Fire in Tropical Ecosystems; Supporting fire management with a focus on the dry tropics: mainstreaming fire into landscape decisions and NDCs

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Countries like India, China or Indonesia are seeing an increase in fire activity due to increasing population pressure, increases in crop residue burning and the existence of vast areas of prior degraded land. In spite of the complex interaction of climate, vegetation, humans, and landscape histories, it is pivotal to understand which regions in the tropics are expected to be more affected by fire in the next decades. This will help us program in advance those areas that would require increased support for capacity training, management planning and policy reinforcement, to minimize human risks, guarantee the protection of their current ecosystem services (carbon, biodiversity, water, air cleaning, food), and veil for the protection of existing human investments (plantations, agro-commodities, infrastructures).

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