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Circumpolar Wildland Fire

Circumpolar Coordination on Wildfire Prevention, Preparedness and Response

Objective

Improve the coordinated response by Arctic States and Permanent Participants in response to catastrophic wildland fires in the Arctic region, and to promote the possibility of international cooperation and contracting of wildland fire resources across State boundaries, as well as coordinate trainings between relevant agencies so that emergency prevention, preparedness and response to wildland fire is effective and contemporary.

Activities

  • continue to map and evaluate current wildland fire interagency agreements between the Arctic States, and evaluate other such instruments and agreements for best practices
  • evaluate current and potential models for host nation support protocols
  • joint workshop with CAFF's Arctic Fire project

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Lead Working Groups
EPPR
Lead Arctic States & Permanent Participants
Gwich'in Council International
Start
2019
End
Ongoing
Status
On track

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