Clusters municipais de bioenergia: Um contributo para a prevenção de incêndios florestais

Translated title of the contribution: Municipal clusters of bioenergy: A contribution to forest fire prevention

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After the shock that Portugal suffered with the forest fires at Pedrogão Grande (2017), inspiring critical reflections on the role and social responsibility of Geography is especially relevant to develop an adequate response framework for the protection of life, goods and natural resources. This article reflects on a cause -effect -solution relationship to be established for the prevention of forest fires that articulates the geography of energy with municipal planning. It is a critical reflection on the strategic role of the Municipal Master Plan and the possible contributions that the utilization and valorization of the forest biomass can make, with the view to developing municipal bioenergy clusters. Here, cleaning and collecting forest waste for the production of renewable energy emerge as an opportunity to link energy, forest and economic benefits toward an effective fire risk prevention led by municipal decision making.

Translated title of the contributionMunicipal clusters of bioenergy: A contribution to forest fire prevention
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)39-52
Number of pages14
JournalFinisterra: Revista Portuguesa de Geografia
Issue number108
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018


  • Bioenergy
  • Fire prevention
  • Forest biomass
  • MMP
  • Municipal clusters
  • Municipal Master Plan
  • Biomassa florestal
  • prevenção de incêndios
  • bioenergia
  • clusters municipais
  • Plano Diretor Municipal
  • PDM


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