As featured by PEFC International
Climate change is society’s biggest challenge. And we all have a role to play. An easy way for companies to contribute to climate change mitigation is to increase their use of sustainable wood- and forest-based products.
Join us for the 2022 PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue ‘Mitigating Climate Change: Win with Wood’ to discover how PEFC certification can help you make a difference to our world and your bottom line.
With an increasingly environmentally aware consumer base, influential market sectors such as construction, food to go, retailers, and FMCG manufacturers are rapidly adopting circular habits and switching to renewable, recyclable, and responsibly sourced materials such as timber and wood-based products.
Taking place at the Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin, Ireland, on 12 May, we will be joined by a range of speakers highlighting the whole value chain from forest to consumer, exploring how forests and wood-based products play a crucial role in the fight to combat climate change.
“If we are to achieve the 2050 net zero carbon targets agreed at COP26, using sustainable, PEFC-certified timber products is essential,” said William Merivale who heads up PEFC Ireland.
“All those attending our event will come away with a wider understanding of this approach and how it fits into their professional and personal lives.”
The event will interest everyone using or trading in wood-based products including retailers, brand owners, built environment professionals, foresters, and manufacturers. Participants will learn about the benefits of using low carbon forest products and the assurances of responsible sourcing that PEFC certification offers.
Speakers from a range of sectors, trading in or using wood-based products, will share their experiences, including Senator Pippa Hackett, Minister of State for Forestry, Dept of Agriculture, Food and Marine, who will outline Ireland’s COP26 goals and forestry’s role in achieving them.
Dr Pablo van der Lugt, Lecturer in bio-based building at Delft University of Technology and author of Tomorrow’s Timber, will highlight why timber and circular thinking provide a ‘futureproof’ building material choice. The afternoon session will be moderated by Dr Dorothy Maxwell, Director of Sustainability at Davy Horizons, one of HRH The Prince of Wales’s Responsible Business Ambassadors and ex- Director of Sustainability at House of Fraser.
The event takes place on Thursday 12 May 2022 at the Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin.
There is an early bird fee of 79 EUR for registrations made before 18 April. Registrations after this date will be charged the full 99 EUR. The registration fee also includes an invitation to the Drinks Reception at the Royal Irish Yacht Club on Thursday evening.
The deadline for registration is Friday 29 April 2022. Numbers are strictly limited, so early registration is highly recommended as places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Responsible Wood is the National Governing Body for PEFC in Australia. To find out more about Responsible Wood and forest certification more generally please visit the Responsible Wood website.
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