Financing and Investment for Haze-Free Sustainable Land Management in ASEAN

November 25, 2022

Location: Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt

This first side event was co-organised by the Government of Malaysia together with GEC, in partnership with the ASEAN Secretariat and IFAD.

It featured key speakers discussing the strategies to halt massive peatland, forest and land fires that causing transboundary haze in Southeast Asia by securing multi-stakeholder partnerships and US$1.5 billion to finance sustainable low-emission land management in ASEAN.

The forum concluded with a closing remarks highlighting that investment framework for haze-free sustainable land management is one of the key mechanisms to prevent transboundary haze and forming alliance between organisations is crucial to ensure haze-free ASEAN.

The forum was attended by in person delegates and followed by online participants via Facebook Live of the Ministry of Environment and Water Malaysia. Speakers included: Dr Vong Sok, Head of Environment of ASEAN Secretariat; Mr Faizal Parish, Director of GEC; Mr Pierre Yves Guedez, Senior Climate Specialist of IFAD; Ms. Elim Sritaba, Chief Sustainability Officer of Asia Pulp & Paper; Mr. David McCauley, Advisory Team of ASEAN Investment Framework; and Ms Luanne Sieh, Head of Group Sustainability of CIMB Group.

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