Wood – Building the Bioeconomy

Wood – Building the Bioeconomy

Date Published

21 September 2021

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Throughout human history, wood has provided us with a diverse, versatile, durable and renewable manufacturing and construction material. Today it is potentially more valuable still. Its use in a bioeconomic development strategy can help reduce, even reverse adverse climate and wider environmental impacts of modern human activity.

Key Information

Throughout this resource the following topics will be explored:

  1. Dawn of the wood age
  2. Climate, carbon and wood
  3. Wood at the root of a bioeconomy
  4. A sustainable, circular future in wood
  5. Europe’s forests – a growing resource
  6. Wood leads life cycle comparisons
  7. Decarbonising construction
  8. The EU wood industry – engine of growth and development