Department of Environment and Natural Resources Undersecretary for Policy, Planning, and International Affairs Jonas Leones (left) underscores that the success of the ASEAN Regional Programmes on Peatlands will significantly contribute to the attainment of the ASEAN Region’s peatland management strategy. Leones chaired the 6th ASEAN Task Force on Peatland and its series of meetings on June 28-30, 2021. ASEAN Secretariat Head of Environment Division Dr. Vong Sok (right) who served as co-chair stressed the importance of sustainable management of peatlands as a strategy in climate change mitigation and adaptation. Greenhouse gas emissions, climate vulnerability and transboundary haze mitigation are among the peatland management issues in the region. ###