INTRODUCTION TO SECTION 1: Vulnerable communities, resilience, and climate justice

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The sustainability of urban development goals relies on the transformative capacity of community resilience. The outcomes of social-ecological-technological systems (SETs) framework include enhancing risk communications between communities and stakeholders and facilitate decision making in order to prioritize resources for vulnerable communities to cope with climate change. The need to address climate justice locally and enhance community resilience is crucial to ensure sustainable development in any city. Climate justice has been used as a framework in global climate change policy negotiation primarily between developed and less-developed countries to address inequitable distribution between greenhouse gas producers and climate change impacts bearers. Climate change and systemic injustice are major social and ecological drivers in SETs which contribute to systemic vulnerability and climate justice issues in addressing community resilience for sustainable development. The chapter also presents an overview of the key concepts discussed in this book.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Cities and Landscapes in the Pacific Rim
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781000532494
ISBN (Print)9780367471149
StatePublished - Jan 1 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering
  • General Arts and Humanities
  • General Social Sciences
  • General Environmental Science
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences

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