Everything from wood – The resource of the future or the next crisis? How footprints, benchmarks and targets can support a balanced bioeconomy transition

Can wood be used to build our houses, power our heat and electricity grids, clothe us, package our deliveries, and replace our plastics all at the same time? No, wood cannot be used for everything. Our consumption levels (in high-consuming countries like Germany) are too high. This report explores nuanced and complex issues, but comes to a simple conclusion: excessive and wasteful consumption must be reduced to reduce our pressure on the world’s forests.