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Monitoring Center and The Global Fire the Global Wildland Fire Network A Thematic Platform of the UNISDR System by G. Goldammer

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  • 1. The Global Fire Monitoring Center and theGlobal Wildland Fire NetworkA Thematic Platform of the UNISDR System
  • 2. The Global Fire Monitoring Center and theGlobal Wildland Fire NetworkA Thematic Platform of the UNISDR System
  • 3. The Global Fire Monitoring Center and the Global Wildland FireNetwork – A Thematic Platform of the UNISDR SystemGoals, Objectives and Members of the Thematic Platform Identification of the role of vegetation fires in the globalenvironment Analysis of changing “fire regimes” as a consequence of “globalchange” Support the development of fire management policies Enhancing capacity of countries in fire management Creation of synergies betweencountries within region to exchangeknowledge and expertise Development of voluntary or(preferably) binding agreementson wildfire disaster risk reduction
  • 4. Major achievements in the past 5 years (I)The Global Wildland Fire Network has Created new and included existing Regional Wildland freNetworks: 14 networks covering all continents Facilitated the development of a culture of prevention,preparedness and response based on the involvement of localcommunities, national actors and coordinated internationalinvolvement Numerous national and regional achievements, e.g.:- National Round Tables on FireManagement- Establishment of inter-agencymechanisms with participation ofcivil society (national)- Exchange between neighbourcountries within the regions
  • 5. Major achievements in the past 5 years (II)The Global Wildland Fire Network has Harmonized (not to say “coordinated”) interaction betweennational and international development programmes Established a UN Interagency Platform Developed a global analysis and Addressed the complexity of global fire through national andregional action plans
  • 6. Future goals and contribution to post-HFA 2015 (I)The Global Wildland Fire Network will Develop common international principles or standards in firemanagementDevelop a proposal for a Global Agreement and a set of RegionalAgreements on Transboundary Cooperation in Fire Management Foster the sharing of know-how & resources in capacity building infire management, including cooperation in wildfire emergencyresponse Contribute to develop international policies addressing globalchange and fire Develop common international principles or standards in firemanagement
  • 7. Future goals and contribution to post-HFA 2015 (II)The Global Wildland Fire Network will Address institutional reforms / reorganization on governance infire management Seek to activate international financing schemes for supportingthe fire management sector as a contributor in environmentalprotection and disaster risk reduction Increasing impacts of interactions in land use / fire use, wildfiresand climate change on natural and human-altered wetlands (peatbogs, mires, marshes), high-altitude fires, and society (human healthand security) Continue bBuilding of Regional Fire Centers of Excellence foroperating at the science-management-policy interfaces
  • 8. Possible synergies and overlaps with other networks and needs forcoordination Organization of the “UNECE Regional Forum on Cross-boundaryCooperation in Fire Management”- Hosted by UNECE and the Global Fire Monitoring Center(GFMC), United Nations, Geneva, (27) 28-29 November 2013- Financed by German Federal Ministry of Food, Agricultureand Consumer Protection- Objective: Development of a proposal for an agreement oncross-boundary cooperation in fire management- To become an Annex or Chapter to an internationalconvention?
  • 9. Possible synergies and overlaps with other networks and needs forcoordination: Strengthening the Cooperation between the sectoral, regionalmandates of UN and other international partners UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) UN Specialized agencies: WMO, WHO, UNEP, OCHA, UNESCO UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) United Nations University (UNU) / GFMC International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) Council of Europe (EUR-OPA) Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Environment and Security (ENVSEC) Initiative Green Cross International Global Observation of Forest and Land Cover Dynamics(GOFC / GOLD)
  • 10. 6thInternational Wildland Fire ConferenceKorea Forest Service and the Korea Forest ResearchResearch Institute will host the the ConferenceDate: 12-16 October 2015http://www.wildfire2015.kr