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Global Fire Monitoring Centre (GFMC)



Established in 1998, it is a subdivision of the Biogeochemistry Department of the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry and United Nation University (UNU) Associate Institute, located at Freiburg University (Germany). As a global facility for vegetation fire monitoring, documentation and analysis, GFMC is providing scientific and technical advice to governments, regional entities and international organizations, notably the UN, for the development of policies and strategies to reduce the negative impacts of fire on the environment and humanity. GFMC is serving as Secretariat of the UNISDR Wildland Fire Advisory Group and the Global Wildland Fire Network (GWFN). GWFN is a Thematic Platform under the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction.

Further information

Global Wildland Fire Network

Regional focus All regions
Sector Science, assessment, monitoring and early warning
Terrestrial ecosystems
Adaptation delivery activity Capacity building
Communications and awareness-raising
Disaster risk reduction
Early warning systems
Knowledge management
NWP work area Adaptation planning and practices
Climate modelling, scenarios and downscaling
Data and observations
Technologies for adaptation
Climate hazards Wildfires
Operational scale Global

Organizations, institutions and private sector companies at all levels and in a wide range of sectors can become engaged with the NWP by becoming a partner and making Action Pledges. Information about how organizations can become engaged with work on adaptation under the NWP can be found here.