In line with the results of the 34th ASEAN Summit to be held in Bangkok, Thailand in 2019, smoke pollution from forest and land fires will be a major concern for all ASEAN countries. The Indonesian government, through President Delri at the meeting, agreed to effectively strengthen cooperation under the ASEAN Convention on Cross-Border Pollution in Haze to combat the emergence of smog pollution through progress and the renewal of a comprehensive action plan to combat cross-border smog pollution, including accelerating the establishment of the ASEAN Coordination Centre for cross-border pollution control (ACC THPC), based in Indonesia. The roadmap will serve as a strategic, action-oriented and time-action framework for the implementation of collaborative measures to combat cross-border air pollution in the ASEAN region, in order to achieve a cross-border vision of ASEAN by 2020. As part of the agreement, the ASEAN Coordination Centre for Cross-Border Control of Haze Pollution (ACC) was established to facilitate cooperation and coordination between the parties in managing the effects of forest fires and/or forest fires, in particular exposure to these fires. Currently, the ASEAN secretariat is an interim ACC. Given the diversity of traditional dry season periods in the northern (mekong) and southern regions of ASEAN, two sub-regional committees for the management of cross-border pollution pollution have been set up to address specific problems related to dementia in the regions: the Haze Sub-Regional Committee for Cross-Border Pollution Directorate (MSC), composed of Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand; and the Sub-Regional Ministerial Steering Committee on Haze Cross-Border Pollution in the Mekong Sub-Region (MSC Mekong), composed of Cambodian PDR, Laonese, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. The MSC and MSC-Mekong both met separately each year. Each MSC and MSC Mekong is assisted by a technical working group (GTT and TWG Mekong). BMKG expects the drier and warmer dry season in the south aSEAN region to take place from August to October 2019.
This can lead to increased hotspots and an increased risk of cross-border smog in the region. According to Agus Justianto, one of Indonesia`s obligations in the fight against forest and country fires is the government`s persuasive force in efforts to preserve peatlands from drying by applying appropriate governance rules, namely, peat managers are required to create partitions and regulate water management in order to maintain moisture in the area and to improve the willingness of governments and local appliances to fight forest and fire. Following severe land and forest fires from 1997 to 1998, ASEAN Member States (AMS) signed the ASEAN Convention on Cross-Border Pollution of Haze (AATHP) on 10 June 2002 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to prevent, monitor and mitigate cross-border forest fires and forest fires through concerted national efforts, regional and international cooperation.