Australian Government signs up to Increase the use of Timber in Buildings by 2030

12 December 2023

At COP28 in Dubai the Australian Government, with 16 other countries, committed to increase the use of timber in the built environment by 2030.

The Forest and Climate Leaders’ Partnership Coalition on Greening Construction with Sustainable Wood made the announcement today.

Natasa Sikman, Acting CEO of the Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) said that, “AFPA congratulates the Australian Government for signing up to this Coalition and its commitment today. Wood from sustainably managed forests provides climate solutions within the construction sector.

“This is an important step in the right direction by the Australian Government to build confidence in the timber construction market. We look forward to continuing our work with the Government on developing enabling policies which will turbo charge a greater use of wood in the built environment.”

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