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Fire Management Voluntary Guidelines. FAO 2006
The United Nations system recognize the critical role of fire – on the one hand, in maintaining fire dependent ecosystems, but on the other, in causing deforestation, forest degradation and destruction of livelihoods, biodiversity and infrastructure.
Friday, 26 March 2010
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The workshop on the Assessment of Forest Fire Risks and Innovative Strategies for Fire Prevention, planned for the next 4-6 May 2010 in Rhodes, Greece, is co-organised by the Hellenic Ministry for the Environment, Energy and Climate Change; Republic of Cyprus, Department of Forests; FOREST EUROPE; Union of South European Foresters (USSE); Silva Mediterranea Committee; and ToS on Forest Fires UNECE/FAO. The workshop is an activity of the Work Programme on the pan-European follow-up of the 5th Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe, held in Warsaw 2007.

The risks of forest fires are forecasted to increase in Europe due to climate change and other factors. In response, innovative fire preventive measures are needed. This workshop will review current systems for fire prevention, identify innovative strategies, best practices and possible policy instruments, and develop policy conclusions and recommendations for forest fire prevention in Europe.

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Friday, 26 March 2010
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Applications open for the Certificate of Advanced Studies in Disaster Risk Reduction

The Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) recently launched the second edition of the Certificate of Advanced Studies in Disaster Risk Reduction (CDRR 2010). The objective of this 2x2 weeks course is to train professionals and specialists from both developed and developing countries in the field of natural disaster prevention, especially hydrometeorological disasters and/or those related to climate change.

Thursday, 25 March 2010

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