In addressing transboundary haze pollution, the role of the domestic legal framework is crucial. Despite this importance, literature addressing the problem from a current legal and policy framework in Indonesia is lacking. This article examines the adequacy of that existing legal framework in Indonesia. It argues that a well-structured, integrated legal framework is crucial in addressing land/forest fires. The legislation and policy examined mainly relate to regulation specifically addressing, and other legislation related to, land and forest fires. The approach to analysing the adequacy of legal framework is holistic and includes a broader legal framework; that is, it examines not only regulation specifically addressing land and forest fires, but also legislation and regulation in other sectors related to such fires, such as forestry law, agriculture law, environment protection law, autonomy law, and disaster management law. This broader approach aims to examine the gaps, overlaps and conflicts between these sectoral laws. This article concludes that the existing legal framework in Indonesia to address land and forest fires is inadequate. Stronger legislation in the form of a statute/law is required.
|Number of pages||25|
|Journal||Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|