A material revolution replacing cement and steel in urban construction by wood can have double benefits for climate stabilization.

Buildings can become a global CO2 sink

A material revolution replacing cement and steel in urban construction by wood can have double benefits for climate stabilization. First, it can avoid greenhouse gas emissions from cement and steel production. Second, it can turn buildings into a carbon sink as they store the CO2 taken up from the air by trees that are harvested and used as engineered timber.

 

Source: Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)

 

 

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