CTI responds to Government's Clean Growth Strategy remarking the contribution of Timber Industry to low-carbon economy
The Confederation of Timber Industries (CTI) has recently produced a brief response to the Clean Growth Strategy policy paper released by the UK Government last Autumn.
The CTI's response highlights the benefits that the UK Timber Industry can bring to a new, long-lasting, low-carbon economy model.
In fact, Timber has an established supply chain with huge potential for rapid growth, helping the UK meet employment, economic and housing targets, whilst also delivering against low-carbon and climate change objectives:
- Timber is one of the safest and cheapest forms of carbon capture and storage available
- The UK timber industry employs 150,000 people in the manufacturing and supply chain and an additional 200,000 UK construction jobs (and a third of construction apprenticeships) are in wood related trades
- The forestry and timber industry is a key part of our environmental and industrial heritage and a vital part of our low-carbon future
- Timber products have the lowest embodied carbon of any mainstream building material
- Timber product manufacturing has significant potential to reduce the Emissions Intensity Ratio (EIR)
The response - freely downloadable here - is structured in 6 key areas providing useful data and insights on relevant themes such as timber in costruction, forestry, carbon storage, production processes and so on.
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