Toward a nuanced and targeted forest and peat fires prevention policy : Insight from psychology

Trihadmojo, B. and Jones, C.R. and Prasastyoga, B. and Walton, C. and Sulaiman, A. (2020) Toward a nuanced and targeted forest and peat fires prevention policy : Insight from psychology. Forest Policy and Economics, 120: 102293. ISSN 1389-9341

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Indonesian forest and peat fires have become global concern. Not only the fires have caused regional environmental and humanitarian crises, they also have exacerbated global climate change. Radical and rapid land use change couple with irresponsible practice of clearing land through burning are key contributing factors. In response, the Indonesian government issued a strict ban on the practice. While this policy outcome continues to shortfall, it implicates traditional farmers whose subsistence depends on such a practice. This reality necessitates effort to develop a more nuanced and targeted intervention. Thus, this study examines individual's intention to clear land using fire. We surveyed 151 Indonesian traditional farmers based on the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB), the Norm Activation Model (NAM) and past behavior. We identified the TPB, which is augmented by the past behavior and awareness of consequences, as the optimal model for explaining variance in the intention. Implications for developing more effective educational campaigns are discussed.

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Forest Policy and Economics
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This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Forest Policy and Economics. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Forest Policy and Economics, 120, 2020 DOI: 10.1016/j.forpol.2020.102293
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?? burningforest and peat firesforest managementnorm activation modeltheory of planned behaviorclimate changeforestryland usepeatactivation modelscontributing factoreducational campaignsglobal climate changesland-use changepolicy outcomesprevention policyfir ??
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