German government: more timber in construction

2023, June 21 – The Federal Government of Germany has approved the design of a timber construction initiative. It was presented on June 21 by Federal Construction Minister Klara Geywitz and Federal Agriculture Minister Cem Özdemir. The new strategy of the federal government should strengthen the use of the sustainable raw material wood in the construction sector and ensure more climate protection, resource efficiency and faster construction. With eight so-called areas of action, from the role model function of the federal government and the strengthening of research and innovation to securing a skilled workforce and knowledge transfer and securing the supply of raw materials, the use of wood must be significantly improved by 2030 and share of wood within the construction sector have increased significantly.

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