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Local causes, regional co-operation and global financing for environmental problems: the case of Southeast Asian Haze pollution

Tacconi, Luca; Jotzo, Frank; Grafton, Quentin

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Lack of action on cross-border environmental problems in developing countries is often ascribed to gaps in local capacity and resources, failure of regional cooperation and lack of financial support from rich countries. Using the case of the Southeast Asian Haze pollution from forest and peat fires in Indonesia, we explore the challenges posed by environmental problems whose causes are closely linked to local development and livelihood strategies, and whose impacts are local, regional (haze) as...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorTacconi, Luca
dc.contributor.authorJotzo, Frank
dc.contributor.authorGrafton, Quentin
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T22:28:29Z
dc.identifier.issn1567-9764
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/54489
dc.description.abstractLack of action on cross-border environmental problems in developing countries is often ascribed to gaps in local capacity and resources, failure of regional cooperation and lack of financial support from rich countries. Using the case of the Southeast Asian Haze pollution from forest and peat fires in Indonesia, we explore the challenges posed by environmental problems whose causes are closely linked to local development and livelihood strategies, and whose impacts are local, regional (haze) as well as global (carbon emissions). We assess whether there are real opportunities to implement effectively the recent Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution. To address the deep determinants behind haze pollution, we propose signatories to the Agreement refocus their efforts to controlling peat fires rather than to strive for a zero-burning regime. We also recommend a new approach to financing sustainable development based on rules and incentives, with a regional pool of funds, contributed by rich countries through the Global Environment Facility and countries in Southeast Asia.
dc.publisherSpringer
dc.sourceInternational Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics
dc.subjectKeywords: atmospheric pollution; climate change; cooperative sector; developing world; emission; environmental issue; financial provision; forest fire; haze; peat; pollution control; regional planning; sustainable development; Asia; Eurasia; Indonesia; Southeast As ASEAN; Climate change; Fires; GEF; Haze pollution; Regional agreements
dc.titleLocal causes, regional co-operation and global financing for environmental problems: the case of Southeast Asian Haze pollution
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume8
dc.date.issued2008
local.identifier.absfor140205 - Environment and Resource Economics
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4055784xPUB302
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationTacconi, Luca, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationJotzo, Frank, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationGrafton, R Quentin, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue1
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage1
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage16
local.identifier.doi10.1007/s10784-007-9057-z
dc.date.updated2015-12-09T09:47:51Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-43449129485
local.identifier.thomsonID000255491600001
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