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Environment & Sustainability

Kebony, a producer of environmentally friendly modified wood, has announced that they have successfully received €30 million funding led by John Capital and Lightrock.Kebony's vision is to reduce CO2 emissions and tropical deforestation using its patented wood modification techniques, which the company claims produces superior wood in an environmentally...
Built by Nature, a new network of industry and climate leaders and innovators, and a multi-million euro grant-making fund, is recently launched to accelerate the timber building transformation across Europe. The new organisation, founded by Laudes Foundation, supports the building sector’s pioneering developers, designers, investors, asset owners and insurers,...
In a virtual meeting about a collaboration for the development of “Tropical Forest Power in Climate Actions”, Indonesia's Minister of Environment and Forestry, Siti Nurbaya, has said that nations with large tropical forests have significant power and influence in aiming to keep global warming temperature increases below 1.5°C, and...
Stora Enso has set new sights on offering 100% regenerative products and solutions by 2050. Being regenerative means providing renewable and fully circular products and solutions that help reduce climate impact and support biodiversity restoration. By adopting a regenerative stance, the company is shifting its sustainability goals from minimising...
The World Architecture Festival and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) are awarding the Best Use of Certified Timber Prize for the third time.Again this year, architects and project teams from around the world entered their buildings into the prize. The jury will choose the winner...
According to preliminary modelling from the Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA), planting an additional 400,000 ha of timber plantation forests by 2030 in Australia will offset 200 million tonnes of CO2 by 2050. Not only that, the additional hectares will also help Australia achieve sovereign capability in timber and...
A workshop involving about 30 African forestry experts has validated a draft new version of the International Tropical Timber Organisation (ITTO) criteria and indicators for the sustainable management of African tropical forests. This, according to participants in a statement, marks a new beginning for the monitoring of sustainable forest...
The process of creating a sustainable and balanced model to manage forests is constantly changing. Forest stewards require new approaches to secure their livelihoods and protect the health of their forests. 2BForest, a Portuguese forest management group, understands the need to implement new tools that show the full value...
At Expo 2020 Dubai, Malaysia Pavilion will feature the country’s timber and timber products and policies underpinning the sustainable development of the industry.The pursuance of the sustainable development of the timber industry within the agricommodity sector will be the key narrative for visitors and trade delegates to the Pavilion.Aptly...
EGGER has invited Richard Stanford, the new chief executive of the Forestry Commission (FC) to tour the Hexham plant in the northeast of England as a commitment to their robust partnership over tree planting and wood processing.The Hexham site produces chipboards for EGGER since 1984, and it takes timber...