COP26: the wood construction sector sets out its stall at the UN climate change talks in Glasgow, November 2021

16th April 2021

12.00 - 01:00


Join us for an up to date brief on the plans of the global timber sector to make the case at COP26 for an increased use of wood in construction as one of the key ways we can bring down carbon emissions. What are the plans and what is the case?


For anyone interested in how timber in construction can be used to tackle climate change.

Anyone who might like to be part of the two week engagement with the COP by the timber industry.

Anyone who can help us improve our engagement with the COP.


You will learn about the proposed plan from the timber sector for engaging with the COP and an outline of the case we will be making.



Director Public Affairs, CEI-Bois and EOS


Paul leads the advocacy engagement of the European woodworking and sawmill industries towards the European institutions especially the Parliament and the Commission. Increasing the use of sustainable wood products in construction and in The Renovation Wave are the priorities with their contribution to helping tackle climate change being central.


Paul is a former UK MEP who in the last parliament served on both the Environment Committee and the Agriculture Committee. He led for the Socialists & Democrats political grouping on forestry and timber issues and was a rapporteur on the last EU forest strategy and on the Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry legislation where he was instrumental in achieving the inclusion of the promotion of long-life harvested wood products, particularly engineered timbers, for use in the construction industry. Paul was also vice chair of the Club de Bois.


Before becoming an MEP Paul worked for the development charity Christian Aid as head of advocacy working primarily on climate change. Earlier roles were with the Anti-Apartheid Movement, the Labour Party and HSBC.


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