Session 5 of15
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The presentation will draw on my journey and life experience that I had with wood from a little boy in a village that did not want to cut a tree to the experience of getting a wood-based life carbon neutral forest and an eco-friendly wood-based pension system. I share my strong belief in reforestation and the smart use of wood as a carbon sink that could be the key to helping us achieve the Paris agreement.

Session Takeaways

  • Wood as a source of life
  • Wood as a source of inspiration
  • Wood as a source of income (maybe sustainable)
  • Wood as a carbon sink
  • Wood as a building material
  • The session will provide a 360 degree

About Matthias Gelber

Matthias Gelber
Avant Wood

Matthias Gelber is currently Brand Ambassador for Avant Wood Finland and ESG advisor for the Philippines Stock Exchange. He was voted Greenest Person on the planet in 2008, has given talks in 42 countries internationally and five times at TEDx events. Matthias holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Science from Brunel University, UK, and now lives a happy family life in the Philippines from where he regularly acts as a judge for the Miss Earth contest locally and internationally.