Coordination of the Global Wildland Fire Network:

UN-ISDR Wildland Fire Advisory Group and Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC)


 

In accordance with the decision of the Inter-Agency Task Force for Disaster Reduction (IATF/DR), UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN-ISDR), the Wildland Fire Advisory Group (WFAG) and the Global Wildland Fire Network (GWFN) were created in 2004 under the auspices of the ISDR. The WFAG represents an advisory body to the UN system aimed at providing technical, scientific and policy-supporting advice to the UN family through the ISDR and the IATF/DR, and acting as a liaison between the United Nations system, the Global Wildland Fire Network and its supporting partners.

 

The Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC) is mandated to serve as convener and secretariat of the WFAG and GWFN.

 

On 3-4 December 2004 the first meeting of the WFAG and GWFN was convened at the GFMC (Freiburg, Germany).

 

 

GFMC Contact Address:

The Global Fire Monitoring Center (GFMC)
Fire Ecology Research Group
Max Planck Institute for Chemistry
c/o Freiburg University
Georges-Koehler-Allee 75
D - 79110 Freiburg
GERMANY

Tel:      +49-761-808011
Fax:     +49-761-808012

e-mail:            fire@fire.uni-freiburg.de


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