The ASEAN Peatland Management Strategy 2006-2020 (APMS) was adopted by ASEAN in 2006 and has provided the framework for action by ASEAN Member States (AMS) to address peatland management over the past 15 years.
Based on the decision of the 4th Meeting of ASEAN Task Force on Peatlands (ATFP) in February 2019 to merge the second and final review of the APMS to allow an early start of the final review, and to anticipate the smooth continuation of the current APMS which is expiring in 2020, the review of the APMS is being conducted in two phases:
i. Final Review of the APMS with a view to be reported to the Sixteenth Conference of the Parties (COP-16) to the ASEAN Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution (AATHP) in 2020. This final review will include recommendations for the next APMS; and
ii. Development of the next APMS (for 2021-2030) with a view to be reported and endorsed by COP-17 in 2021.
The objective of the Final Review of the APMS is to provide a consolidated assessment at national and regional levels on the implementation of the APMS 2006-2020 and achievements of the targets; and generate information and learning to inform the formulation of the next strategy. The review has been undertaken in close consultation with the AMS, ASEAN Secretariat (ASEC), and relevant stakeholders