Why would it be beneficial for Welsh society to build a wood economy? A new report takes a closer look and analyses the economic and social parameters. Get your free copy of the report here and join the dialogue!

The ‘Serious about Green?’ report is authored by the team at Foundational Economy Research, led by Karel Williams. For the first time, it brings together the Woodknowledge Wales forest industries agenda with foundational economic thinking. In a world without silver bullets, we believe the report provides a frank analysis of where we are now, and how a transformative journey to a socially just wood economy can be coordinated.

There’s no doubt this is a challenging agenda. Wales is a sheep, beef and dairy nation and Wales is a steel nation. These activities are deeply ingrained in our cultural identity.  They may have been rational activities for the past century but are not well-aligned to the low carbon needs of 21st Century Welsh society. Forestry is.

Furthermore, Wales has a landscape, soil and climate suited to forestry. Well-conceived forestry can address both the biodiversity crises and the climate emergency, whilst providing an industrial resource with which to build and retrofit the low carbon homes of the future.

The report offers insight and stimulating ideas to policy makers, business leaders and citizens interested in a sustainable future for Wales. We invite you to join in a dialogue with us on how to build a foundational Welsh wood economy.

Download your free copy HERE.

Join the dialogue by signing up to our Forests & the Foundational Economy webinar series.

Date Time Title & link to event details and registration via Eventbrite
24 Nov 11:00 – 12:30 Serious about Green? Welsh forests and the foundational economy. 
1 Dec 14:00 – 15:30 Serious about Green? From concept to action

 

How to build a Welsh Wood Economy