|Author(s):||Prepared by Simorangkir, D. and Sumantri|
Project FireFight, South East Asia, Bogor, Indonesia
This study has identified some main constraints, weaknesses and basic problems in implementing laws and regulations on forest and land fire management. In dealing with the forest and land fire problems the Indonesian government has issued numerous laws, regulations, decrees, guidelines, and directives on the management of forest and land fires, especially in the past decade. At the same time, a multi-sectoral organisational and institutional structure for forest and land fire management at different levels has been developed. Experiences from the last two decades have demonstrated that the developed legal, regulatory and institutional approaches were ineffective for various reasons. This review highlights various ways to overcome these constraints and weaknesses, for example, there is a need for set accountability standards for public sector authorities in addition to consequences in failing to meet those standards.