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Interventions to manage and reduce fire risk in the habitat-natural area interface (INTERMED)

Description:

INTERMED addresses the risk of fire in the areas of interface between expanding urban centres and the outdoors, also due to rural abandonment. The main purpose of INTERMED is to identify effective ways to reduce the vulnerability of these areas. For this purpose, the project has three parts: the identification and mapping of the fire risk for the interface areas, the vulnerability of buildings close to vegetation, and pilot actions to reduce the vulnerability of interface areas.

The INTERMED project will implement the following: high-resolution mapping of the fire risk interface areas, recommendations for the implementation of regulatory building landscape measures, integration of risk assessment tools in the REMOcRA platform, and risk reduction and self-protection standards and setup of the signs for evacuation routes and assembly areas. These results will benefit the authorities in charge of fire risk prevention and the residents and visitors of the areas affected by the pilot actions.

The project aims to promote climate change adaptation, risk prevention and management; specifically, to improve the ability of state institutions to jointly prevent and manage some of the fire risk arising from climate change.

Project information

Lead

Collectivité de Corse, Ajaccio, France

Partners

Université de Corse Pascal Paoli, Regione Liguria, University of Sassari, Associazione Nazionale Comuni Italiani Toscana, Unione dei Comuni della Versilia, Institut national de recherche en sciences et technologies pour l’environnement et l’agriculture

Source of funding

2014 - 2020 INTERREG V-A Italy - France (Maritime)

Published in Climate-ADAPT Mar 24 2020   -   Last Modified in Climate-ADAPT Dec 07 2021

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