Public Lecture : Trans-boundary Pollution with Special Reference to Indonesia’s Forest Fires and Resultant Haze Pollutant
|日時:||2012年7月11日（水） 14:30 - 16:30|
Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies(GSAPS), Waseda University
|講演者:||Prof. Euston Quah
Head of the Department of Economics, NTU
About the Speaker:
Prof. Euston Quah is Head of the Department of Economics at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. Prior to this, he was Chair of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at NTU; Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences ; Deputy Director of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy ; and headed the Economics Department at the National University of Singapore . He is a prolific writer with more than 60 articles published in internationally peer reviewed journals, and has written 6 books on cost-benefit analysis, environmental management, and law and economics. Professor Quah is Editor of the Singapore Economic Review and President of the Economics Society of Singapore.
Prof. Lim Hua Sing (GSAPS)
Pollution flows are sometimes transported across national boundaries and as a result impose negative externalities and costs on one or more countries. Such trans-boundary or cross-border pollution include , acid rain , smoke haze , trans-frontier air and water pollution can cross hundreds of miles of both land and sea to affect countries far away causing substantial economic , political , social , and environmental damages . The rampant and perennial forest fires emanating from Indonesia and the consequent haze or smoke pollutant to Southeast Asian countries, in particular, to Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, and Southern Thailand is a case in point. The Talk will discuss the various aspects of trans-boundary pollution with a special reference to the haze pollutant. Specifically, it will focus on the nature of such pollution, the causes, the types and magnitude of damages, the suggested policy responses, and the limitations and feasibility of proposed solutions. The role of economic incentives , and exploration of stakeholders approach are also explored.
Waseda University Institute of Asia –Pacific Studies (WIAPS) East Asian Regional Research Unit
WIAPS, Waseda University