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The ASEAN Peatland Management Strategy (APMS)

The ASEAN Peatland Management Strategy (APMS) was developed under the framework of the APMI. The APMS covering the period 2006-2020 aims to guide Member Countries in taking actions to sustainably manage peatlands and reduce fires and associated haze within the framework of the ASEAN Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution. The APMS was endorsed by the […]

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The ASEAN Peatland Management Initiative (APMI)

The ASEAN Peatland Management Initiative (APMI) was adopted by ASEAN in 2003 to promote sustainable management of peatlands in the ASEAN region through collective actions and enhanced cooperation as well as to reduce risk of fire and associated regional haze and contribute to global environmental management. The APMI provides the mechanism and framework for cooperation, […]

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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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