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Indicator

Forest fires

Description

  • Fire risk depends on many factors, including climatic conditions, vegetation, forest management practices and other socio-economic factors.
  • The burnt area in the Mediterranean region increased from 1980 to 2000; it has decreased thereafter.
  • In a warmer climate, more severe fire weather and, as a consequence, an expansion of the fire-prone area and longer fire seasons are projected across Europe. The impact of fire events is particularly strong in southern Europe.

Reference information

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Source:
EEA

Keywords

CLIM035, fire season, temperature

Climate impacts

Droughts, Extreme Temperatures

Elements

Observations and Scenarios, Adaptation Plans and Strategies

Sectors

Disaster Risk Reduction, Forestry

Geographic characterization

Europe

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