According to UN estimates, approximately 2.3 billion more people will be living in urban areas by 2050. With the growth of the world population and many of them residing in urban areas the need for new housing and commercial building will increase over the next several decades. Today, the modern world is built with concrete and steel. But cement, steel and other building materials are a major source of greenhouse gas emissions. Switching to timber buildings has the potential to turn a significant source of carbon emissions into a powerful carbon sink.
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Buildings made out of timber could become an important global carbon sink