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Citizens’ Assembly Recognises Timber as Material of the Future

The citizens’ assembly group ‘Climate Assembly UK’, has recently published a report detailing a path to net-zero. Guided by recommendations made by the public, it features timber and responsible forestry…

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What Can Be Learnt From European Forest Policy Post-2020?

On the 22nd of September the European Forest Institute held an informative Zoom webinar on the Future of Forest Policy Post-2020. Much of the discussion revolved around the impacts of…

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Isotope Analysis to Improve Timber Traceability

Current paper-based systems of timber regulation are vulnerable to fraud. Until they are not, we cannot effectively eliminate illegally logged timber from our supply chains. Being able to test the…

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UK Law to Reduce Illegal Deforestation

The UK Government is proposing to introduce a new law imposing regulations on trade in forest risk commodities in an attempt to reduce illegal deforestation. This new law would force…

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Understanding Forest Wildfires

The devastating effects of uncontrolled forest fires across California and Australia are fast becoming a regular feature on worldwide news outlets. Imagery of homes ablaze and animals with terrible burns,…

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How Wood Can Help #MoveTheDate

This year Earth Overshoot Day lands on 22nd August. This is the date when humanity has used more resources than the planet can replace this year. The main purpose of…

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Wood Biomass – A Controversial Issue

Wood biomass is an increasingly controversial energy source, but why is this? Here we explore what wood biomass actually is, some of the issues surrounding it and what role it…

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The Importance of Community Participation in Forest Management

The country of Cameroon contains some of the largest expanses of mangrove forest in the world. In total the main coastal expanses of woodland cover around 250,000 ha between the…

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An Introduction into the Economics of Timberland Investment

In response to the climate crisis, many environmental activists have promoted the idea of planting more trees and investing in woodland areas. However, before jumping on the visionary bandwagon it…

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Beyond Planting Trees

In recent years there have been many pledges by governments, organisations, and private individuals in the UK to plant a certain number of trees – be it 50 or 20…