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Escalating Wildfires: Adaptation and mitigation strategies for communities & forests

October 26, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Join PICS and the British Consulate-General in Vancouver for this recorded public webinar discussing innovative wildfire research and nature-based solutions.

This event was held on October 26, 2021 in the lead up to the United Nations Climate Change conference (COP26) in Glasgow

Forests are one of our strongest assets in the fight against climate change but wildfires threaten to turn that asset into a liability by releasing huge quantities of carbon to the atmosphere. Investigators from PICS’ Wildfire & Carbon project and partners will explore how we arrived at our current wildfire predicament and discuss the complex risks that wildfires pose to human health, forests, and carbon dynamics.

Panelists will draw connections to highlight potential solutions to 1) adapt to the escalating threat of wildfires, 2) reduce wildfire emissions and 3) stabilize forest carbon stocks/sinks.

Panel discussion followed by Q&A.


October 26, 2021
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm