Large-scale, human-induced landscape fires in Indonesia have been making headlines since the early 1980s. The impact of these fires is noticeable at the domestic, regional and global spheres in the form of deforestation, transboundary haze pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, and so forth.
The Indonesian government, along with its ASEAN counterparts, international development partners, (I) NGOs, private sector entities and civil society groups have taken several steps over the past decades to counter this long-lasting issue. Despite all efforts, the problem still persists and currently stands as one of the key challenges to environmental governance and sustainable development in Southeast Asia.
This report aims to analyse the multidimensional scope and dynamics of landscape fires while providing policy options for the private sector to successfully become a game changer in this complex situation.