Preliminary Results of the International Fire Management Initiative

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  • DATE / TIME:
    2015•06•03    18:30 - 20:00

    On 3 June 2015 the UNU Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) will organize a side event at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Bonn Climate Change Conference, to present outcomes from the International Savanna Fire Management Initiative, a UNU-IAS project testing how Northern Australia’s experience of savanna burning projects can be used in other counties.

    The event, Preliminary Results of the International Savanna Fire Management Initiative, will involve a range of partners involved in development and implementation of the project, and will provide an opportunity for other countries to seek input and share information about their own fire management contexts, as well as to become involved in the project. A summary report will be presented, sharing preliminary draft outcomes of the project.

    The side event will address:

    1. Lessons from the Australian experience of using traditional fire management for emissions reductions, biodiversity and community livelihoods;
    2. The feasibility of using this technology in other fire dependent landscapes around the world; and
    3. Challenges, opportunities, and next steps, and how other countries can get involved

    The event will be co-organized with the Government of Australia and Natural Justice.

    International Savanna Fire Management Initiative

    This initiative, a UNU-IAS project funded by the Australian Government, draws from the successful Australian experience of methodology-based, community-led savanna fire management that, through the sale of carbon credits generated, has created income for remote indigenous communities, reduced emissions and protected biodiversity in the tropical north of Australia.

    The initiative has been building an evidence base that will enhance understanding of the feasibility of similar community-led savanna fire management approaches in other fire-prone savanna regions of the world, and in so doing aims to empower local communities and governments to identify and pursue savanna fire management opportunities.


  • Room Bonn I (45)

    World Conference Center Bonn

    Platz der Vereinten Nationen 2

    53113 Bonn