7 facts on how using more wood can restore our Earth

7 facts on how using more wood can restore our Earth

ARTICLE · BY TIMBER TRADE FEDERATION· 22 APRIL 2021

As the climate emergency intensifies, each successive Earth Day increases the urgency in the fight against climate change. By using more sustainable wood in our buildings, we can restore our ecosystems and achieve our net-zero climate targets.

Earth Day’s theme this year is to ‘Restore Our Earth’, on natural processes, emerging green technologies, and innovative thinking that can restore the world’s ecosystems.

Timber encompasses each of these topics and has been heralded by the UK Climate Change Committee, Citizens Assembly, and Governments around the world as the ultimate low-carbon sustainable material that can help achieve our climate targets.

Here are 7 facts on how building with wood can restore our earth and achieve our climate targets

FACT 7:

The average tree absorbs 150kg of CO in a year. The Government’s pledge of 30 million trees a year would absorb approximately 4.5 million tonnes of CO2.

By supporting sustainably-managed forests we can deliver more homes, expand our forests, protect wildlife and reduce carbon emissions, restoring our earth back into a safe haven it once was for species and humans.

For more information and facts visit woodforgood.com/CO2 to help us build a better future.