Wood4Bauhaus Virtual Conference: REFOREST OUR PLANET, RETIMBER OUR CITIES
8 April 2021. Bringing together 1200 participants, including business, designers and civil society representatives, the Wood4Bauhaus Virtual Conference showcased the aesthetic beauty and sustainability of wood in construction.
Professor Hans-Joachim Schellnhuber of the Potsdam-Institute for Climate Impact Research in Germany delivered a powerful climate change message backing the use of more wood in the built environment. Speaking to his theme - “Reforest the planet, retimber the cities” - Prof Schellnhuber stated: “We need to create an alternative carbon sink and wood construction is the perfect answer. We can turn the timber into construction material in the built environment, recycle most of the wood [...] you have cascade utilisation and immediately replant the trees that you have taken away and even increase the forest area, then you have what I call the ‘Forestry-Construction Pump’
Mrs Ruth Reichstein of the European Commission made it clear that: “The President of the European Commission has become a huge fan of building in wood and is delighted to see the New European Bauhaus conversation growing every day..."
Read the full press release HERE