Forests on Fire: Special Report
Forests on Fire
There is no silver bullet to this crisis. And yet witnessing these destructive stories even from afar has made many aware of the bigger picture: that forests are critical to the livelihoods of hundreds of millions of people and in the battle against climate change.
It is important to address the underlying factors that have caused these massive fires and to apply an integrated fire management that includes preventative measures, so that future wildfires are monitored and prevented early. This calls for sustainable forestry and including forests into climate change policies and economic development plans.