DF 60 — Environmental use of wood resources.
Friday, December 4th, 2015, Zürich (in English).
Wood is a renewable resource that can be used for a large number of applications ranging from material to chemical to energy applications. In the past wood resources have been underused in Switzerland, but this is changing rapidly with the demand for more environmentally sustainable products and energy. It is therefore crucial to use the available wood resources in an ecologically optimal way.
This discussion forum invites speakers that present life cycle assessments of wood uses within specific sectors (e.g. building and energy sectors) as well as speakers that present analyses across different sectors (systemic perspective). Additionally, recent developments in life cycle inventory modelling of the wood sector as well as new methods to assess the environmental impacts associated with the use of wood products will be presented. We intend to provide a new perspective on an ecological use of wood resources that is relevant to scientists, policy makers and practitioners.