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Subjects: ENI, ENP

Launch of the INTERNATIONAL WOODRISE ALLIANCE - For low-carbon construction and the harmonious development of urban and rural territories



MONTREAL, Sept. 14, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - On September 14, in Bordeaux, France, representatives at WOODRISE 2017, the 1st world congress dedicated to midrise and tall wood buildings, will make a formal call to take one step closer toward carbon neutrality by strengthening the share of wood used in building construction.

Alain Juppé, former French Prime Minister and president of Bordeaux Métropole, will make a special appeal to representatives from governments, federated states, NGOs, and companies; elected officials from rural and urban areas; architects; foresters; promoters; scientists; and everyday citizens to create a community committed to promoting wood as a solution to reduce the environmental impact of construction, store carbon, and develop an ecosystem based on short and traceable paths between harvest sites, eco-friendly processing, and innovative use of wood in urban tall construction projects. This economic relationship between rural production and eco-friendly urban construction will help respond to the environmental challenge highlighted during COP21 in Paris.

Alongside Alain Juppé, some 20 officials will sign the Bordeaux Alliance, including Mr. Stéphane Dion, Ambassador to Germany and special envoy to the European Union and Europe. The immediate support from Brazilians, Canadians, Finns, Japanese, Walloons, and Swiss to this Alliance will confirm its international scope.

The work of the WOODRISE International Alliance will focus on three areas:

Two major activities will occur during WOODRISE 2017:

 

SOURCE FPInnovations


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