Sustainable and inclusive solutions to air pollution and climate change in Southeast Asia: participatory governance, social co-benefits and co-innovation

This policy brief aims to answer a critical question: how can policymakers, civil society, and researchers address air pollution, climate change, and socioeconomic equity with inclusive solutions? The brief argues that much of the answer will involve reframing how policymakers, civil society groups, and researchers perceive the interrelationship between air pollution, climate change, and social equity concerns. That reframing will involve not only using an intersectional lens to more clearly identify interrelationships between these issues. It will also involve more attention to 1) new modes of participatory governance; 2) a recognition of the social co-benefits of action, and 3) adopting learning models based on co-innovation.