How to reduce climate change: Fact sheet no. 9

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This Wood for Good fact sheet is an overview of some methods 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

Eliminating illegal timbernavigation-arrow

TRADA Technology's University Liaison Manager Elizabeth Turner discusses the impact EU Timber Regulation will have on timber specification and supply.

Article from the TRADA Timber Industry Yearbook 2012

01/01/2012 |  Magazine Article  

Field of dreams: 'If you build it they will come'navigation-arrow

Paul Newman explores a new vision for housebuilding in the UK and the opportunities for timber offered by the Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Bill.

Article from the TRADA Timber Industry Yearbook 2015

01/01/2015 |  Magazine Article  

Improving the home-grown timber supply chainnavigation-arrow

I am sure that I am not the only person who has visited the TRADA head office in the heart of the Chilterns' beech woods and thought: "If only I had a similar view from my office window".

Those beautiful beech woods remind me of the common purpose shared by...

01/01/2016 |  Magazine Article