The frequency and severity of extreme wildfires are on the rise in the United States, causing unprecedented disruption and increasingly challenging the country’s capacity to contain losses and damages.

What risk do forest fires pose to natural climate solutions and their viability on voluntary carbon markets? This working paper uses novel methods to assess the permanence of natural climate solutions across six case studies in Brazil, Indonesia and Peru.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of In Re: T N Godavarman Thirumulpad Vs Union of India & Others dated 17/05/2023 regarding forest fires in the state of Uttarakhand.

The present application has been filed with the following prayers:

1. Permit the state government to maintain fire lines in forest areas in forests of Uttarakhand even if it ordains felling of green trees

The Roadmap articulates a comprehensive set of policy solutions, establishing the architecture to better organize conversations among partners and policymakers. It also offers a starting point to consider the optimal approach and mix of policies required to advance desired wildfire resilience outcomes.

Maintaining habitats amidst a mosaic multiple-use landscape connecting the protected areas is important to maintain ecosystem balance as well as viable and genetically diverse populations.

Report filed by the Principal Secretary, Forest & Wildlife Department, Kerala on steps taken for forest fire protection.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of In re : News item published in Hindustan dated 21.04.2022 titled “Village in danger due to fire in forest” dated 29/04/2022.

The matter was taken up in light of captioned media report to the effect that forest fire has taken place in Champavat division in Uttarakhand, adversely affecting the environment and biodiversity and the life of inhabitants and animals in the area including Boom, Bhigrada, Devidura forest and Sakedna, Machiyad, Poorvi Tallapal Veloon which requires remedial action.

This study presents a micro-level assessment of forest fires by identifying the states most vulnerable to high-intensity forest fires and their district hotspots while taking climate change indicators into consideration. The study also investigates the impact of forest fires on local air pollution.

Climate change and land-use change are projected to make wildfires more frequent and intense, with a global increase of extreme fires of up to 14 per cent by 2030, 30 per cent by the end of 2050 and 50 per cent by the end of the century, according to a new report by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and GRID-Arendal.

Wildfires are burning more severely and more often, urban noise pollution is growing into a global public health menace, and phenological mismatches – disruptions in the timing of life-cycle stages in natural systems – are causing ecological consequences.