World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has initiated and supported a series of activities,which address problems arising from vegetation fires and smoke impacts on human health and the environment.

WMO Involvement in Southeast Asia
In June 1998 the WMO organized a Regional Workshop on Transboundary Smoke and Haze in Southeast Asia. The workshop closely interacted with the results of the WHO Bi-Regional workshop on Health Impacts of Haze-related Air Pollution (Kuala Lumpur, June 1998).

In August 2016 an international workshop and training course „Forecasting Emissions from Vegetation Fires and their Impacts on Human Health and Security in South East Asia“ was organized by WMO, IBBI, UNISDR/IWPM, GWFN/GFMC, UNU, GIZ, IGAC and BMKG.

WMO Support to Develop the Health Guidelines for Vegetation Fire Events
Building on some of the recommendations of the Singapore workshop, the WMO co-sponsored the workshop Workshop on WHO Health Guidelines for Episodic Vegetation Fire Events, in which the the guidelines were drafted. The final versions of the guidelines are available at the GFMC WHO web space at:

Related publications by WMO
One of the eight Technical Commissions of the WMO is the Commission of Agricultural Meteorology (CAgM). The CAgM Publications Repository includes three fire-related publications, which are mirrored below:


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