The United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) released a report on February 23, 2022, citing cites evidence of an increase of 50% in wildfires correlated to climate change.
- USD 71.1 billion to 347.8 billion in 2016 is the annual cost of wildfires to the US economy with just 0.2% spent on prevention and planning
- Wildfire frequency and intensity correlated to the RCP pathway
- Spending on risk mitigation was found to significantly reduce the economic costs wildfires incur
The report can be read here.