Arctic Wildland Fire Sharing Concept
Wildfires are increasing in frequency, severity, and area across the Arctic, bringing challenges as well as opportunities and requiring greater collaboration, knowledge sharing, and partnership. Gwich’in Council International (GCI) is leading two projects to advance work on wildland fires at the Arctic Council, in the CAFF and EPPR Arctic Council Working Groups. There are other Arctic Council Working Groups and Expert Groups with projects or activities related to fire in the Arctic, as well as non-Arctic Council projects focusing on fire with an Arctic scope. EPPR and CAFF organized a Sharing Circle on 17-18 November 2021 where projects and people can learn about work in progress.