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Press Release - Environment Minister to “make sure the whole body of European environmental law continues to have effect” after Brexit

Environment Minister to “make sure the whole body of European environmental law continues  to have effect” after Brexit 

The Confederation of Timber Industries (CTI) has welcomed a pledge from Environment Minister Dr Thérèse Coffey MP to “make sure the whole body of European environmental law continues to have effect” after Brexit. 

The Environment Minister made the commitment at the Timber Industries’ Parliamentary Reception, which took place in the House of Commons last week. The CTI has led the campaign to ensure that EU timber regulations, which have enabled the British timber industry to thrive in recent years, are incorporated into domestic law after the UK leaves the European Union in 2019. 

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Can wood replace concrete and steel as the go-to building material?

This video by The Economist explores the latest developments in timber construction outlining an intriguing scenario where concrete and steel are replaced by sustainable and eco-friendly wood.

"Wooden skyscrapers are an ambitious and innovative solution to the problems posed by urbanisation," The Economist reports. "Not only are they faster to build, they have smaller carbon footprints than high-rises made of concrete and steel."

 

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