This introduction presents an overview of the key concepts discussed in the subsequent chapters of this book. The book discusses climate change governance in countries where a Western linear path to modernization has been adopted, and which have thus developed into high-carbon economies with a special focus on Asia, whether it be later-comer East Asian countries such as Japan, Taiwan, or South Korea, or developing countries like China, Southeast Asian, or South Asian countries. It seeks to understand how people and governments in Asia address climate change, for instance whether it is being treated as a global, national, or local agenda, or whether it is seen as a scientific agenda, or an issue that touches on everyday life. The book also looks at the types of governances that have been constructed in Asia in order to tackle climate change. Climate change issues cut across the traditional regime of governance.