Haze

Planning a haze-free ASEAN

ASEAN’s vision of a haze-free region by 2020 looks increasingly cloudy by the day.

A decades-long problem for the region, ASEAN defines haze as smoke resulting from land and/or forest fires which harm health, living resources, ecosystems and material property and impairs or interferes with amenities and other legitimate uses of the environment.

25 March 2019
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The return of Indonesia’s forest fires

Late last month, Indonesia saw the return of its infamous forest fires that occur each year producing toxic, choking smog in the form of haze as the rainy season trails off.

7 March 2018
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Indonesia aims to slash forest fires by half

The Indonesian government is confident it can halve the number of forest fires in the country by 2019 after unveiling an ambitious plan recently. This will be done through the repair of degraded peat forests.

2 January 2018
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