Timber Development UK supports Broader Market Recognition at COP27

Timber Development UK supports Broader Market Recognition at COP27
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At COP27 on Wednesday 16 November, TDUK presented as part of a high-level event at the Indonesian Pavilion, to support “Creating Incentives through Broader Market Recognition of National Systems”. As the private sector, TDUK advocates that good forest governance must be supported with strong market incentives, and the Broader Market...
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Embodied Carbon Bill stumbles at second reading
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Last Friday saw the second reading of the Carbon Emissions (Buildings) Bill, a Private Member’s Bill being sponsored by Jerome Mayhew, MP for Broadland and a member of the influential Environmental Audit Select Committee. This motion aimed to ensure that whole-life carbon emissions are reported upon construction and that legal...
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Good governance the key to reverse forest loss and degradation
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The 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference - COP27 took place in Egypt this month, marking another important milestone in our fight against climate change. COP27 seeks to accelerate global climate action through emissions reduction, scaled-up adaptation efforts and enhanced flows of appropriate finance. As we saw in Glasgow last...
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Timber’s future remains bright despite turbulent times
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More than 130 industry leaders came together yesterday to discuss the state of the timber trade at Timber Development’s UK’s (TDUK) Global Market Conference – in what is the most important event in the calendar year for timber suppliers. While speakers warned of stormy weather amidst gloomy economic projections for...
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Raise awareness of timber’s sustainability benefits
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More timber must be used in construction projects to help create a net-zero carbon construction supply chain, says a recent report from the Environmental Audit Committee. TDUK’s David Hopkins explains how timber merchants and the wider supply chain can unite to make this goal a reality. A new report from...
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Timber Development UK signs Anti-Greenwash Charter
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Timber Development UK (TDUK) has signed up to The Anti-Greenwash Charter as the next step in its sustainability journey. The Charter is sponsored by the Alliance for Sustainable Building Products (ASBP), and requires organisations to make a public declaration to uphold good standards of marketing practice, adopt a Green Claims...
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Call for evidence – The BEIS Net Zero Review
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Amidst the political chaos we have seen in the last few weeks, the new Conservative government under Liz Truss has outlined details for a review of net zero policies to ensure they are pro-growth and pro-business.  This review comes following increasing scepticism among Tory ranks about the cost of net...
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The road to net zero is paved with timber, explains TDUK’s Sustainability Director
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When you want to create a net zero carbon supply chain, sustainable timber has a lot of advantages.
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Building a better world through wood
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For more than a century, our built environment has been dominated by high carbon, energy hungry materials such as cement and steel. These materials were integral to a new wave of innovation, allowing a new generation of superstructures to rise to heights once limited to the likes of the Great...
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"Only one earth" - World Environment Day 2022
“Only one earth” – World Environment Day 2022
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"#OnlyOneEarth advocates for transformative environmental change on a global scale. The campaign shines a spotlight on climate action, nature action and pollution action while encouraging everyone, everywhere to live sustainably," World Environment Day.
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