Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe Workshop on the Assessment of Forest Fire Risks and Innovative Strategies for Fire Prevention
4-6 May 2010,
The risks of forest fires are forecasted to increase in Europe due to climate change and other factors. In response, innovative fire preventive measures are needed. This workshop will review current systems for fire prevention, identify innovative strategies, best practices and possible policy instruments, and develop policy conclusions and recommendations for forest fire prevention in Europe.
The workshop is an activity of the Work Programme on the pan-European follow-up of the 5th Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe, held in Warsaw 2007 and is co-organised by the Hellenic Ministry for the Environment, Energy and Climate Change; Republic of Cyprus, Department of Forests; FOREST EUROPE; Union of South European Foresters (USSE); Silva Mediterranea Committee; and the UNECE/FAO Team of Specialists on Forest Fires.