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Time to state the carbon case 24 February, 2021
As the European timber industry deals with the fallout from pandemic, it must continue to state wood’s case as a key material for decarbonising construction, writes European Woodworking Industries Confederation secretary-general Silvia Melegari
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Tech immerses customers in sustainable forestry
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 More than ever, the timber sector needs to communicate the benefits of sustainable forest management – Södra is doing it in virtual 3D, writes sales director Nigel Buckley-Ryan
Working to boost African tropical forest certification
Thursday, December 03, 2020 It’s time for new impetus for certification of tropical forests, and PEFC – with a diverse coalition of stakeholders – is making great strides towards this goal, writes PEFC International chairman Peter Latham OBE
Strict protection the way forward?
Thursday, December 03, 2020 The FSC sees sustainable management as key for preserving tropical forests and aims to increase the area under its certification scheme from 18 million to 50 million ha, says director-general Kim Carstensen
A question of confidence
Thursday, December 03, 2020 As I write this, England was preparing once again to go into another lockdown, albeit a shorter one.
Teaching Timber: Building Better
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 There’s growing realisation that construction has a key role to play in tackling the climate crisis and, within that context, of the need to teach building professionals about using timber, writes Tabitha Binding, university and regional engagement manager, TTF
Construction resilience in the era of Covid
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 The construction industry’s talents will always be needed, says Philip Pointon sustainability director at Pasquill
Backing the low carbon campaign
Thursday, August 13, 2020 Timber products have such a great story to tell.
Agility is key in the new norm
Wednesday, August 05, 2020 The ability to adapt rapidly to fast changing market conditions proved key for businesses at the height of the health crisis, and it will remain so in the post-pandemic new norm, writes Lathams Ltd managing director Andrew Wright
Choose Science Over Emotion
Wednesday, August 05, 2020 A science first, fact-based approach to the Fire Safety Bill is required, says Jeremy English, Södra
Indonesia appreciates legality assurance value
Friday, June 05, 2020 Indonesia’s decision not to drop obligatory export legality assurance is key to combating the illegal timber trade, writes TTF FLEGT communications executive Lucy Bedry

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