We set out to get a better idea of how Wood in Construction impacts on the SDGs...
Overview of where wood in construction positively contributes to the SDGs, and what the potential downsides may be.
At the root of our understanding of Nordic wood in construction’s impacts upon the SDGs is the sourcing of that wood, and the resource flow of that wood from forest to construction site.
How does intensified use of wood in construction impact the ability to produce biofuels from the forests?
Does using more wood in construction create jobs? Where are they, and for who?
How does intensified use of wood in construction impact on waste flows, and the reuse and recycling of resources?
How does intensified use of wood in construction affect efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change, beyond the ‘obvious’?
Does using more wood in construction reduce our ability to protect and enhance forests, the services they provide, and the creatures they are home to?
How we went about this study…
The Nordic Wood in Construction Secretariat is hosted by EIT Climate-KIC
The project is funded by the Nordic Council of Ministers.