WSSD Johannesburg

Statements on Wildland Fire submitted to theWorld Summit for Sustainable Development (WSSD)

andother selected documents
Compiled and published by the Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC)
Freiburg, Germany, 26 August 2002


Several documents containing views and recommendations on wildland fire have been submitted by international and regional bodies to the WSSD:

1. UN International Strategy For Disaster Reduction (ISDR), Inter-Agency Task Force For Disaster Reduction, Working Group on Wildland Fire (WG-4): Position Paper for the World Summit For Sustainable Development (WSSD) “Wildland Fire And Sustainable Development” (March 2002)

2. UN International Strategy For Disaster Reduction (ISDR), Inter-Agency Task Force For Disaster Reduction, Working Group on Wildland Fire (WG-4): Input Paper “Wildland Fire, Early Warning and Sustainable Development” (March 2002)

3. UN International Strategy For Disaster Reduction (ISDR): Background document for the WSSD “Disaster Reduction and Sustainable Development:  understanding the links between vulnerability and risk related to development and environment”. Remarks: Inputs of the UN Working Group on Wildland Fire are included on p.2; wildland fire problems are highlighted in paragraphs 3 (p.3), 15 (p.8), 33 (p.14) and on p.15.

4.Statement to the World Summit on Sustainable Development: Recommendations of the World Conference on Land and Forest Fire Hazards (June 2002)

5. Partnership/Initiative to strengthen the implementation of Agenda 21 (in preparation for the World Summit on Sustainable Development for launching at the Summit):“Integrated Approach to Prevention, Preparedness for and Response to Environmental Emergencies in support of Sustainable Development”

The following documents reflect the status and future implementation of international cooperation in wildland fire management:

1. Status of Building Regional Wildland Fire Networks (August 2002)

2. ASEAN Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution (June 2002)

3. Minutes of the first Mesoamerican Meeting on Cooperation in Forest Fire Protection (July 2002)

Links:

Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC):
http://gfmc.online/

UN-ISDR Inter-Agency Task Force For Disaster Reduction, Working Group on Wildland Fire:
http://www.unisdr.org/eng/task%20force/tf-working-groups4-eng.htm

Global Observation of Forest Cover/Global Observation of Landcover
Dynamics (GOFC/GOLD) – Fire Mapping and Monitoring
http://gofc-fire.umd.edu/

UN World Summit on Sustainable Development:
http://www.joburgsummit2002.com/

3rd International Wildland Fire Conference (Sydney, Australia, October 2003):
http://www.wildlandfire03.com/home.asp

ASEAN Haze Action Online:
http://www.haze-online.or.id/

FAO Global Forest Fire Assessment 1990-2000:
http://gfmc.online/programmes/un/fao/Wp55_eng.pdf

WHO Health Guidelines on Vegetation Fire Events:
http://www.who.int/peh/air/vegetation_fires.htm

International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) Wildland Fire Website at GFMC:
http://gfmc.online/programmes/itto/itto_start.htm


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