Global Wildland Fire Network Activities 2015

Global Wildland Fire Network

Activities 2015


Activities of the Global Wildland Fire Network in 2015
Note: Photographic documentation of some activities is posted on theGFMC Calendar 2015

17-18 March 2015
National Conference on “Fire in Forest Management and Nature Conservation”, and burning of heathland demonstration, organized by the Directorate General of the State Forests of Poland and the State Fire Service of Poland and the Regional Directorate of State Forests in Zielona Gora, with GFMC contribution “Intentional Burning in Nature Conservation, Biodiversity, Landscape Management and Forestry in Europe and Globally: Historical Aspects, Current Application and Future Challenges”; Osrodek Wapoczynkowy “LESNIK”, Lagow; and Forest District Przemków, Poland.

25-27 March 2015
VI Ukraine Fire Management Week with Second Eastern European Prescribed Fire Demonstration and Long-term Observation Experiment on the use of prescribed fire in wildfire hazard reduction in pine stands and Seminar “Fire Management and Research in Forests, Protected Areas and Natural Heritage Sites”; Regional Eastern European Fire Monitoring Center (REEFMC), National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine (NULESU), Kyiv and Boyarka Forest Research Station, Ukraine.

18-30 April 2015
Aerial Fire Fighting Interoperability Workshop (GFMC, convener) and Aerial Fire Fighting Conference 2015, with GFMC Contribution “Towards a Coordinated Approach in International Aerial Firefighting Missions: Results of the Interoperability Workshop”, and presentation of the Walt Darren Award 2015; Zadar, Croatia

5 May 2015
Mongolia: National Round Table “Strengthening Inter-Agency Cooperation in Fire Management” and preparation of setting up the Regional Central Asia Fire Management Resource Center (RCAFMRC); Ulaanbatar, Mongolia.

6-8 May 2015
Mongolia: Field assessment of spring fires in Eastern Mongolia, including transboundary fire between Mongolia and the Russian Federation; Eastern Mongolia.

13 May 2015
Presentation of the Guidelines for Rural Populations, Local Communities and Municipality Leaders in the Balkan Region “Defence of Villages, Farms and Other Rural Assets against Wildfires”; Rafina-Pikermi Municipality, Greece.

8-9 June 2015
Regional Meeting of the ENVSEC Initiative in the South Caucasus; Tbilisi, Georgia.

22-23 June 2015
Consultation meetings with Mr. Carlos Klink, Secretary for Climate Change, Ministry for Environment, Government of Brazil, and IBAMA President Ms. Marilene Ramos, Topics: Past and future international cooperation in fire management and ; MMA / IBAMA, Brasilia, Brazil.

23 June 2015
Consultation meeting with Mr. Carlos Klink, Secretary for Climate Change, Ministry for Environment, Government of Brazil. Topics: Past and future cooperation with GFMC and international organizations in fire management and options for hosting the 7th International Wildland Fire Conference (2019); Ministry for Environment and IBAMA Sede, Brasilia, Brazil.

25 June 2015
Kick-off of the project “Support of National and Regional Competency in Integrated Fire Management to Secure Sustainable Forest Management in Uruguay and through Cross-border Cooperation with Brazil and other Neighbouring Countries of South America“; Dirección General Forestal, Ministério de Ganadería Agricultura y Pesca, and the Dirección Nacional de Bomberos, Montevideo, Uruguay.

7-10 September 2015
International Conference “Current Status of Fire Research and Fire Management in the Black Sea and Eastern European Region”, with GFMC contributions “Challenges for global and regional fire management and needs for cooperation” and “New approaches and requirements for fire management in the South Eastern Europe, Black Sea and Caucasus Region”; Odessa, Ukraine.

21 September 2015
Opening of the Regional Central Asia Fire Management Resource Center (RCAFMRC); Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

21-25 September 2015
Regional Fire Management Training for Mongolia and Central Asia; Regional Central Asia Fire Management Resource Center and Forestry Research and Training Center of the National University of Mongolia, Batsumber, Tuv Province, Mongolia.




·    Agenda of RCAFMRC opening and regional training course (PDF, 1.5 MB)

·    Invitation and agenda the RCAFMRC opening and regional training course (ENG) (PDF, 1.1 MB)

·    Invitation and agenda of the RCAFMRC opening and regional training course (MON) (PDF, 1.1 MB)

12-16 October 2015
6th International Wildland Fire Conference; Pyeonchang, Republic of Korea

  • Pyeongchang Declaration,Conference Statement, and Regional Statements (including regional session agendas, abstracts and posters of the Regional Wildland Fire Networks):

29-30 October 2015
Workshop “Fire Danger Rating System for the South Caucasus” in the frame of the ENVSEC / GFMC project “Enhancing National Capacity on Fire Management and Wildfire Disaster Risk Reduction in the South Caucasus”; National Environmental Agency, Tbilisi, Georgia

16-21 November 2015
Fifty-first Session of the International Tropical Timber Council and Associated Sessions of the Committees, with GFMC presentation of the Synthesis of the Assessment of the ITTO Completed Projects and the Use of the ITTO Guidelines on Fire Management as a Thematic Group on Forest Fires; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.


·    ITTO International Fire Management Projects Evaluation 2015 by GFMC (PDF)

30 November to 11 December 2015
Twenty-first session of the Conference of the Parties (COP) and the eleventh session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP); Paris, France.


·      Outcomes of the 6th International Wildland Fire Conference (Pyeonchang, Republic of Korea, 12-16 October 2015)

·      Pyeongchang Declaration “Fire Management and Sustainable Development” (16 October 2015)

·      Presentation of the Pyeonchang Declaration message to COP 21 by the Chair of the Foreign Affairs and Unification Committee of the Republic of Korea (Paris, 08 December 2015)

·      Adoption of the Paris Agreement, 12 December 2015 (FCCC/CP/2015/L.9/Rev.1) (Note: Relevance to fire management: Item 55 and Article 5) (PDF, 0.6 MB)


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