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Pollution Across Borders: Transboundary Fire, Smoke and Haze in Southeast Asia

Presents transboundary haze in Southeast Asia, dealing with regional solutions and implications on ASEAN community. Explains the role of the polluter-pays principle in managing the haze in Southeast Asia, the investor dimension perspective on transboundary haze in Malaysia, and innovation and transboundary haze. Details the palm oil industry and Southeast Asia’s haze, and the gross underestimation of the costs of haze. Describes game theoretical and common-agency framework to analyze the Indonesia fire and haze problem, recent forest fires and the effect of Indonesia haze in the Philippines, and Singapore’s new transboundary haze pollution act. Covers topics on tackling haze with cost sharing and pollution controls as infrastructure investment.