Chapter 9. Creating Social Co-benefits for Sustainable and Just Society

In Aligning Climate Change and Sustainable Development Policies in Asia
Chapter: 9
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A growing body of evidence suggests that the climate crisis has widened social inequalities. The heightened emphasis on social inequality in international climate negotiations is therefore a welcomed step forward. Another step in this direction involves more explicitly considering the social dimension of co-benefits or “social co-benefits.” This chapter provides good practice examples of how social co-benefits can be mainstreamed into climate-related projects and policies in Asia. It further argues that the sustained delivery of social co-benefits necessitates promoting context-appropriate forms of participatory governance.