Greenhouse gas emissions risk management in forest fires.
Gestión del riesgo de emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero en incendios forestales.
Gestion des risques liés aux émissions de gaz à effet lors des incendies de forêt.
Gestão do risco de emissões de gases com efeito de estufa em incêndios florestais.
The different components of the forest systems, in particular the plants of the different vegetal strata and the soil, can fix significant amounts of carbon through different processes. However, after a forest fire, the ecosystem releases the carbon previously fixed from the atmosphere.
REMAS (2019-2022) is an Interreg Sudoe project that provides solutions based on scientific analysis to identify critical areas with a higher risk of emissions in order to focus the prevention, management, extinction and restoration efforts.
REMAS is working on transfering its knowledge to other competent authorities in risk prevention and management and to forest owners through technical training.
REMAS will capitalise its results in medium-long-term strategies of the EU and each country of the consortium in terms of adaptation to climate change, forests and carbon management, integrated into regional strategies to improve governance in the planning and management of the renewable natural resources.
The REMAS project comes under Axis 4 «Combating climate change», Objective 5b1 «Improving the coordination and effectiveness of instruments for prevention, disaster management and rehabilitation of disaster areas» and receives ERDF support of €1.35 million.
This has been the REMAS timeline:
The REMAS project is co-financed by the Interreg Sudoe Programme through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)