Legislative regulations on forest fires Indonesia 1999

Name of policy Legislative regulations on forest fires
Jurisdiction Country
Supranational region
Country Indonesia
Region Asia


Subnational region or state
City or local
Policy objective
  • Mitigation
Type of policy instrument
  • Regulatory Instruments
    Sector name
    • Agriculture and forestry
      • Forestry
    Policy description Variety of acts since 1999, for details see Herawati/Santoso 2013, p. 230-231 (References). Forestry act Act No. 41/1999 (amended by Act No. 19/2004): "The Act forbids any individual or community group from burning forest, with a maximum penalty of 15 years imprisonment and a five billion rupiah fine (about US$ 500,000)." . Regulation No. 4/2001, Act No. 18/2004
    Policy type
    • Changing activity
    • Energy efficiency
    • Renewables
    • Nuclear or CCS or fuel switch
    • Non-energy5
    Policy stringency
    Implementation state Implemented
    Date of decision 1999
    Start date of implementation
    End date of implementation
    High impact
    Impact indicator


    Source or references Herawati/Santoso (2013): Tropical forest susceptibility to and risk of fire under changing climate: A review of fire nature, policy and institutions in Indonesia. Forest Policy and Economics Volume 13, Issue 4, April 2011, Pages 227–233 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1389934111000189
    Supports policies
    Is supported by policies
    Comments (background and assessment)
    Status Final

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