Wildfires and Climate Master Class with Dr. Apostolos Voulgarakis, AXA Chair at the Technical University of Crete

An online event organized by the AXA Research Fund and AXA XL

Wildfire is one of the most poorly understood “players” in our Earth system. While not all fire is bad, there is a rapid increase in devastating wildfires worldwide. On the occasion of the launch of the AXA Chair in Wildfires and Climate at the Technical University of Crete, Dr. Apostolos Voulgarakis will present in a webinar the main challenges that science and society face regarding future wildfires. Throughout the talk, Dr. Voulgarakis will introduce you to how fires can shape our climate, emphasizing boreal and Arctic regions, where wildfires may have the ability to drastically impact Earth’s climate in the decades to come.

Program

Introduction

Dr. Ioana Dima-West, Senior Manager, Science & Natural Perils, AXA XL

Master class

Dr. Apostolos Voulgarakis, AXA Chair in Wildfires and Climate at the Technical University of Crete

Q&A

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