THEMES

 

 

I. Conference main theme

Facing Fire in a Changing World: Reducing Vulnerability of People and Landscapes by Integrated Fire Management

II. Conference sub-themes

  • 1. Role / Contribution of Civil Society in Integrated Fire Management (IFM)
  • 2. IFM Concepts for stabilizing fire affected landscapes and promoting resilient territories
  • 3. Contribution of IFM to Mitigate Secondary Impacts
  • 4. Technological Advances on Prevention and Fighting Wildfires
  • 5. IFM as Key Element of Fire Management Policies

1. Role / Contribution of Civil Society in Integrated Fire Management (IFM)

  • 1.1. IFM knowledge of indigenous and traditional communities
  • 1.2. Role of women
  • 1.3. Volunteering in integrated fire management
  • 1.4. Role of the private sector (forestry & agriculture)
  • 1.5. Role of NGOs
  • 1.6. Role of academic and research sector

2. IFM Concepts for Promoting and Stabilizing Resilient Landscapes

  • 2.1 Vulnerable natural ecosystems
  • 2.2 Measures to protect the most vulnerable ecosystems from fire
  • 2.3 Impact of fire on agriculture and food security
  • 2.4 Landscape fire and environmental services
  • 2.5 Landscape fire and water security
  • 2.6 Impact of fire on biodiversity
  • 2.7 Impact of fire on behavior of fauna
  • 2.8 Post-fire damages due to extreme events (secondary damages after wildfire)
  • 2.9 Recovery of areas degraded by fire
  • 2.10 Protection of natural resources for disaster risk reduction

3. Contribution of IFM to Mitigate Secondary Impacts

  • 3.1 Impacts on atmosphere and climate
  • 3.2 Vegetation fire and smoke pollution warning and advisory systems
  • 3.3 Climate change and integrated fire management
  • 3.4 Carbon credits, carbon sequestration, REDD+
  • 3.5 Risk mitigation
  • 3.6 Prescribed burning for fuel (fire hazard) and wildfire disaster risk reduction
  • 3.7 Impacts on human health and security

4. Technological Advances on Prevention and Fighting Wildfires

  • 4.1 Technological advances on prevention and fighting landscape fires
  • 4.2 Remote sensing; monitoring; fire detection
  • 4.3 Use of drones
  • 4.4 Use of chemical retardants
  • 4.5 Fire propagation modeling
  • 4.6 Observation and modelling of smog pollution from vegetation fire
  • 4.7 Tools to support the management of large fires
  • 4.8 Peat fire fighting
  • 4.9 Warning apps

5. Integrated Fire Management as Key Element of Fire Management Policies

  • 5.1 Experiences from the regions (Global Wildland Fire Network): National
  • 5.2 Experiences from the regions (Global Wildland Fire Network): Cross-boundary
  • 5.3 International cooperation and humanitarian aid in wildfire situations
  • 5.4 Fire management in the international agendas: Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris Agreement and the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction; climate financing mechanisms
  • 5.5 Are landscape fires an emergency problem or a land management issue?
  • 5.6 Interface fires
  • 5.7 Management of information at social media
  • 5.8 Policies: how to adapt or develop policies to the extreme fires we are facing nowadays and in future
  • 5.9 Lessons identified and lessons learned
  • 5.10 Emotional impacts of fire
  • 5.11 Visions for the future