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Title: Trans-boundary haze pollution in southeast asia: sustainability through plural environmental governance
Authors: Islam, Md Saidul
Hui Pei, Yap
Mangharam, Shrutika
Keywords: DRNTU::Social sciences::Sociology
Environmental Governance
Issue Date: 2016
Source: Islam, M. S., Hui Pei, Y., & Mangharam, S. (2016). Trans-Boundary Haze Pollution in Southeast Asia: Sustainability through Plural Environmental Governance. Sustainability, 8(5), 499-. doi:10.3390/su8050499
Series/Report no.: Sustainability
Abstract: Recurrent haze in Southeast Asian countries including Singapore is largely attributable to rampant forest fires in Indonesia due to, for example, extensive slash-and-burn (S & B) culture. Drawing on the “treadmill of production” and environmental governance approach, we examine causes and consequences of this culture. We found that, despite some perceived benefits, its environmental consequences include deforestation, soil erosion and degradation, global warming, threats to biodiversity, and trans-boundary haze pollution, while the societal consequences comprise regional tension, health risks, economic and productivity losses, as well as food insecurity. We propose sustainability through a plural coexistence framework of governance for targeting S & B that incorporates strategies of incentives, education and community resource management.
DOI: 10.3390/su8050499
Rights: © 2016 by The Authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license (
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