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This opinion essay was originally published on the EFI blog. A globalized crisis We have to pinch ourselves to make sure it is not just a bad dream: the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic crisis has turned the world upside...
This post was originally thought to be a wrap-up of the SIMRA project, and summary of what we lived in our SIMRA Final Conference held last February in Brussels. Whereas I will try to stick to this aim, the context in which I am now writing inevitably...
Forests are an essential part of the terrestrial ecosystem. They are indispensable to ensure the balance of ecosystems and to combat climate change. Social Forest is dedicated to caring for forests through sustainable forestry. We cooperate with companies and organizations that are ready to take on their...
World Wildlife Fund (WWF) has declared 2020 as a “super year” for nature. For many reasons, it needs to be. As the climate crisis intensifies, its impacts are impossible to ignore. Global biodiversity loss, extreme weather events, blazing wildfires: all add urgency to the warnings that...
Social innovation is everywhere. A search in Google lands 1,320 million hits. Google Scholar finds 3,700,000 resources, and if we look it up in Google Trends, we’ll see that the interest has grown since 2004. In my case, the...
Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas (SIMRA) is a European project focused on research and innovation actions. FORECO, one of the 26 partners in the project, is in charge of one of its most stimulating tasks: to collect the accumulated knowledge from research and turn it into...
Fire starts with a spark. Once ignited it can flourish, fed and spread by fuel and oxygen, the flames and smoke fanned great distances by the wind. In dry, fire-prone climates, in the midst of the climate crisis, in can seem unbounded. The threat of uncontrolled megafires...
In preparation for our upcoming conference, “Resilient landscapes to face catastrophic forest fires: global insights towards a new paradigm”, we have selected ten pieces of academic literature to highlight in a series of two articles. You can read the first article in the series here.
There is no shortage of literature on forest fires. A simple search in Scopus yields well over 29,000 results – and steadily rising. Not to mention the many thousands of news articles, opinion pieces, and blog posts that flood the internet, especially in a time facing increasingly frequent...
Uncontrolled, extreme forest fires can have a devastating impact on the ecosystems where they occur: one of the most visible of these consequences is the destruction of landscapes. Forest loss due to fire incidents is often lamented – as clearly seen in the case of recent fires...