Description: In a time when incidence and impacts of wildfires seem to increase due to climate change, demographic changes and management practices amongst others, in the organization of the 6th International Wildland Fire Conference is more than needed. After previous editions in Boston (1989), Vancouver (1997), Sydney (2007) and Sun City (2011) the next Conference will take place in Pyeong Chang, Korea from 12 to 16 October 2015. The Conference provides a global platform for all stakeholders in forest and other vegetation fire management and bring together as well the help the regional networks on fire management. The theme of the Conference is: Fire of the past, Fire of the future. The event will be organized by the Korea Forest Service, under the auspices and support of FAO and UNISDR and with support from ITTO, the Global Fire Monitoring Centre, the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Spain and South Africa.
Description: The 2015 Global Landscapes Forum is confirmed to take place during the mid-weekend of UNFCCC COP21, from 5-6 December. Convened at the Parais de Congres in Paris, the Forum offers broad opportunities for engagement. Individuals and organizations iactive in land use research, management or related sectors such as agriculture, forestry, energy and water are invited to contribute to the Forum. Details on Forum topics and 2015 focus areas will be announced in the coming months.