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Seeing the wood from the trees 25 February, 2020
With the increasing focus on construction products and building regulations it will be those manufacturers who provide strong performance and certification information who will benefit says Lee Jones, head of manufacturer services, NBS
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Climate change debate intensifies
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 Climate change is ratcheting up the agenda and we’re hearing more talk about it from ordinary traders now.
New Year predictions
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 A new decade is here. Can you believe it is 20 years since the Millennium?
Catching the green deal wave
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 European woodworking industries must work together to support and capitalise on development of a new low environmental impact economic model, says Patrizio Antonicoli, secretary-general of the European Woodworking Industries Confederation – CEI Bois
Clock is ticking for tropical forest sustainability
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 The Fair&Precious campaign commits business to support sustainable tropical timber sourcing and communicates the multiple benefits of sustainable forest management, says Benoît Jobbé-Duval, managing director of the International Tropical Timber Technical Association (ATIBT)
General Election: forget Brexit, get Britain building!
Thursday, December 19, 2019 TTF managing director David Hopkins says politicians should unite around the need to solve the housing crisis
Different pathways - same destination
Thursday, December 19, 2019 The 2019 Sustainable Tropical Timber Coalition saw varying views expressed on the route to tropical timber sustainability, but agreement on the importance of getting there, reports Nienke Sleurink, programme manager at Netherlandsbased IDH-The Sustainable Trade Initiative
Christmas cards – going out of fashion
Thursday, December 19, 2019 This month we’re indulging a bit by using this December issue front cover as a giant Christmas card to all our readers in the UK and across the world.
Levelling the EUTR playing field a priority
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 Only with uniform enforcement and due diligence support for importers can the EUTR keep illegal timber off the EU market, says Indra Van Gisbergen, forest and development campaigner at NGO, Fern
Tackling market and climate change
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 The International Softwood Conference shone a spotlight not just on trade trends, but also the industry’s urgent need to rise to environmental challenges, says TTF president Charles Hopping
Get ready for voting!
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 I don’t know if you are one of those people who look forward to a UK General Election.

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