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Reflections Post COP26

Reflections Post COP26

Was COP26 a big success or a missed opportunity? Viewed positively, the conference represented a significant ‘shifting of the dial’ with new pledges and targets, writes Gary Newman. On the ...
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Communities of Practice: Harnessing the power of collaboration

Communities of Practice: Harnessing the power of collaboration

Over recent years, systems change researchers and practitioners have concluded that building coalitions and working collaboratively is the only way to face the complex issues of climate change, biodiversity loss ...
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Learning to build better homes

Learning to build better homes

Since the formal end of the Home-Grown Homes Project in March we’ve been applying the learning from it with social landlords. We’re moving from research into implementation – inviting social ...
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Reality bites: confronting our progress and set-backs—An update on the Welsh Timber Windows project

Reality bites: confronting our progress and set-backs—An update on the Welsh Timber Windows project

It all sounded so straight forward: Bring some interested joinery businesses together, agree a joint window specification based on the type of windows they currently manufacture to PAS24 standard, define ...
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Innovation Challenge | WoodBUILD Podcast with Rob Thomas and Matt Stevenson

Innovation Challenge | WoodBUILD Podcast with Rob Thomas and Matt Stevenson

Rob Thomas and Matt Stevenson are two innovators with a passion for working with timber in all its forms. In this podcast, recorded earlier this year, they join David Hedges ...
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The new Welsh Government and reasons for optimism

The new Welsh Government and reasons for optimism

A comment by Gary Newman Three months into the new legislative period, it’s time to look at the political implications for trees and timber of this year’s elections. With an ...
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Trees and Timber | WoodBUILD Podcast with Tom Barnes and Andrew Bronwin

Trees and Timber | WoodBUILD Podcast with Tom Barnes and Andrew Bronwin

In this podcast Tom Barnes and Andrew Bronwin talk about the impact of the pandemic, climate change, productive woodlands, the role of government and policy, pests and disease, tree species ...
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Investing in Afforestation—Economic aspects of woodland creation for timber production | Briefing Papers

Investing in Afforestation—Economic aspects of woodland creation for timber production | Briefing Papers

The decision to invest in an afforestation project with the primary aim of producing timber may involve many personal and environmental factors alongside financial considerations. Adoption of a forestry enterprise ...
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Climate Change Mitigation Potential of Conifer Plantations

Climate Change Mitigation Potential of Conifer Plantations

Expanding commercial conifer forestry is the most efficient strategy for achieving climate change mitigation through woodland creation, according to a new study published in Nature Communications. The ground-breaking research led ...
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Top five alternative conifer tree species review

Top five alternative conifer tree species review

Forests and woodlands are as much part of the mix of solutions for the Biodiversity and Climate Emergency as they are themselves under threat from it. The UK Climate Change ...
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