How to reduce climate change: Fact sheet no. 9

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This wood for good fact sheet is an overview of some of how to reduce climate change, with an emphasis of the role which timber plays.

The sheet contains a number of statistics relating to the growth of Europe's forests and the carbon sink which they provide. It also describes some of the ways in which timber can remain carbon neutral even once its original commissioned purpose is over, including recycling and the use of wood waste to generate energy.


  • Use wood instead of other materials
  • Use sustainable wood
  • Recover energy from waste wood products
  • Recycle wood products
  • Europe's forests are growing
  • The Carbon Cycle of wood building products
  • Some facts about wood and CO2

Suggested Reading

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