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Indicator

Forest fires

Description

  • Fire risk depends on many factors, including climatic conditions, vegetation (e.g. fuel load and condition), forest management practices and other socio-economic factors.
  • The number of fires in the Mediterranean region has increased over the period from 1980 to 2000; it has decreased thereafter.
  • In a warmer climate, more severe fire weather and an expansion of the fire-prone area and longer fire seasons, as a consequence, are projected, but with considerable regional variation.
  • The impact of fire events is particularly strong in southern Europe on already degraded ecosystems.

Reference information

Websites:
Source:
EEA - Climate change, impacts and vulnerability in Europe 2012 report

Keywords

CLIM035, fire season, temperature

Climate impacts

Droughts, Extreme Temperatures

Elements

Observations and Scenarios

Sectors

Disaster Risk Reduction, Forestry

Geographic characterization

Europe

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