Wildfires that take lives, destroy ecosystems, and damage vast swathes of property and land have once again come to Europe's Mediterranean edge in the summer of 2018. In 2017, hundreds of fires broke out on the French holiday island of Corsica, and while many are started by human error or malice, experts fear the situation is likely to keep repeating itself as climate change heats up Europe's south.
In this special programme, our team travels to Corsica to find out how residents are working to reduce the risk of blazes and why local politicians want to see a pan-Euro-Mediterranean firefighting force to share resources and expertise.
Corsican Private Forest Council
President, Corsica Executive Council
Former MEP, Femu a Corsica party