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Guidelines for the Implementation of Controlled Burning Practices

ASEAN recognises the difficulties of smallholders, farmers and shifting cultivators in implementing zero burning practices. These Guidelines provide recommendations for these parties on the implementation of controlled burning and other related practices, to promote sustainable forest management and environment-friendly land management and agricultural practices. The Guidelines were developed from case studies and surveys on current […]

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Guidelines for the Implementation of the ASEAN Policy on Zero Burning

ASEAN has adopted the zero-burning policy in 1999. This publication provides guidelines on zero burning techniques, among others, based on commercial scale experience of plantation companies in Malaysia and Indonesia. Apart from the zero burning techniques, the Guidelines also highlight the benefits, prerequisites as well as constraints in implementing zero burning practices. Clik here to […]

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Fire, Smoke and Haze – The ASEAN Response Strategy

The ASEAN-ADB joint publication entitled Fire, Smoke and Haze. The ASEAN Response Strategy brings together the current knowledge about land and forest fires, examines the causes and impacts with particular reference to Southeast Asia , and suggests what could happen in the future. It assesses ASEAN’s response to the haze phenomenon and suggests national, regional and global […]

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MEDIA RELEASE: 11th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the ASEAN Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution

29 October 2015, Ha Noi, Viet Nam Ministers responsible for the environment from ASEAN Member States (AMS) held their 11th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the ASEAN Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution on 29 October 2015 in Ha Noi, Viet Nam. The Ministers reviewed regional cooperation on a number of haze-related issues, […]

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Media Release: 5th Meeting of the Sub-Regional Ministerial Steering Committee on Transboundary Haze Pollution in the Mekong Sub-Region

20 August 2015, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar — The Fifth Meeting of the Sub-Regional Ministerial Steering Committee on Transboundary Haze Pollution in the Mekong Sub-Region (MSC Mekong) was held on 20 August 2015 in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar and attended by Ministers/ representatives responsible for land and forest fires and haze from Cambodia, Lao PDR, […]

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Media Release: 17th Meeting of the Sub-Regional Ministerial Steering Committee (MSC) on Transboundary Haze Pollution

28 July 2015, Jakarta Indonesia — Ministers responsible for the environment from Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand met on the occasion of the Seventeenth Meeting of the Sub-Regional Ministerial Steering Committee (MSC) on Transboundary Haze Pollution on 28 July 2015 in Jakarta, Indonesia. The Ministers noted the ASEAN Specialised Meteorological Centre’s (ASMC’s) weather […]

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