Wood can play a crucial role in cutting down emissions when replacing more carbon-intensive materials in the construction sector. This cartoon reminds us that carbon emissions of concrete and steel respectively are 40 and 30 percent higher than those of wood.

The video was a joint production of the Forest, Land and Housing Division of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, the Polish Ministry of the Environment and State Forests Poland.

The video was launched at the 24th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24), held in Katowice, Poland, from 2 to 14 December 2018, where global action to reduce emissions and keep global warming within the temperature limits of the Paris Agreement was discussed.

UNECE works to promote sustainable solutions for climate neutral buildings: http://www.unece.org/housing.html. Together with FAO, it also works to promote the sustainable management of forests: http://www.unece.org/forests/welcome



FSC appoints new Director for Africa

30 January, 2019

Dr Harrison Ochieng Kojwang has taken over as the…

Read More

All systems go for Focus 2019

29 January, 2019

It’s all systems go for Focus on Forestry 2019,…

Read More

R18 hour minimum wage

29 January, 2019

The implementation of the National Minimum Wage became effective…

Read More

Husqvarna extends its footprint in Africa

28 January, 2019

Pietermaritzburg-based Husqvarna South Africa has defied the general corporate…

Read More

Ponsse voted most reputable company in Finland

23 January, 2019

Ponsse is the most reputable company in Finland in…

Read More