoul Governance: Enabling and Scaling Grassroots Innovations

In Climate Change Governance in Asia
Book Chapter

Asia is an extremely diverse region, in terms of the political regimes of its constituent countries, and of their level of development and the nature of their civil societies. As such, its countries are producing a wide range of governance approaches to climate change. Covering the diversity of climate change governance in Asia, this book presents cosmopolitan governance from the perspective of urban and rural communities, local and central governments, state-society relations and international relations. In doing so it offers both a valuable overview of individual Asian countries’ approaches to climate change governance, and a series of case studies for finding solutions to climate change challenges. Among others, chapter 10 discusses Seoul case in Korea to explore how grassroots participation and institutional innovation were able to successfully develop a pathway for sustainability transition.