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Past Event

Webinar on Mass Timber: An Important Climate Solution and Economic Opportunity for Central New England and Eastern New York

Jul. 07, 2023, 5 - 8:00 pm

Join this free webinar to learn about the potential for building with mass timber in the region and its many associated benefits for climate change mitigation, housing production, and improved forest health. Highlights will also include a discussion of how achieving mass timber’s full climate benefits depends on climate-smart forestry practices, and policy recommendations for increasing mass timber’s use.

The webinar is sponsored by New England Forestry Foundation, Meridian Institute, and other participants in the 2020-2021 Regional Dialogue on Incentivizing Mass Timber to Reduce Climate Change (the Dialogue), and will dive into insights and findings from the 2021 report produced by Dialogue participants.

Honored speakers, many of whom participated in the Dialogue, include:

  • Bethany A. Card, Undersecretary of Environmental Policy and Climate Resilience, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Rich Birdsey, Senior Scientist, Woodwell Climate Research Center
  • Alec Giffen, Senior Forest Science and Policy Fellow, NEFF
  • Peggi Clouston, Professor of Wood Mechanics and Timber Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Robert Perschel, Executive Director, NEFF

The presentation will be followed by a facilitated question and answer session. The webinar will be recorded and made available for future educational and promotional purposes.

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