Vegetation Fires and Global Change - Challenges for Concerted International Action: A White Paper directed to the United Nations and International Organizations

Johann Georg Goldammer


The White Paper “Vegetation Fires and Global Change†is a global state-of-the-art analysis of the role of vegetation fires in the Earth System and is published as a collective endeavor of 57 of the world’s most renowned scientists and research groups working in fire science, ecology, atmospheric chemistry, remote sensing and climate change modeling. The aim of the White Paper is to support the endeavor of the United Nations and its affiliated processes and networks, notably the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), the Hyogo Framework for Action 2005-2015 “Building the Resilience of Nations and Communities to Disasters†and the Global Wildland Fire Network, to address global vegetation fires for the benefit of the global environment and humanity.


fire ecology; fire management; fire and climate change; global change; integrated wildfire disaster risk management; fire management policies; international cooperation if fire management.

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