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…

Forest certification and finance at the Alternative Investment Forum

As featured by PEFC International Join us later this month at the Alternative Investment Forum as we discuss how investing in biodiverse forestry is the solution for corporations to meet their sustainability goals, and provide the ultimate guide to on-the-ground forest investment. When financing, insuring or investing in projects or companies involved in forest operations or related production and trade, financial…

Senator Duniam to address Responsible Wood Annual General Meeting

Senator Duniam, the Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries, has agreed to present at the 17th Australian Forestry Standard Limited – Trading as Responsible Wood Annual General Meeting. Responsible Wood CEO, Simon Dorries explains: “Senator Duniam has agreed to address the AGM attendees to provide an update on various Federal Government forestry initiatives albeit noting he is in Parliamentary that…

Responsible Wood a hit with architects

Responsible Wood took centre stage in the latest Tasmanian Timber Webinar Series. Consumers and professionals want to be assured that timber products are coming from responsibly and sustainably managed forests. But with multiple certification schemes available in Australia, how do you know what the best environmental choice is? In the latest Tasmanian Timber Webinar Series, now available for download, Responsible…