Lightwood has the capacity to be an economic driver in developing countries and also has many advantages over other materials. The sustainable development and application of lightwood in technical wood products and modern mass timber construction can contribute significantly to poverty reduction, climate change mitigation, a post-carbon economy and greater value addition to the producer countries.
Lightwood has great potential for use as a building material, for furniture, for the energy industry and in many other areas. Adding value to these products improves not only the local economy of the country, but also the entire supply chain. By using wood material to its full potential is an opportunity to multiply the impact of climate benefits: CO2 sequestration (forest carbon stock), CO2 storage (carbon in materials), substitution of materials with high emissions and recycling (end of life cycle).