THEME



 

 

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

 

Subtemas:

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
4.10. Early warning system

 


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. CPolicies: 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