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Swedish forestry sector's climate contribution


LULUCF workshop, 25 September, Session 2 (The end)


LULUCF workshop, 25 September 2018, Session 1, part 2


LULUCF workshop, 25 September 2018, Session 1


LULUCF workshop, 25 September 2018, opening


L'état de l'Union en 2018: L'heure de la souveraineté européenne. Le président de la Commission européenne, Jean-Claude Juncker, a prononcé devant les membres du Parlement européen à Strasbourg,son discours sur l'état de l'Union en 2018 qui présente


The Sustainable Development Goals need forests. Using forests sustainably can help us make the economy greener as wood is 100% renewable and wood products have a smaller ecological footprint than alternatives


Video Message: EU Commissioner for the Environment and Maritime Affairs, Karmenu Vella


Timber traceability: new milestone set by Schweighofer Group


Schweighofer Prize - Main Prize 2017


The Brexit negotiation process explained by the EU Coucil


Red lines on Brexit negotiations by the EU Parliament


Deux tours en bois dans le ciel de Bordeaux - Wooden Skyscraper in Bordeaux


The role of sawmills in the circular economy


Learn how the EU Parliament Committee works...


Forests in the ECE Region: Trends and Challenges in Achieving the Global Objectives on Forests


Spring 2016 Economic Forecast: Staying the course amid high risks


More heat with less wood: UNECE official video


2016 International Day of Forests


ECOINFLOW: Reducing the annual energy use in the European sawmills industry sector


Forestry Kupres 2016: Summary of events on the first day


Forestry Kupres 2016 Conference


Closing the loop: the EU Commission adopts the new Circular Economy Package


Michael Green: why we should build wooden skyscrapers


Building a skyscraper? Forget about steel and concrete, says architect Michael Green, and build it out of … wood. As he details in this intriguing talk, it's not only possible to build safe wooden structures up to 30 stories tall (and, he hopes, higher), it's necessary. 

The Tree Story


How much carbon is stored in a tree? How does that translate into cut timber and wood products? And how much carbon can be ‘banked’ by using timber for building houses in the UK? These questions have been raised and answered in a set of short animated films and set of Case Study images created by Carbon Visuals for Wood for Good, the UK's wood promotion campaign.

Use wood, use more wood, use wood first...


The closed carbon cycle


Wood is a renewable and versatile raw material. It can be used for construction, furnishing, furniture, food handling, packaging, pallets and transport applications. At the end of its first life, wood or a wood-based product can be:
• Re-used
• Re-cycled
• Used as a carbon-neutral source of energy.
Respect for the carbon cycle calls for respecting this sequence of wood use, so as to get the greatest benefits not only from a longer period of carbon storage, but also from the energy and finite resources saved from the production of alternative fossil-based materials.

Did you know that…


Many interesting and unknown facts about wood!
Did you know that 1m³ of wood stores 1 tonne of CO2?
Did you know that the wood industry provides over 2,000,000 jobs in Europe?
Did you know that the wood industry generates 200,000,000,000 euro each year?
Did you know that the wood industry counts more than 350,000 companies?
Did you know that Europe's forests gained 5 times the area of Belgium in the last 20 years?
Did you know that Europe's forests store 9,552 million tonnes of CO2?
Did you know that Europe's wood products store 60 million tonnes of CO2?
Did you know that only 64% of the annual forest increment is harvested?

Wood for a better Climate