OECD COP26 Virtual Pavilion

Adapting to a changing climate in the management of wildfires in continental Europe

Oct 28, 2021 | 12:30 PM - 4:15 PM


Bringing together policy makers and representatives from the private sector, the event will shed light on wildfire risk in the context of a changing climate, outlining emerging policy and financial protection gaps in continental Europe. Different sessions will discuss how to align public policy to manage wildfires effectively, the role of financing and risk transfer mechanisms in wildfire resilience plans, as well as the role of technology and innovation to scale up wildfire prevention and management. High-level representatives from OECD countries will also share some best practices and insights on their ongoing policy efforts to adapt to growing wildfire risk. The symposium will offer an opportunity to highlight the ongoing OECD work on adapting to a changing climate in the management of wildfires. Please note that this event will not be streamed on the OECD COP26 Virtual Pavilion. Please copy-paste the following link to your browser to register for the event externally: https://go.guycarp.com/wildifre-2021 Agenda: 14:30 Introduction to agenda 14:35 Opening remarks 14:45 Wildfire and climate change: What is – or will be – the new normal in wildfires in Continental Europe? 15:00 Panel discussion: Aligning public policy to effectively manage wildfires 15:35 Panel discussion: Lessons learnt – The potential for natural resiliency measures to reduce wildfire risk 16:05 Break 16:20 Panel discussion: Innovations in wildfire mapping, detection and machine learning applications 17:00 Panel discussion: (Re)insurer perspectives - Effective risk transfer mechanisms for wildfire management 18:00 Closing address – Next steps: managing wildfire in the context of a changing climate 18:13 Closing comments

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