The Roadmap on ASEAN Cooperation towards Transboundary Haze Pollution Control with Means of Implementation (Roadmap) serves as a strategic, action-oriented, and time-bound framework for the implementation of the collaborative actions to control transboundary haze pollution in the ASEAN region to achieve a vision of Transboundary Haze-free ASEAN by 2020, as expressed in the goal, “Regional transboundary haze pollution is eliminated through intensifying collective actions to prevent and control forest and/or land fires”.
The overall objective of the final review of the Roadmap is to allow AMS to take stock of the progress and sustain momentum in ensuring demonstrable improvements so as to achieve the vision of a haze-free ASEAN. The Final Review focused on the eight key strategies towards attaining a haze-free ASEAN by 2020 and the activities as listed in the Roadmap. The Roadmap’s vision of a haze-free ASEAN by 2020 and all its other provisions are comprehensively discussed and evaluated in the Final Review and have been supported by evaluations by both technical and policy experts. The Final Review covered the period from 2016 to 2020. The Final Report of the Final Review of the Roadmap was endorsed by COM on 15 December 2021.
Following the guidance of the Committee under the Conference of the Parties to AATHP (COM) at the Special Briefing to COM on the Final Report of the Final Review of Roadmap on ASEAN Cooperation towards Transboundary Haze Pollution Control with Means of Implementation held virtually on 10 November 2021, the Meeting agreed on an Executive Summary of the Final Report to be published for the larger stakeholders’ reference.