This fall an international group of scientists, practitioners, students, donors, film-makers, policy makers and diplomats gathered in Nairobi for the annual Forest and Livelihoods meeting – known as FLARE.
The meeting is one of the largest of its kind and sees many minds coming together to better understand the intersection of forests and livelihoods in order to advance more equitable and more effective forest governance. Although the FLARE conference is aptly named for coverage of the increasingly complex issue of tropical fire, just one of the 24 parallel sessions focussed on the fire topic. The session called: Tropical Fire: connecting actors, disciplines and tools to move towards governance with justice was organized and chaired by Dr Rachel Carmenta from the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and the School of Global Development at the University of East Anglia. Dr Carmenta has been working on the social equity dimensions of tropical fire governance for over 15 years, living in Indonesia and the Brazilian Amazon for 9 of those.
Download the full brief about the FLARE conference or read below:Briefing note_Rachel C