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The Green Life of Wood - Assessing its Environmental Impacts from Cradle to Cradle

15/10/2012 (All day)
Partner Event

Wood is the product of the future. Green, useful and beautiful, it is one of the best solutions to the world’s current environmental problems, with a huge number of uses, including fuel, all of which are produced in a sustainable and environmentally harmonious way. Yet, despite this, it is often overlooked in building and other industries which have a tradition of favouring less sustainable materials. This workshop will examine how to promote the case for wood products, raise awareness of the potential of wood, and market this remarkable sustainable product. 

This workshop will examine how to promote the case for wood products, raise awareness of the potential of wood, and market this remarkable sustainable product.

It will provide an opportunity to listen and interact with experts in the field of wood products, their life cycle analysis, carbon footprint, and environmental impact. Through a participatory exercise, the workshop will also allow all participants to share their points of view and ideas, as well as to discuss solutions and develop recommendations for actions and follow-up on how to further implement life cycle assessment to promote environmentally sustainable production, influence building material choices, and guide consumer choices in favour of the environment.

Website: http://www.unece.org/forests/lca-workshop.html

Location: 

Conference Room XII
Palais des Nations

Contact: 

Forestry and Timber Section
Palais des Nations
Phone +41-22-917 1379
Fax +41-22-917 0041
elina.warsta@fao.org