Posted on 08/04/2022 in Fire Safety Regulatory 2022
Increasing threat of wildfires

UNEP predicts global increase of extreme wildfires and recommends ecosystem management and asset protection. Uncontrollable wildfires will increase, even in regions previously unaffected, because of climate change, land-use and population change, resulting in significant climate emissions, particulates and toxic smoke. Recommendations include preparation and awareness, ecosystem management and restoration to limit fuel for wildfires, international cooperation, supporting local communities, improving firefighter safety including reducing smoke inhalation and assessing potential impacts on property and infrastructure to protect assets.

“Spreading like Wildfire: The Rising Threat of Extraordinary Landscape Fires”, United Nations Environment Programme, 23 February 2022

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