Building the Social-Ecological Future

International Dialogue, Social-Ecological Transformation, Vietnam | 15.01.2023

Building the Social-Ecological Future

Our world is engfuled by multiple simultaneous and interrelated crises: the climate crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic, threats to health systems, the global financial crash and subsequent bank bailouts, humanitarian emergencies due to natural disasters, and global biodiversity loss. Each and every one of us is affected by them to some degree, and they all tell us one thing: more of the same is not an option.

Many people feel like this. However, they are unsure what the right path to a socially and ecologically sustainable future might be. The answer of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation and other left actors worldwide is social-ecological transformation. But what does this mean in practice? And how is it different from the “sustainable development” championed by others?

Building the Social-Ecological Future: Transformative Approaches in Vietnam, contributes eight concrete examples from Vietnam to the global debate on how to implement a social-ecological transformation. It includes ideas and initiatives from scientists, youth workers, and people who have been working with nature and for a sustainable coexistence for decades.

Building the Social-Ecological Future: Transformative Approaches in Vietnam

Publisher: Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung Southeast Asia Hanoi Office

Editor: Philip Degenhardt

Authors: Chu Kim Duc, Nguyen Hue Phuong, Ha Thi Hong Hai, Pham Phu Minh, Dang Thi Anh Nguyet, Bui Thi Thanh Thuy, Le Thi Thao, Vu Hong Trang, Dang To Kien, Tran Thi Lanh, Tran Do Thao, Tuan Ha, Huong Hoang, Huyen Khuat, Long Ha, Son Ho, Francine Mestrum

Date: January 2023

Pages: 86

Download: English version / German version

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