Forest Protection Working Paper FFM/03


 

Legal Frameworks for Forest Fire Management: International Agreements and National Legislation

Follow-up Report to FAO/ITTO International Expert Meeting on
Forest Fire Management, March 2001




Based on the work of
Fernando Fernández Arriaga
and
Frédéric St-Martin
Francesca Raimondi
Legal Consultants

And

Tom Frey
Ricardo Vélez- Muñóz
Fire Management Specialists





November 2005


Disclaimer

The Forest Protection Working Papers report on issues addressed in the work programme of FAO. These working papers do not reflect any official position of FAO. Please refer to the FAO website (www.fao.org/forestry) for official information.

The purpose of these papers is to provide early information on on-going activities and programmes, and to stimulate discussion.

Comments and feedback are welcome.

For further information please contact:
Mr. Petteri Vuorinen, Forestry Officer (Forest Fire Management)
Mr. Peter Holmgren, Chief
Forest Resources Development Service
Forest Resources Division, Forestry Department
FAO
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
I-00100 Rome, Italy
e-mail: petteri.vuorinen@fao.org
             peter.holmgren@fao.org

or: FAO Publications and Information Coordinator:
andrea.perlis@fao.org

 

For quotation:
FAO (2004). Legal Frameworks for Forest Fire Management: International Agreements and National Legislation.Follow-up Report to FAO/ITTO International Expert Meeting on Forest Fire Management, March 2001. Forest Protection Working Papers, Working Paper FFM/3/E. Forest Resources Development Service, Forest Resources Division. FAO, Rome (unpublished).

 

© FAO 2005


Contents


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1. INTRODUCTION

2. ACTIVITIES

3. OUTCOMES

3.1 International Agreements
3.1.1 Emergency Response Agreements
3.1.2 Other Agreements
3.1.3 Outline for Developing Agreements

3.2 National Legislation
3.2.1 Legislation specific to forest fires
3.2.2 Forestry-related legislation covering forest fires

4. RECOMMENDATIONS

ANNEXES
1. Summaries of the emergency international agreements
2. Outline for developing international agreements
3. Legislation specific to forest fires
4. Forestry-related legislation covering forest fires

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