Establishment of the Regional Fire Management Resource Center – Latin America Region (RFMRC-LAR) (Santiago, Chile, and Gurupi, Brazil)
Enhancing cross-boundary cooperation in fire management in Central Asia (joint activity of the Regional Central Asia Fire Management Resource Center (Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia), the Regional Central Eurasia Fire Monitoring Center (Krasnoyarsk, Russian Federation) and the Regional Central Asia Fire Management Resource Center (Harbin, P.R. China; in estab.)
Implementation of the project FIRE-IN – Fire and Rescue Innovation Network, a project conducted in the frame of the EU Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2016-2017 Secured societies – Protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens (SEC-21-GM-2016-2017 – Pan-European Networks of Practitioners and other Actors in the Field of Security), with GFMC lead in WG Vegetation Fire Crisis Mitigation
13 January 2019 Public lecture by GFMC „Climate Change and Landscape Fires: Welcome in the Pyrocene“ (Klimawandel, Wald- und Landschaftsbrände: Willkommen im Pyrozän!) in the frame of WALD(W)ENDE: Ein forstwissenschaftlicher Blick auf aktuelle Wald-Diskussionen, Faculty of Forest Sciences and Forest Ecology, Goettingen University (Fakultät für Forstwissenschaften und Waldökologie, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen); Goettingen, Germany.
16-17 January 2019 OECD-PLACARD Workshop “Adapting to a changing climate in the management of wildfires”. The workshop aims at identifying issues that need to be addressed to create a conducive environment for aligning wildfire actions, by public as well as private actors, and to design an effective funding architecture to boost wildfire adaptation actions, including ensuring the continued availability of financial protection against wildfire risk; to identify the added-value of international and intergovernmental cooperation on this issue, and to define priority areas where the OECD could contribute to addressing existing gaps in its work going forward. The GFMC contribution will address the role of innovation and technology in wildfire management (J.G. Goldammer); OECD Conference Centre, Paris, France