Celebrating power of forests for good

As featured in the Timber & Forestry E News DELEGATES to the Doing Timber Business in Queensland were briefed on the historic trans-Tasman sustainable forest management standard (AS / NZS 4708) by Simon Dorries, CEO, Responsible Wood. The standard will provide common benchmarks for certified Australian and New Zealand forests. “The new standard, scheduled for release later this year, will…

Webinar: sustainably engineered wood for a low carbon future

MORE than 80 attendees have participated in New Zealand Green Building Council’s latest ‘plugged-in’ products and materials webinar series. Engineered timber as a construction material is on the rise, as architects, engineers and builders around the world recognise its versatility, flexibility and benefits for people and the planet. In the New Zealand Green Building Council’s latest ‘plugged-in’ webinar series occurring…

Risks to Economic Recovery in 2021: Implications on the Future Growth and Sustainability

As featured by PEFC International 2020 was without a doubt one of the most traumatic years for the global economy in recent memory. It appears increasingly likely that 2021 will be a year of recovery for the global economy – and will bring new opportunities for the natural rubber sector. Still, the pandemic is not over, and 2021 will also prove…

Tomorrow’s Timber Talks – Towards the next building revolution

As featured by PEFC International Did you know that building and construction work accounts for 36% of global energy use and 39% of energy-related CO2 emissions? Architects and those working in the construction sector have a key role in combating climate change by shifting to sustainable construction. Trees play a vital part in combatting climate change, as they absorb CO2 while growing.…

Responsible Wood to showcase at virtual UN Australia Sustainability Forum

Responsible Wood, Australia’s largest forest certification scheme, will participate in the UN & Australia Sustainable Partnerships Forum, which will be delivered virtually on 20 and 21 April 2021. With a focus on the 17 Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs) ratified by all United Nations Members States in 2015, the Forum will bring together government, universities, private and community sector organisations to…

Building with timber, a love story for millennia

As featured by PEFC International Humans have been using wood to build their homes for more than 10,000 years. It’s a material that we have long trusted and relied on. But how we use timber to build has changed, with the latest technologies meaning this ancient building material remains state-of-the-art. One of the most exciting developments across the construction landscape is…

Australian Timber Design Awards now a virtual celebration!

For the first time in its storied history, the Australian Timber Design Awards will be hosted as a virtual celebration. The award ceremony will ‘go live’ at 7pm (AEDT), Wednesday the 2nd of December 2020 with a link for registration available here. Andrew Dunn, CEO, Timber Development Association, who is organising the national contest explains: “The awards are celebrating their…

Responsible Wood to feature at the Sustainability Digital Summit

Responsible Wood will join the Make It Wood Campaign and the University of Tasmania’s Centre for Sustainable Architecture with Wood in a lunchtime panel discussion. Responsible Wood, Australia’s largest forest certification scheme, has been announced as panellist in Tasmanian Timber’s Q&A expert panel discussion featured in Sustainability Live’s ‘Sustainability Digital Summit.’ Running on Thursday, the 12th of November 2020 the…

Forest management, climate action and carbon emissions: PEFC at the Sustainable Retail Summit

As featured by PEFC International Join us at the virtual Consumer Goods Forum Sustainable Retail Summit (CGF SRS) later this month as we take a deep dive into the science behind forests and how they contribute to climate change mitigation through sequestration, storage and substitution. Sustainably managed forests are the most significant nature-based solution for action on climate change and carbon emissions. But…

Responsible Wood to feature in revamped paper packaging conference

Responsible Wood announced as bronze sponsor as program for the 2020 AIP Australasian Packaging Conference 27 October to 30 October 2020 is unveiled. Responsible Wood, Australia’s largest forest certification scheme, will feature in a revamped program which offers 74 speakers from 7 countries across 4 days with 28 hours of content. The conference has been organised by the Australian Institute…