New paper on building with wood

The study by GES and FAWn for Viebrockhaus states: “Taking into account other areas of use, wood will make a contribution to climate adaptation – but avoiding 10 per cent of today’s CO2 emissions will probably already be a lot. This has to do with the enormous building volumes that will have to be realised in Africa, for example, over the next 30 years. The amount of wood available is far too small for such a demand. What grows back each year is far too little for such far-reaching ideas. It would take the world years to make progress in this way – whereby competition for utilisation will dominate the picture and money is scarce anyway. The burdens in the wood sector due to the advancing climate change and the climate adaptation costs and measures are an additional complication.”

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