BENEFIT OF WOOD CONSTRUCION: The Timber Industry represented in two high-level events

On the 8 and 9 October 2020 the CEI-BOI & EOS joint technical expert, Dr. Andrew Norton attended two online events focused on the role of wood construction in climate change mitigation.

Copy of the joint Press Release is avaialble HERE.   

On 8 October 2020 he participated in the webinar “Can building in wood contribute to delivering the Green Deal? – a regional and city perspective”, organised the Region of Småland Blekinge Halland South Sweden in cooperation with the European Regions Research and Innovation Network (ERIAFF). Dr. Norton provided the keynote speech highlighting the role of wood construction in the policy objective of the EU Green deal, followed by presentation on how to incentivise wood construction at regional and municipal level.

On 9 October 2020 Dr. Norton was invited as a panellist in the event organised by DG Climate Action of the European Commission: “Climate neutral food and wood: Showcasing best climate practices in agriculture, forestry, food systems and the bioeconomy”. Participating in the session dedicated to the climate mitigation potential of wood, he explained the importance of quantifying the benefits associated to temporary carbon storage and substitution effect in LCA analysis of buildings and building products.

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