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Firelogue is an EU Coordination and Support Action (CSA) which connects the three EU Innovation Actions (IAs) granted under the H2020-LC-GD-1-1-2020 call and supports them by integrating their results across all stakeholders and phases of Wildfire Risk Management (WFRM). Firelogue will develop a platform that aims to promote dialogue between different actors across Europe's wildfire communities.
In general, communities in the WFRM context pursue a similar goal which is the reduction of wildfire risk. However, they work on different aspects e.g. in preventing wildfires or responding to them and measures taken in one field do not necessarily benefit other stakeholders. At the same time, all communities possess valuable knowledge to be shared and disseminated and this requires better integration to design holistic and effective WFRM strategies. The creation of a network and platform for discussion on the future of the European wildfire risk management (WFRM) further provides the opportunity to share and integrate this knowledge in a sustainable way.
Experts and stakeholders across the entire value chain of the wildfire risk management, e.g. Emergency management organisations; Scientific community; Policy making bodies; Land management groups; Environmental associations; Industry, technology, and innovation, to find condensed information and to navigate more targeted through the different platforms.
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Holistic WFRM strategies ensure a comprehensive assessment and consideration of different stakeholders, as well as their potential conflicting and common interests. This brings together experts from the insurance companies, firefighters, engineers, homeowners and many more from the wildfire community.
Wildfires may cause disastrous property loss and damage to neighbouring residential and public infrastructure, as well as on neighbouring businesses and agricultural land. Wildfire insurance and risk financing schemes such as public-private arrangements, regional insurance pools and public compensation can be useful to prepare for the financial risks from wildfires. In the Firelogue’s Working Group on insurance, we discuss different insurance mechanisms from an equity perspective to identify ways towards equitable and affordable wildfire insurance.
The concept of Just Transition is aiming for a fair share of the societal and economic benefits and costs of a green energy transition and constitutes a core concept of the European Green Deal. It comprises different notions of justice: distributive, procedural and restorative justice, all of which are relevant in the context of wildfires and wildfire risk management and will form the basis for structuring discussions within and across Firelogue working groups.
A unique definition under “Integrated Fire Management” does not exist. IFM could be understood as “an approach to addressing the problems and issues posed by both damaging and beneficial fires within the context of the natural environments and socio-economic systems in which they occur, by evaluating and balancing the relative risks posed by fire with the beneficial or necessary ecological and economic roles that it may play in a given conservation area, landscape or region” (Myers, R.L., 2006. Living with Fire - Sustaining Ecosystems & Livelihoods Through Integrated Fire Management. The Nature Conservancy).
Socio-economic impacts of wildfires are manifold and address a wide range of economic sectors and stakeholder groups. Among the most prominent impacts are: health effects, loss of ecosystem services, destruction of private and public infrastructure, business interruption, etc.
The European Commission has established that the IAs are to jointly contribute to substantially achieving these targets by 2030:
  • 0 fatalities from wildfires
  • 50% reduction in accidental fire ignitions
  • 55% reduction in emissions from wildfires
  • Control of wildfire in < 24h
  • 50% Natura 2000 protected areas to be fire-resilient
  • 50% reduction in building losses
  • 90% of losses from wildfires insured
  • 25% increase in surface area of prescribed fire treatments at EU level
  • It is the methodology to measure to what extent the expected impacts are being achieved. This impact is to be compared to the values of 2019 as a baseline year.
    This process includes National Policy Makers, Regional civil protection authorities, European policy committees, European Commission bodies, EU Civil Protection Knowledge Network etc...)
    “Infrastructure” means an asset, system or part thereof, which is necessary for the delivery of an essential service, while ‘critical infrastructure’ is an asset, system or part thereof which is essential for the maintenance of vital societal functions, health, safety, security, economic or social well-being of people, and the disruption or destruction of which would have a significant impact to the state as a result of the failure to maintain those functions.
    Adaptation refers to the process of adjustment to actual or expected climate and its effects, in order to moderate harm or exploit beneficial opportunities. Instead, mitigation refers to those interventions aimed to reduce emissions or enhance the sinks of greenhouse gases.
    RCP scenarios are time series projections of emissions and concentrations of the full suite of greenhouse gases (GHGs) and aerosols and chemically active gases, as well as land use/land cover. Instead, SSPs describe alternative socio-economic futures to complement the RCPs with varying socio-economic challenges to adaptation and mitigation. The combination of SSP-based socio-economic scenarios and RCP-based climate projections provides an integrative frame for climate impact and policy analysis.