13. Climate Action.
Wood is the only completely renewable construction material that we have. For this reason, wood buildings and cities produce the least possible greenhouse gas emissions throughout their entire lifetime – from cradle to grave. Concrete construction results in the use of enormous volumes of fossil materials; it is for this reason that the construction sector surpasses all other industries in its negative impact on our climate. In fact, cement production currently accounts for double the emissions caused by aeroplane travel globally.
14. Life Below Water.
We work with the aim of introducing wood as a resource in all situations and sectors. One reason for this is that the use of wood rather than concrete reduces pollution in the world’s oceans. By removing the need to harvest sand from the ocean floor for concrete production, wood construction lets us leave the ocean in peace.
15. Life on Land.
Meeting demand for sustainable raw materials is challenging if humans are to also reduce greenhouse gas emissions and support biodiversity. The sustainable use of forest resources helps, allowing us to maintain our planet’s climate and thus the conditions of human existence itself.
16. Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions.
We take an active role in producing a sustainable world. We exercise respect in relation to all people and all places. We highlight beauty as a quality worth striving for in the prod-uction of places, and see beauty as productive of a sense of belonging and respect.
17. Partnerships for the Goals.
We invite everyone who shares our vision and our goals to join us in forming a global movement. Together, we will actively seek to contribute to improving our climate and our quality of life globally.