The Role of Integrated Fire Management on Climate Change Adaptation for Ecosystem Services in Tropical and Subtropical Regions (FIRE-ADAPT) aims to address the full diversity of landscape fires and their different contexts by bringing together expertise from across the Mediterranean Basin and Latin America for the purpose of improving our understanding of the role of Integrated Fire Management (IFM) for wildfire prevention and for enhancing natural and cultural ecosystem services. This project is led by the Pau Costa Foundation through funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Staff Exchanges grant. Our participation in FIRE-ADAPT is possible thanks to funding from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) under the UK government’s Horizon Europe funding guarantee EP/X040054/1.
The project has six Study Hubs in the Mediterranean (Spain, France, Italy) and Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Argentina), to facilitate science-practitioner exchanges and to enhance collaborations and networking. The Cobra Collective will lead the Argentina Study Hub.
The ultimate intention of FIRE-ADAPT is to contribute to improving knowledge on what practices of IFM can enhance carbon abatement and nature-based solution potential, as well as wildfire risk mitigation, in culturally just and meaningful ways.
The project will run from January 2023 until December 2026.