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Integrated Fire Management and Estimating Fire Emissions Trainings Held in Chiang Mai

12 June 2015

Fires in Southeast Asia have negative impacts on biodiversity and climate, emitting CO2 and other greenhouse gases, while smoke and haze have health and economic impacts. In order to equip people and agencies with the knowledge and skills to better manage fires and to more accurately estimate historical emissions from fires, USAID LEAF conducted two trainings in January in Chiang Mai, Thailand for practitioners working on land and fire management issues.

The first training on Fire Management Planning used integrated fire management (IFM), a community-based fire management program that has yielded positive results around the globe, while the Estimating Fire Emissions workshop produced a manual on best practices as part of USAID LEAF’s Technical Guidance Series on Forest Monitoring.