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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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ASEAN Haze Action Online