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In conversation with Tom Wilson, Curio Studio

Tom Wilson, designer of  ‘Forest Dwellers’ – everyone’s forever, eye-catching, loveable African animals – talks to the Timber Trade Federation on his design idea and wider sustainability inspirations. Tom Wilson started Curio Studio in 2013, as a practicing architect “born out of a desire to practice a more complete creating process, enabling design and making to inform one another, in ...

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FLEGT Explained

Illegal logging and associated trade is one of the biggest environmental threats, which the EU Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan aims to tackle and eradicate. FLEGT – The EU’s Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade Action Plan to the problem of illegal logging and associated trade, is one unfamiliar by most. With an incredible potential for the future ...

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Conversations about climate change : Vanessa Norwood

Vanessa Norwood, Creative Director at the Building Centre, talks about the Timber Trade Federations and Building Centre’s, ‘Conversations about Climate Change’ timber design competition. “We are really excited to be working with the Timber Trade Federation on Conversations about Climate Change. It is a competition – and we want as many people to enter as possible. So we’re asking designers, ...

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Conversations about climate change : David Hopkins

David Hopkins, CEO of the Timber Trade Federation – the UK’s main trade body for timber importers, distributors, and merchants across the country, divulges into the TTF and Building Centre’s ‘Conversations about Climate Change’. “We are running an exhibition in conjunction with the Building Centre, here [in London], called Conversations about Climate Change. As most people know, forests and timber are ...

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Meet our Climate Conversations judges

With just over five weeks to go until our Conversations about Climate Change competition closes (24th August), we announce our exciting, expert judging panel carefully selected with the Building Centre.  Conversations about Climate Change, a collaboration between the Timber Trade Federation and the Building Centre in London tasks architects, designers and craftspeople with creating innovative, playful and thought-provoking designs using ...

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Challenging Stereotypes

Encouraging support of the FLEGT Action Plan & their Climate Conversations Competition, the TTF are striving to challenge stereotypes about tropical timber. Timber is the world’s leading renewable, low-carbon construction material. The Timber Trade Federation and its members lead the standard of Trusted Timber, demonstrating that responsible procurement is at the heart of a low-carbon future and promoting best practices across ...

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UK TTF gets creative in FLEGT communication

The UK Timber Trade Federation (TTF) has launched a competition for designers, architects and craftspeople to create furniture, sculptures, interior design and other functional products using exclusively tropical timber from FLEGT VPA partner countries. The design contest, being run in association with the London Building Centre, is called Conversations about Climate Change and forms part of the TTF’s pan-European FLEGT communication drive. This aims ...

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Futurebuild 2020 responds to climate emergency with inspiring speaker line-up for arena programme

A game-changing arena programme has been announced for Futurebuild 2020 focused on transforming the industry to achieve a resilient and truly sustainable environment.

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MPs call for Government focus on timber industry to tackle housing crisis and climate change

A report by the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Timber Industries (APPG), highlights the key role timber industries can play in helping the Government meet its targets for housebuilding whilst working to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

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