Yvon Duché – Office national des forêts – Director of the Agence Défense des forêts contre les incendies Midi-Méditerranée – France
Lucia Perugini – Researcher – Euro-Mediterranean Centre on climate Change – Division of climate impacts on agriculture forests and ecosystems – Italy
Karin Simonson – Senior Policy Advisor climate change – Canadian Forest Service – Natural Resources – Canada
Andrey Krasovskii – Researcher, ecosystem services management program – International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
The year 2018 will have set a sad record for hectares of burned forest, killing more than 200 people, including more than 60 at the recent “Camp Fire” in California. At the end of July 2018, 450 fires were reported in the European Union, an increase of almost 40%.
Why does the forest burn? How to measure the consequences? And above all, what prevention and control measures should be put in place? How can international cooperation be improved to curb this human and environmental disaster?
A panel of different countries and organizations gathered for this event will try to understand this phenomenon and to review existing practices at the regional and global level on the issue of forest fire protection.
This side event will be translated in English and French