World CO2 Reduction Day | FAIMA calls on the construction industry to opt for more wood
On Sunday, January 28, in commemoration of the World Day for the Reduction of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions, the Argentine Federation of the Timber and Related Industries (FAIMA) urged the construction industry and society in general to choose wood as the primary material in current and future buildings. This invitation is made in recognition of wood's unique ability to capture carbon dioxide, along with other environmental benefits.
Did you know that the only “glass tree” in America is in Buenos Aires?
It is a native of Oceania, is 150 years old and is located in one of the largest parks in the country. In the heart of the Pereyra Iraola park, located in the province of Buenos Aires, there is a “crystal tree” that, over the years, has become one of the main tourist attractions of the place.
International prize awarded to well-known wood craftsman
This is Rubén Rodríguez, an artist from El Bolsón who was chosen to receive first place in the Sustainable Luxury Award in Latin America, whose motto is to preserve local culture and traditions. The work he presented is simply wonderful, a walnut carved from a radal trunk that fell during a storm and he decided to use it
They confirm that multi-species forests store more carbon than monocultures
Florestas compostas por diversas espécies têm capacidade de capturar mais carbono da atmosfera. Isto abre um debate sobre florestas monoespecíficas, algo que é muito comum no setor da indústria florestal.
Amazon deforestation in Brazil fell to historic levels
Currently, the decrease is 50%. The goal is to definitively end logging by 2030.
Fairs and Exhibitions
Launch of the book “Forest science and technology in Argentina”
This is a compilation of research notes and opinions from Argentine scientists, with international collaborations, on forestry sciences. The Argentine Network of Forest Science and Technology (REDFOR), which is part of the Institutional Networks Oriented to Problem Solving (RIOSP) of the National Council of Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET), which depends on the Scientific and Technological Development Management of the Council, presents the book “Forest science and technology in Argentina”. It is the second book of the Network, in conjunction with the magazine Argentina Forestal, which compiles two years of publications on the research activities of different groups in the country and the world and different approaches to thinking about forest science and technology.
Brazilian forestry sector stands out in sustainability
They have more than 713 thousand hectares of pine, leading the national ranking. Eucalyptus covers another almost 450 thousand hectares. In total, Paraná has 1.17 million hectares planted for commercial purposes, according to the Paraná Association of Forestry Companies (Apre) The prominence of the State of Paraná in wood production is a consolidated tradition in the region. The development of planted forests occurred from the 20th century onwards.