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CEI-Bois’ Timber Beacon shortlisted for COP26:


Architects from dRMM have designed for CEI-Bois a reusable timber beacon for the UN climate change talks COP26

to be held in Glasgow, Scotland, UK in November 2021


‘Timber Beacon’ is architects dRMM’s response to the collective brief of a unique global timber industry collaboration. The 25+ strong alliance of innovators in engineered mass timber and wood-based products, global forest growth and development is led by CEI-Bois, the European Confederation of Woodworking Industries and the UK Timber Trade Federation.


“As world leaders discuss our global responsibilities and collective response to climate change during COP26, our message for the future will be powerfully three dimensional: in wood there is hope,” said dRMM founding director, Prof Alex de Rijke.


‘Timber Beacon’ has been shortlisted by the British Government to be located at the COP26 Glasgow site for the duration of the talks.


Paul Brannen, director of public affairs at CEI-Bois, said, “The global timber and global forest sectors see COP26 as the unmissable opportunity for policy makers to put into action what we already know about nature-based solutions; global forests and wood products are essential to averting catastrophic climate change, and increasing the use of timber products is an easy way to help decarbonise construction, renovation and the wider built environment. Wood both stores carbon and substitutes for carbon intensive alternatives. We are also focused on globally recognised good governance as the key to growing forests around the world.”


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 Woodworking Industry would like to highlight the key role wood and wood-based products play in achieving the global Net Zero CO2 emissions by 2050:

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