New Steering Group on timber will examine increasing the use of timber in construction

By Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
Government of Ireland
November 7, 2023
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: International

Increasing the use of timber in construction is central to the work of a new Steering Group appointed by the Minister of State for Land Use and Biodiversity at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Senator Pippa Hackett. Speaking after the first meeting of the group on Monday, Minister Hackett said: “We want to see more timber used in construction. Not only is wood a sustainable, home-grown product, but it can also replace steel and concrete, reducing the carbon footprint of our buildings. Timber used in construction is an excellent way of storing and locking up carbon, and has a positive impact on our climate. We know our forests bring great benefits for our climate, water quality, nature and biodiversity – growing timber as a product for construction is also central to our climate efforts and to the future of the forest sector.”

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