Building on the success of previous events in Rome, Geneva, Vancouver and Brussels, the UNECE/FAO Team of Specialists on Sustainable Forest Products held a webinar on the use of forest products in construction on Monday, November 23rd, 14:00-18:00 central European time (UTC+1).
The main purpose of this event was to grow the awareness and raise the profile of forest-based products as they relate to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Although its core is to some extent construction-related, reflecting the current prevalent use of wood in construction, building with wood was by no means be the only theme. Other innovative applications were also identified. Thus this event attracted a wide array of professionals including: citizens, planners, legislators, wholesalers, retailers, academics, researchers, building owners and developers; architects and engineers; developers; estimators; quantity surveyors; valuers; housing associations; banks; investors; insurers; building contractors; regulatory bodies and the forest-based industries (firms and associations).
View a recording of the event here
00:10:50 Climate change
00:52:00 Opportunities in construction and repair markets
1:52:40 Exploring policy options to increase the use of forest products in construction and RMI
2:19:00 Skills, sustainability and the road forward
3:17:00 Webinar closing remarks