Report back  International Cooperation in Wildfire Management Session at the 8th International Wildland Fire Conference, Porto, Portugal


Working on Fire

Working on Fire

By Tony Mancos
CEO: Kishugu Training Academy

Wildfires are a global problem that can have devastating impacts on ecosystems, communities, and economies. In recent years, the frequency and severity of wildfires have increased due to a number of factors, including climate change, population growth, and land-use change.

International cooperation is essential for effective wildfire management. By working together, countries can share information, resources, and expertise to prevent, suppress, and recover from wildfires.
There are a number of ways that countries can cooperate in wildfire management. One way is to develop international agreements and frameworks that set standards for fire management. These agreements can help to ensure that countries are working together in a coordinated way and that they are using the same methods and techniques.

Another way that countries can cooperate is to share information and data on wildfires. This information can be used to improve fire risk assessments, fire behaviour modeling, and fire management practices.

Countries can also cooperate in research and development. By working together, countries can develop new technologies and techniques for preventing, suppressing, and recovering from wildfires.

Finally, countries can cooperate in capacity building. This can be done by providing training and assistance to countries that are less experienced in wildfire management.
By working together, countries can make a significant difference in the fight against wildfires. By sharing knowledge, resources, and expertise, countries can help to mitigate the impacts of wildfires and protect ecosystems, communities, and livelihoods.


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