English   español  
Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10261/94744
Share/Impact:
Statistics
logo share SHARE logo core CORE   Add this article to your Mendeley library MendeleyBASE

Visualizar otros formatos: MARC | Dublin Core | RDF | ORE | MODS | METS | DIDL
Exportar a otros formatos:
Title

Comparative analysis of policies to deal with wildfire risk

AuthorsCarreiras, M.; Ferreira, A. J. D.; Valente, S.; Fleskens, Luuk; González-Pelayo, Óscar ; Rubio, José Luis ; Stoof, C. R.; Coelho, C. O. A.; Ferreira, C. S. S.; Ritsema, Coen
KeywordsPortugal
Spain
Legislation
Policies
Strategies
Forest fires
Issue Date21-Jan-2014
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons
CitationLand Degradation and Development 25(1): 92-03 (2014)
AbstractFires are the main driver of land degradation in forest areas in Mediterranean sub-humid regions and are likely to increase as a result of climate and other global changes. To prevent deleterious processes induced by fire, several policies and strategies have been implemented at national and regional scales. We perform a comparative study of policies and strategies of Portuguese and Spanish (Comunitat Valenciana) cases in order to assess the differences between them and identify their roles in forest fire prevention and in combating and mitigating impacts. To this end, we analyse the sustainability objectives stated in the legislation of each country to identify the strategies used to deal with forest fires and the extent to which they are integrated to achieve the sustainability objectives they pursue. The comparative analysis includes an assessment of sustainability, evaluated by the explicitness of the objectives, and identification of how the lines of action contribute to reach these objectives. We found different levels of complexity and that the adoption or rejection of some of the techniques is closely related to the tradition and the experience of local communities. This analysis highlights the importance of local characteristics and the stakeholders, involvement in designing effective strategies to reduce fire risk. © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Publisher version (URL)https://doi.org/10.1002/ldr.2271
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/10261/94744
DOI10.1002/ldr.2271
ISSN1085-3278
Appears in Collections:(CIDE) Artículos
Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
accesoRestringido.pdf15,38 kBAdobe PDFThumbnail
View/Open
Show full item record
Review this work
 

Related articles:


WARNING: Items in Digital.CSIC are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.