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Using wood as material to reduce climate change

Currently, the buildings are mostly constructed with steel and concrete. These two materials have been the most used in the construction industry. However, neither of both has a completely sustainble life cycle balance as the wood. As a building material, wood possesses competitive characteristics and properties compared to the other two materials. Wood needs only …

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Exotic wood species in Guatemala’s tropical forest

The Guatemalan tropical forest situated in the Mayan Biosphere Reserve in the north of the country has a size of 21,000 km². The forest community and  organizations develop a sustainable and protected forest. The forest has an abundant and unique selection of exotic species, while most are unknown species in the market. The market is …

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Interview for a more sustainable tropical timber market in Europe

As independent consultants for the tropical timber market, we were asked by the Global Timber Forum to prepare and perform an interview with the biggest national organisations of tropical timber importers in Europe. The purpose was to know which actions and knowledge the European countries are developing for a more sustainable and responsible tropical timber market. …

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