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Thank you for the glulam 24 August, 2022
The demountable Abba Arena in London is a masterpiece of hybrid engineered timber and steel construction and a building for our increasingly over-heated times, writes TTJ consultant editor Mike Jeffree
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Figuring out the new normal
Wednesday, August 24, 2022 Today’s combination of supply, price and cost issues facing the European timber sector is unprecedented. The solution, after 20 years of price stagnation, must be market appreciation of the true value of wood, writes Jean-François Guilbert, managing director of France’s international marketing organisation French Timber
Resilience in the face of swings in trading dynamics
Wednesday, August 24, 2022 These days we seem to be beset by extremes all round – temperature, conflicts, inflation and big swings in trading dynamics.
Fog of war obscures outlook
Friday, June 10, 2022 Prospects for the softwood market have never been more difficult to read, writes Sampsa Auvinen, chairman of the board of the Confederation of the European Woodworking Industries (CEI Bois) and board professional
Species diversity key for climate resilience
Friday, June 10, 2022 We must widen our timber diet to ensure future supply, writes Dan Ridley-Ellis, head of the Centre for Wood Science and Technology at Edinburgh Napier University
SVLK Sustainability Credentials Stressed
Friday, April 08, 2022 Indonesia’s development and rebrand of its timber legality assurance system is seen as potentially adding value to FLEGT, writes consultant editor Mike Jeffree
The Bumpy Road to Net Zero
Friday, April 08, 2022 The UK panel industry is in the forefront of decarbonisation, but still faces challenges ahead, writes Wood Panel Industries Federation director-general Alastair Kerr
Trade supply relationships more important than ever after Ukraine conflict threatens stability
Tuesday, March 22, 2022 No sooner had Covid-19 restrictions dropped then war breaks out in eastern Europe.
Festival of hope
Thursday, January 27, 2022 The World of Wood Festival showcased how developing timber’s market potential can contribute to forest maintenance and climate change mitigation, reports Timber Trade Federation FLEGT communications executive Lucy Bedry
COP26 could have done better
Thursday, January 27, 2022 New initiatives were announced at COP26, but some didn’t live up to the fanfare, according to Chiara Vitali, forest governance campaigner at forests and rights NGO, Fern
Global forests need global governance
Friday, December 10, 2021 Timber Trade Federation chief executive David Hopkins explains why legal governance of forests and forest supply chains must be a priority

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