Fancy a trip across the sea to Ireland? We are thrilled to announce our first live event in in over two years. We are delighted to support our friends at PEFC Ireland who are hosting PEFC’s first Members’ Meeting since 2019.
Our members from all over the world will finally gather in Dublin in May for a long overdue catch up. The highlight of the week to be a day long Stakeholder Dialogue which is open to all. It will take place at a lovely hotel by the sea – the Royal Marine Hotel, in beautiful Dun Laoghaire, the gateway to Dublin, on Thursday 12th May.
Taking place at the Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin, Ireland, on 12 May, we will be joined by a range of speakers highlighting the whole value chain from forest to consumer, exploring how forests and wood-based products play a crucial role in the fight to combat climate change.
“If we are to achieve the 2050 net zero carbon targets agreed at COP26, using sustainable timber products such as those certified by PEFC is essential.” said William Merivale who heads up PEFC Ireland.
“All those attending our event will come away with a wider understanding of this approach and how it fits into their professional and their personal lives.”
The event will interest everyone using or trading in wood-based products including retailers, brand owners, built environment professionals, foresters, primary processors and manufacturers. Participants will learn about the benefits of using low carbon forest products and the assurances of responsible sourcing that PEFC certification offers.
Speakers from a range of sectors, trading in or using wood-based products, will share their experiences, including Senator Pippa Hackett, Minister of State for Forestry, Dept of Agriculture, Food and Marine, who will outline Ireland’s COP26 goals and forestry’s role in achieving them.
Dr Pablo van der Lugt, Lecturer in bio-based building at Delft University of Technology and author of Tomorrow’s Timber, will highlight why timber and circular thinking provide a ‘futureproof’ building material choice. The afternoon session will be moderated by Dr Dorothy Maxwell, Director of Sustainability at Davy Horizons, one of HRH The Prince of Wales’s Responsible Business Ambassadors and ex- Director of Sustainability at House of Fraser.