International Timber joins WWF-UK call for a low-carbon Britain

Published Tuesday 30th June 2015

International Timber has joined with WWF-UK in asking the government to build a low-carbon economy in Britain.

As part of an initiative spearheaded by our parent company, Saint Gobain, we've joined 80 other leading UK businesses in an open letter published in the Financial Times yesterday (June 29th).

In it, we call on the government to take a new approach to governance that prioritises low-carbon growth and put the responsible management of natural capital at the heart of the country's economic policy.

We've called on the government to:

  • Establish a long-term framework for investment in the low-carbon economy
  • Set an ambitious fifth carbon budget to drive further reductions in UK emissions
  • Seek a strong global climate agreement in Paris this December, which limits temperature rise to under 2oC.

As a company dedicated to facilitating sustainable construction, we're firm believers that a cleaner, greener Britain will be of benefit to the people that live here, as well as the economy.

Enacting a long-term commitment to reducing the energy consumption of UK homes will have a significant impact on the maintenance and management of existing housing stock – improving the lives of millions while simultaneously minimising its impact on the environment.

Setting clear, long-term incentives for investment in renewable and efficient technologies would also help create new jobs and bolster international trade.

Satin Gobain has been a proud member of WWF-UK's Global Forest Trade Network since 1998 and we're proud to support their campaign to build a low-carbon economy.

You can find out more about the WWF-UK's initiative here.