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  1. The hotspots depicted in the map are derived from the NOAA-18 satellite. Hotspots go undetected when the area is not covered in the satellite pass or under cloudy / overcast conditions.
  2. The surface winds (depicted by arrows in the map) are valid for 0600 UTC on the date indicated in the map.The length of the arrow represents the relative wind speed - longer arrows correspond to stronger winds. Click here for corresponding 0630 UTC satellite picture.
  3. This map is updated by 1000 UTC (6 pm SGT) daily.
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Effective Safeguard Information Systems for REDD+ in ASEAN countries still a challenge - 29 Sep, 2014
Dr.Chandra Silori, coordinator of the Grassroots Capacity Building for REDD+ in Asia, shares his reflections on REDD+ Safeguard Information Systems (SIS) and the way forward, based on his experience at an ASEAN pre-COP20 meeting in Jakarta, held last month in advance of COP20. Setting the sight on COP21, he asks whether ASEAN countries will get the support they need to develop effective SIS. Read more...

Indonesia, Malaysia drawing up haze agreement - 26 Sep, 2014
Indonesia and Malaysia are working on a bilateral pact to better tackle the annual transboundary haze, according to officials from both countries who said the tie-up would focus on better fire prevention and tougher penalties for open burning on peatland. Read more...

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