To explore the possibilities of wood, Metsä Wood is planning how famous architectural designs could be constructed out of wood. Based on feedback from customers and partners, the Colosseum in Rome was chosen as the first Plan B case. Architect Antti Laiho from Helin & Co. Architects was commissioned to plan a modern version of the […]
How much carbon is stored in a tree? How does that translate into cut timber and wood products? And how much carbon can be ‘banked’ by using timber for building houses in the UK? These questions have been raised and answered in a set of short animated films and set of Case Study images created […]
GTF Director John Hackett speaks about the significance of the GTF for the Australian wood industry. He underlines the importance of collaborative action and global cooperation on issues such as promoting the environmental virtues of timber products, sustainable forestry and legality as well as new applications for wood products, such as high-rise buildings, for example.
CEI-Bois shows that using wood offers a simple way to reduce the CO2 emissions that are the main cause of climate change, through the carbon sink effect of the forests, the carbon storage effect of wood products and the substitution for carbon-intensive materials. At the same time it puts the industry’s economic contribution in context.
Rachel Butler, Executive Director of the Global Timber Forum, speaks about the priorities of the new international timber sector networking and communications platform. The GTF’s key role will be to support the industry voice at a policy level and to provide technical support to meet international requirements.
Cindy Squires, Executive Director of the International Wood Products Association and GTF Chair, asserts that the private sector, or “people on the ground”, need to be informed and included in discussions on timber legality and sustainability. They also need to be aware of the laws in the countries they work with, she explains – and […]