Eco-resurgence for Asia: Invoking Indigenous Knowledge and Philosophy to Shape Economic Recovery and Sustainable Living

Discussion Paper
Eco-resurgence for Asia

Learning from cultural traditions and philosophies could help place countries in Asia on more sustainable development paths. This paper argues why and outlines how countries in Asia should collaborate in pooling and promoting good practices grounded in indigenous knowledge and philosophies to mainstream sustainability at the local, national, regional and global levels. The paper introduces the concept of ‘eco-resurgence’, which encompasses an overarching emphasis on indigenous, ecologically sustainable activities for the recovery of economies in the post-Covid-19 world.