Policy

EU Deforestation Regulation
European timber industry calls for delay to EUDR
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The European timber industry is calling for a delay to the implementation of the EU Deforestation Regulation (EUDR) as systems and companies are not ready. In an open statement, signed by The European Confederation of Woodworking Industries (CEI-Bois), European Furniture Industries Confederation (EFIC), European Organisation of the Sawmill industry (EOS), European...
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BMRC Roadmap
BMRC Roadmap
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The Broader Market Recognition Coalition (BMRC) is formed of government, private sector, and civil society representatives from tropical countries whose mission is to achieve global recognition of national tropical sustainable forestry systems.
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Powerful new policy report shows path to net zero with timber
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Timber Development UK (TDUK) – the UK’s trade association for the timber supply chain – in collaboration with Waugh Thistleton Architects – have released a study on policies from across the globe which encourage the use of timber in construction. Timber Policy is a comparative study of policies, across six...
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cover of Timber Policy document
Timber Policy
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Countries across the world are embracing timber construction - and encouraging it in their national and regional policies. What can the UK learn from them? Read the inspiring case studies in this document to find out.
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Timber in construction roadmap
UK Government Sets Out Timber Expansion Plan
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The UK Government has given its clearest signal yet that it’s serious about decarbonising construction as it laid out its Timber in Construction Roadmap on Monday. The Timber in Construction Roadmap is a policy document that outlines how the UK Government intends to expand the safe use of timber in...
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Embodied Carbon
Industry welcomes commitment by UK Government to expanding use of timber in construction
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The UK Government has published its Timber Construction Policy Roadmap today which looks to boost the safe use of sustainable UK timber in construction and increase domestic wood supply. The policy roadmap is split into priority themes which look to identify both the opportunities and barriers to timber construction in...
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The Parliament of Westminster
Government announces new unit to clamp down on companies evading sanctions
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The Government has announced the creation of a new unit to crack down on companies dodging Russian sanctions. Companies who are found to be dodging strict trade sanctions, including those imposed since the war in Ukraine, will face tougher penalties. Industry and Economic Security Minister Nusrat Ghani announced the creation...
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birch plywood
Join the fight against illegal timber imports
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Timber Development UK (TDUK) has issued an urgent warning around the continued import of illegal Russian Birch Plywood and Siberian Larch products to the UK, and is calling on regulators to take action. Analysis by TDUK, using data obtained from UK HMRC, shows that conflict timber, including Birch Plywood, has...
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future for Timber
Painting a Picture of the future for Timber
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With low-carbon construction now a global issue, policy makers around the world are looking to encourage more timber construction. TDUK looks at how the UK is shaping up, and what needs to be done to affect real change. Timber bodies across the UK have been hard at work promoting the...
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Timber takes centre stage in House of Commons
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The APPG for the Timber Industries hosted its annual autumn parliamentary luncheon in the House of Commons on 22 November. Just hours before the Westminster Hall Roof and Lantern was crowned the winner in the Restoration and Reuse category at this year’s Wood Awards, industry figures and MPs had passed...
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