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Wood4Bauhaus Alliance welcomes the European Parliament’s Report on the New European Bauhaus

14.09.2022

Wood4Bauhaus Alliance welcomes the European Parliament’s Report on the New European Bauhaus

14.09.22 Wood4Bauhaus Alliance Press Release.

Today’s adoption by the European Parliament of their Report on the New European Bauhaus is a welcome move. The Report is the work of the ITRE and CULT committees via the rapporteurs Christian Ehler MEP and Marcos Ros Sempere MEP. The Wood4Bauhaus Alliance is especially pleased with paragraph 22 on page 12 which reads: “Stresses the importance of transforming, upgrading and retrofitting the existing building stock, including poorly planned and constructed buildings erected by totalitarian regimes, of applying nature-based solutions such as wood and of reducing waste and increasing durability, re-usability and circularity in the built environment; insists that this should include favouring renovation and adaptive re-use over demolition and new builds, as appropriate, removing barriers related to the handling and transport of waste as well as raising people’s awareness about embodied and stored carbon in materials to enable them to make informed choices”.

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