Wood CO₂ts less is an industry-wide campaign developed by Wood for Good for the UK timber associations and member companies. Our aim is to promote the use of all wood products as low carbon materials and illustrate how using wood can help reduce CO₂ in the atmosphere and contribute to slowing climate heating.
Trees capture harmful CO₂ from the atmosphere and store it as carbon. When harvested, that wood is used for products, and those products store carbon for that product's entire lifecycle. After being harvested, we plant more trees and the cycle of capturing CO₂ continues.
The construction industry plays a large role in global emissions, which contributes to the effects of climate change. Through using more wood in construction we can help decarbonise construction. When you build with wood, you are building with carbon that is locked away from entering our atmosphere, instead of using traditional materials that require large amounts of CO₂ to be produced.
To increase the amount of wood we use in construction, we must also nurture our commercial forests and support further tree-planting. Sustainably-managed commercial forests will yield wood for products whilst continuing to plant more trees, capturing more CO₂.