What is the impact of Deforestation in climate change and what role does REDD+ play?

Understanding deforestation Deforestation refers to the process of clearing or removing forests or woodlands, typically done for more agricultural land, or urban expansion. It involves the permanent destruction of trees and the conversion of forested areas into non-forested land.  A key distinction to note is that deforestation occurs when a forested area of land is cleared and the land use…

Is Wood Recyclable?

Is Wood Recyclable? The term “recycling” describes the process of converting “waste” into new materials or goods. Recycling is simply the process of converting waste into something useful.   Recycling keeps potentially hazardous chemicals out of the environment and eliminates the need to employ new resources to make new things, as opposed to tossing rubbish away. By using fewer resources,…

Simon Dorries presents the 2023 Timber Design Award for Australian Certified Timber

Timber Design Awards 2023 – Showcasing Certified Timber

Bendigo’s new GovHub, Galkangu wins Award for Australian Certified Timber As sponsors of the “Australian Certified Timber” category at the Timber Development Association’s Australian Timber Design Awards (TDA), we at Responsible Wood are delighted to recognise the well-deserved winner in this category – Bendigo’s new GovHub, Galkangu. The Awards, hosted at The Cargo Hall, in Melbourne, celebrated outstanding timber design…

Responsible Wood NSW Field Trip - November 2023

Responsible Wood Field Trip Goes Behind the Scenes

Exploring the Future of Sustainable Native Forestry in NSW In a collaborative effort to showcase the often misunderstood, perhaps overlooked aspects or even at times deliberately mispresented, sustainable forestry practices, Responsible Wood, in partnership with Pentarch Forestry, Forestry Corporation of NSW, the Australian Forest Products Association of NSW, and Timber NSW, recently organised an innovative forestry field trip in Port…

ANZIF Conference 2023 Recap

Conference Puts Sustainable Forest Management Certification in Spotlight The 2023 ANZIF Conference, a key event for forest scientists, foresters, and forest industry professionals in the Asia-Pacific region, recently concluded, running from October 15 to October 18. Jointly organised by Forestry Australia and The New Zealand Institute of Forestry, this conference drew participants from various corners of the forestry industry to…

Responsible Wood AGM 2023

Reflecting on the importance of science and stakeholder engagement October 20, 2023 – Brisbane, Australia   Responsible Wood, a leading supporter of sustainable forestry and responsible wood sourcing in Australia, recently held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) for the year 2022-2023. The event showcased the organisation’s commitment to promoting sustainable forest management through independent third-party certification. This year’s AGM, a hybrid…

Actioned Sustainability – Introducing PERI Australia

Sustainable solutions at home and abroad PERI Australia, a formwork and scaffolding industry leader, is a provider of sustainable solutions both here in the Australian market, and globally. Additionally, PERI trade over 420,000 m3 of engineered wood products worldwide. With a commitment to environmental responsibility, social progress, and innovative business models, PERI is transforming the landscape of sustainable construction practices.…

AFPA Member Dinner Highlights a Sustainable Industry

Understanding Forest Industry Challenges and Opportunities Canberra, Australia – The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) recently hosted its annual dinner in the nation’s capital. The event provided a platform for Responsible Wood to connect with certificate holders and key industry stakeholders to discuss the role of sustainable forestry in a world that is facing challenges in meeting net-zero targets. The…

Tasmanian Arboricultural Organisation’s Blue Tree Project

Supporting Regional Communities and Mental Health Advocacy Nestled within the breathtaking landscapes of Tasmania, a remarkable project is raising the profile of mental health, supported by a 2022/23 Responsible Wood Community Grant. Spearheaded by the Tasmanian Arboricultural Organisation (TAO), this initiative painted two trees in prominent Tasmanian locations, contributing to the national Blue Trees Project. However, it was more than…

Unlocking Natural Capital through Verified Ecosystem Services

New Guidance Note on the Certification of Ecosystem Services Responsible Wood is pleased to introduce new guidance that presents an innovative opportunity that enables certified forest managers operating under AS/NZS 4708:2021 to enhance their scope of certification by showcasing verified ecosystem services. This new guidance allows forest managers to make substantiated claims about the non-wood forest values and benefits that…