New challenges in an evolving context of forest risk
Changing climatic conditions, together with changes in land uses, might modify intensity, frequency and distribution of natural hazards. It can also promote the incorporation of new risk areas in unusual territories all across Europe (e.g. wildfires in northern Europe) or new hazards interactions such as wildfires affecting mountain forests, consequently, increasing avalanche risk. This changing context presents new risk management requirements and generates new needs for collaboration between countries and agencies.
Actions encouraging the sharing of knowledge and good practices between local/regional expertise about natural hazards, should improve Disaster Risk Reduction strategies, preparing the national Civil Protection systems to cope with the impact of climate change.