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Atmosphere: Biomass burning and the haze

Haze pollution has been a significant problem in SEA for several decades. According to Article 1 of the General Provisions of the ASEAN Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution (AATHP), haze is defined as “smoke resulting from land and/or forest fire which causes deleterious effects of such a nature as to endanger human health, harm living resources and ecosystems and material property and impair or interfere with amenities and other legitimate uses of the environment”.

Progress Report 2018 for Work Package 1 (Atmosphere)