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Climate change affects all of us, not only as consumers but also as workers. The construction, building materials, forestry, and wood industry, employing around 200 million workers, play an important role in contributing to and reducing CO2 emissions. Deforestation is the second largest source of carbon in the atmosphere.
Buildings are responsible for about 8% of global CO2 emissions and their use increases their contribution upwards of 40%. However, without any doubt, the construction and wood industry can deliver a substantial contribution to the reduction of greenhouse gases and the problem of global warming. We are part of the solution.
Climate change, which is considered to be one of the most threatening environmental problems of the 21st centruy affects all of us, as consumers and as workers. According to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), climate change “may be attributed directly or indirectly to human activity” which changes the composition of the atmosphere in addition to the natural climate changes in certain periods.
Adopted in March 1994, the UNFCCC gives the global framework for governments to tackle the challenge posed by climate change.
To date, 192 countries have ratified this convention.