Wood – A vital resource for the planet
Throughout human history, wood has provided us with a diverse, versatile, durable and renewable manufacturing and construction material. Today it is potentially more valuable still. Its use in a bioeconomic development strategy can help reduce, even reverse adverse climate and wider environmental impacts of modern human activity.
The majority of scientific opinion is now clear; man-made emissions from use of fossil fuels and other finite resources and over dependence on energy intensive materials are implicated in global warming and we must reduce and mitigate them urgently. It is increasingly apparent that the global economy must work in harmony with the environment.
What is needed is a circular bioeconomy, reliant on renewable, low carbon-impact materials and products such as wood.
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WOOD, BUILDING THE BIOECONOMY