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North American panel producers join together in Climate Positive Now initiative
22 November, 2021
North American wood-based panels and surfacing producers are joining together under the Climate Positive Now banner to promote the sustainability benefits of decorative wood panels.
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UK Prime Minister visits London builders merchant
Thursday, November 18, 2021 UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson saw first-hand the crucial role builders’ merchants play in the national economy, with a fact-finding visit to Travis Perkins in his constituency of Uxbridge and South Ruislip.
Stora Enso hosts COP26 embodied carbon discussion
Monday, November 15, 2021 Leading forest products manufacturer Stora Enso joined industry calls at COP26 for action from government and business to address embodied emissions in construction.
New TDUK technical paper focuses on embodied carbon
Friday, November 12, 2021 As the world’s focus was brought firmly onto the carbon issue at COP26 in Glasgow, Timber Development UK (TDUK) is bringing clarity to how to account for embodied carbon in timber construction with a newly released technical paper.
Lathams moves to address lack of carbon understanding in industry
Friday, November 05, 2021 UK timber products distributor James Latham has launched a new carbon initiative which gives its wood products a combined score based on carbon footprint and “locked in” carbon.
Forestry Commission act on new tree disease found in Cornwall
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 Woodland managers, landowners, the forest industry and tree nurseries are being urged to remain vigilant after the Forestry Commission (FC) and Forest Research (FR) identified the tree pathogen Phytophthora pluvialis in a woodland in Cornwall.
US and Vietnam reach agreement on addressing illegal wood
Tuesday, October 05, 2021 The US has decided against taking trade action against Vietnam after investigating illegal harvesting and trade of illegal timber in the country.
TTF’s David Hopkins talks timber supply on BBC News
Monday, August 09, 2021 Timber Trade Federation CEO David Hopkins has appeared on the BBC TV 6pm news to talk about current timber supply issues affecting the UK.
Indonesian ambassador visits UK timber companies
Monday, July 19, 2021 In a bid to encourage UK timber importers to increase their purchase of legal and sustainable timber from Indonesia, a delegation from the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia has visited a number of manufacturers across the country.
The New European Bauhaus: wood sector sets out its stall
Monday, March 22, 2021 A top adviser to the EU Commission president will give a keynote address at the virtual wood4bauhaus conference on April 8.
Interface becomes first employee-owned UK certification body
Sunday, January 17, 2021 Interface NRM Ltd has become the first certification body in the UK providing FSC, PEFC and ISO certification to become employee-owned.
Webinar introduces open access global trade data sources
Friday, October 16, 2020 The FLEGT Independent Market Monitor (IMM) is holding a webinar from 9am-10.30am on Tuesday October 20 to introduce two new, innovative and freely accessible online sources of trade data - the IMM's own Data Dashboard and the Sustainable Timber Information Exchange (STIX).
Soil Association welcomes UK proposals on illegal deforestation
Monday, September 14, 2020 Soil Association Certification Forestry has welcomed UK government proposals to ensure supply lines are free from illegal deforestation.
Industry-wide Wood CO2ts less marketing campaign launched
Monday, July 13, 2020 An industry-wide campaign - Wood CO2ts less - has launched to encourage greater use of wood.
Indonesians withdraw export legality licensing requirement
Friday, March 27, 2020 In a shock move, the Indonesian Ministry of Trade is pushing through a new regulation withdrawing the obligation on timber and wood products companies to provide legality assurance documentation with exports.
New report urges Government to increase use of timber construction
Friday, November 08, 2019 The Government has been urged to implement the recommendations of the Climate Change Committee by increasing the use of timber in construction.
Waugh Thistleton selected for key EU wood construction project
Friday, October 18, 2019 Waugh Thistleton Architects has been selected as the UK partner in a consortium receiving significant EU innovation funding to explore ways of increasing the use of wood in construction, a key step toward combatting climate change.
UK timber football stadium plan kicked into touch by council
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 Plans to build the first UK football stadium out of wood have been rejected by councillors.
Timber “perfectly placed” to benefit from growing wellness economy, conference hears
Thursday, February 14, 2019 TTJ’s Wood and Wellness conference, which took place at the Hilton London Tower Bridge Hotel on February 13 heard that the wood sector is perfectly placed to potentially benefit from the growing global wellbeing economy.
Wood and Wellness conference prepares to kick off
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 The Wood and Wellness conference takes place in central London on Wednesday February 13, with top architects Alex de Rijke, Oliver Heath and DaeWha Kang sharing their experience of using wood as part of projects to foster health and well-being.

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