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Not letting the FLEGT conversation flag 26 April, 2021
The TTF has big ambitions for its campaign to communicate the FLEGT timber legality assurance initiative, with COP26 a key focus, says FLEGT communications executive Lucy Bedry
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A clear case for treatment clarity
Monday, April 26, 2021 The industry must get behind the TTF’s efforts to clear the fog around correct specification of treated softwood, says Keith Fryer of Fort Builders’ Merchant
Industry consolidation here to stay
Monday, April 26, 2021 Consolidation in the UK timber sector has been gathering pace in recent years and as we officially enter spring, it seems to have gone up a notch.
Greenpeace certification report covets headlines not consensus
Friday, March 19, 2021 It must be a burden being part of Greenpeace, being so ineffably right all the time, when everyone else is so unmitigatedly wrong.
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
Time to state the carbon case
Wednesday, February 24, 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
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

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