Wildfires, in a way, are an inevitable part of the environment. Some are necessary for fire-dependent ecological systems, but lately, due to climate change, an increasing number of destructive fires have occurred worldwide. It is expected that the frequency, severity, and intensity of wildfires will increase with longer fire seasons because of higher temperatures and drier fuels associated with climate change. The international commitment to limit global warming to 1.5℃ based on the Paris Agreement is closely linked to forest fire management strategies.
This policy brief highlights the collective discussions identified from the short-term training course on “Forest Fire Management Information System” held from November 1-5, 2021.