28 + 29 July: Upcoming webinars by PM Haze

PM Haze will be speaking in two webinars hosted by Sime Darby Plantation Berhad (SDP) and Centre for Social Development Studies (CSDS). Please find the details below.

[28 July, 3.30pm] Sime Darby Plantation Berhad: Dousing the Fire on Haze and its Misconceptions

Sime Darby Plantation would like to invite you to join us for our upcoming webinar which discusses the issue of haze.

For years, the South East Asia region has been battling the occurrence of haze, especially during the dry weather season. Continuous efforts have been made to address this issue by multiple stakeholders from Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore especially on reducing hotspots and open burning. Despite the current challenges we are facing from the COVID-19 pandemic, these initiatives must continue to be strengthened.

However, in order to continue delivering results and solutions, it is imperative for stakeholders to evaluate their efforts by understanding and addressing the general issues and common misconceptions on the annual haze occurrences.

The goal of the seminar is to discuss these misapprehensions and provide a platform to educate the public on open burning, its consequences as well as other factors that can lead to haze.

Sign up here.

[29 July, 1pm] Center for Social Development Studies: Haze and Social (In)Justice in Southeast Asia: Past Experience and What Next?

In our first Political Ecology in Asia Seminar, coinciding with the International Conference on New Research in International Development, Human Rights, and International Relations at a Time of Disruption, we focus on the issue of social justice and air pollution.

The discussion will examine how various economic, social and political inequalities intersect in relation to air pollution in terms of its creation and exposure, and the consequences for individuals, families and society as-a-whole. We situate the seminar in relation to the past experiences of air pollution and the heated debates that have ensued, but also look to the future given that the COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting and has the possibility to transform many aspects of future society-environment relations.

Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM (GMT +7)
Date: 29 Jul 2020
Webinar Address: Zoom
Meeting ID: 988 1750 8760
Password: 418715


  • Prof. Dr. Chayan Vaddhanaphuti, Regional Centre for Social Science and Sustainable Development, Chiang Mai University
  • Dr. Helena Varkkey, Department of Strategic and International Studies, University of Malaya
  • Benjamin Tay, PM Haze
  • Tara Buakamsri, Greenpeace Southeast Asia

Chair: Asst. Prof. Dr. Carl Middleton, Center for Social Development Studies, Faculty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University

For any inquiries about this event, please contact Anisa Widyasari at communications.csds@gmail.com

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