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Timber Briefing - May 2016

May 2016 Newsletter - Timber stories from around the industry

New campaign directorWood for Good appoints new campaign director

Wood for Good has appointed Christiane Lellig as its new Campaign Director. Wood for Good aims to increase the use of timber across all potential markets in the UK and Christiane will be driving forward its new housing market campaign.

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CoursesHost of timber education courses launched

Wood for Good, in conjunction with Exova (previously BM Trada), has launched a new range of CPD seminars for 2016.


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Our ongoing 2016 campaign

Throughout 2016 we’ll be engaging with key development professionals in the construction and architecture industries in addition to policy decision makers.

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New charts highlight carbon capture across the world

A range of new maps developed by the University of Edinburgh have been designed to show the carbon capture capability of forests and grasslands across the globe.

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Paris climate pledge: EU on track to emit 2bn tonnes more than promised

According to a note from the European Commission, the EU is on track to emit 2 billion tonnes more CO2 than was promised at the Paris climate talks.

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Chair of government group for timber elected

Ian Paisley, MP for North Antrim, has been elected as chair of the new All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the timber industry.

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Awards update

The Wood Awards: Excellence in British Architecture and Product Design has now launched its 2016 call for entries.

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Case Study: Constellations Bar (Liverpool)

Located in the Baltic Triangle in the heart of Liverpool’s creative quarter, Constellations Bar is an outdoor venue consisting of a bar, food truck, art space and community garden.

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Case Study: Maggie's Oxford

Maggie’s provides practical, emotional and social support for families and people affected by cancer in its centres up and down the country.

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