Haze in China Town, Singapore (2013)


Bioethics and Sustainability Science in Action to Stop Haze Pollution:
UNESCO’s Management of Social Transformations

(MOST) Academy

When:   8-10 November 2018 

Where:  Riau, Indonesia



UNESCO’s MOST Academy will bring together researchers, policymakers, and community based organization to focus on finding evidence-informed, human rights-based and sustainable solutions to haze pollution. The event will be held in Riau province – one of the hardest hit regions of Indonesia from this socio-environmental disaster 

To better understand the cultural, social and environmental aspects of transboundary haze, UNESCO has launched a project on Seeking Solutions to Haze Pollution from Sustainability Science and Bioethical Perspectives. The project is implemented in three consecutive phases:

Phase I:

Five institutions conducted researches on various ethical, societal and cultural aspects of haze to generate recommendations for all parts of society that have a stake in this issue 

Phase II:

Forum of National Bioethics Committees on Transboundary Haze Pollution (Jakarta, Indonesia, 6-7 December 2017) 

Phase III:

In 2018, UNESCO and its partner institutions designed and implemented pilot models based on the knowledge generated in the earlier phases, to address the socio-environmental aspects of haze within the affected communities in six different villages of Indonesia in  partnership with Universitas Gadjah Mada, Universitas Palangka Raya and Bogor Agricultural University.

The MOST Academy: Bioethics and Sustainability Science in Action to Stop Haze Pollution brings together the knowledge and experiences gained through these pilot projects. On the first two days of the Academy, the participants will engage in intensive exchange of experiences, lessons learned, and evidence gathered in the course of the implementation of applied sustainability science projects. The last day of the Course will focus on the field visit to one of the villages in Riau province that benefited from the pilot project. The participants will have a chance to interact with the local community and observe the transformations taking place on the site.


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Contact Person:

Mr. Irakli Khodeli (ირაკლი ხოდელი)
Programme Specialist for Social and Human Sciences