Weatherwatch: when will the timber industry wake up to reality?

A new report shows that too few companies are taking steps to understand the complex relationship between climate change, deforestation and their business

Wood should be the easiest of sustainable products to produce, use and monitor. In the battle against climate change trees take up carbon from the atmosphere; forests store water and then produce rain by releasing moisture to form clouds. Using wood for building or furniture stores the carbon for generations. Wood products are becoming ever more important, for example replacing plastic bags with paper ones.

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