On the European level, the built environment is one of the most impactful economic sectors. But if current construction practices continue, the EU27+UK construction sector will exceed its carbon budget by 2026. CO₂ emissions can be reduced by 18% (37 Mton) by 2030 if half of new residential construction is bio-based. To prevent burden shifting, several planetary boundaries should also be considered when implementing bio-based construction.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.metabolic.nl/projects/impact-scan-for-timber-construction-in-europe/