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Inclusive Approaches
~Environment and people~

The SDGs support the participation and inclusion of different social groups in decision to make sure nobody is left behind. IGES conducts research and builds platforms that enable diverse voices (youth, women, workers, and local communities) to meaningfully influence processes shaping a just and equitable future.

Just Transition

The speedy transition from fossil fuels to renewables is seen as a positive step when considering climate crisis and its impact on both environment and human society; at the same time, however, such a transition requires global and domestic policies to be not only more environmentally sustainable, but also socially just, because adverse impacts of the climate emergency have become one of the significant drivers of social inequality, as those with smaller carbon footprints are increasingly subjected to its negative effects. Especially when, the Asian context is considered, there should be a transformation with a long-term and holistic perspective to avoid recurrent climate injustice that could leave the currently disadvantaged further behind. Sustainability Science Journal, that IGES hosts, will publish Special Feature on socially just net-zero transitions in Asia.

Related Projects

Updated: May 2021

The Satoyama Development Mechanism (SDM)

The Satoyama Development Mechanism (SDM) is one of the collaborative activities of the International Partnership for Satoyama Initiative (IPSI), established jointly by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), the United Nations Unive

Related Publications

Book Chapter
In Disaster Risk and Management under Climate Change
Equity and fairness have a high significance in Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation as it is evident that disasters affect communities differently depending on their developmental levels, and social status. Any public policy or intervention on disaster risk reduction deals with communities that are at different ‘starting lines’ in...
Peer-reviewed Article
In Sustainability Science
This is the Editorial of the first IGES-initiated Special Feature of the Sustainability Science journal. This Special Feature on Just and Sustainable Transitions in Net-Zero Asia aims to highlight how researchers, policymakers, and practitioners across Asia are applying just transition thinking to address pressing environmental challenges, climate...
Working Paper
Climate-driven injustice is a significant economic and social concern associated with transition towards net-zero future, and that requires global and domestic environmental policies to be more sustainable and socially just. To help policymakers envision what policies might be deployed to make a net-zero transition just, this paper reviews concepts...