The future is made of wood

Did you know that wooden structures store carbon dioxide? Watch the video to see how construction can help combat climate change.

Wooden structures are urban carbon storages

Climate change is a global problem, and reducing emissions necessary in all aspects of life. When it comes to living and construction, one solution is superior to others: wood.

Wood is a renewable, recyclable and reusable building material. Above all, wood stores carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. We are seeking ways to reduce the release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, but we must also find ways to bind and store carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Every tree used in construction stores carbon and makes way for a new seedling – a new carbon sink. So let’s build the future out of wood.

Why is using wood a contribution to the environment?

How is sustainable Finnish forest management making forests increasingly effective carbon sinks? How much would the use of fossil based natural resources decrease if we built more from northern wood? Read the articles below for more information about the properties of wood that help us combat climate change.

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"Wood has reached the position it deserves in climate discussions"

Matti Mikkola, Managing director of Puutuoteteollisuus ry, explains why it is important to pay attention to environmental impacts in construction and what kind of tools there are to do so. You will also hear how the emission of two identical apartment houses, one constructed out of wood and the other out of concrete, differ from one another.