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The latest round of negotiations of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Cancun established clear commitments on financing and implementing climate change adaptation. Disaster risk reduction was identified as central to this work.
Overall forest loss and degradation is costing the global economy between US$2 trillion and US$4.5 trillion a year in lost revenue. Wildland fires are affecting up to 350 million hectares of vegetated lands annually. Severe wildfires can result in very high economic losses in terms of livelihoods and assets, as was the case in 2010 in western Russia and Australia. Fire-induced vegetation degradation contributes to about 0.6 billion tons of permanent carbon transfer to the atmosphere. I/p>