TOGETHER FOR OUR PLANET
The UK hosts the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference COP26 in partnership with Italy.
The COP26 takes place in November 2021 and will bring together world leaders to commit to urgent global climate action.
On this occasion the global woodworking industry will highlight the key role wood and wood-based products can play in achieving global Net Zero CO2 emissions by 2050.
The focus of our global advocacy message at COP26 is that wood has a key role to play in decarbonising the built environment especially via the ‘new’ engineered timbers that enable wooden buildings to be constructed at height and on a large scale. These structures can both substitute for carbon intensive materials and store carbon.
Our advocacy activities will be focused on our timber manifesto, now in its final stages of drafting. We are likely to launch this manifesto both shortly before the COP and at the COP itself with some short speeches at receptions first in London then in Glasgow. We will promote the manifesto with international media advertisements. A short video to promote the manifesto on social media will be produced and a PR stunt aimed at gaining media coverage is planned. In addition we hope to have a stall inside the Green Zone at the COP where material including the manifesto and examples of engineered timbers will be displayed.