Nearly 900,000 hectares of land burnt in 2022, according to the recent Joint Research Centre report on Forest Fires in Europe, Middle East and North Africa 2022, a significant increase compared to 2021.

Europe needs a change of paradigm to better deal with wildfires. Euromontana organised a policy debate at the European Parliament on 24 October as part of the FIRE-RES research project.

Afforestation of mountain areas can be counterproductive for the conservation of habitats and species recently pointed out the European Commission in

2022 is a record year in Europe, according to the European State of the Climate report published today by the EU Copernicus Climate Change Service. The summer of 2022 has been the warmest on record in Europe, and the effects of drought and wildfires are already being felt this spring.

FIRE-RES partners and its Advisory Board gathered in Wageningen from 28th to 30th November 2022 for a productive annual project meeting and the first General Assembly, hosted by Wageningen University and Research. One year after the project´s kick-off, partners had the opportunity to present and reflect on progress and achievements.