Sustainable nature-based materials such as wood, and their significant role for tackling climate change within the New European Bauhaus and its global dimension was discussed at a conference in the Vatican on 9-10 June 2022. The event, which was organized by the Bauhaus Earth think tank and hosted by the Pontifical Academy of Science (PAS) brought together numerous eminent speakers from the Catholic church, European institutions, science, architecture and NGOs. The ambition was to address a global perspective of the major challenges ahead to decarbonise the built environment and foster a just and inclusive society.
The Wood4Bauhaus Alliance was represented by Prof Andreja Kutnar giving a speech on the importance of wood materials and products. The Alliance was also represented at the Festival of the New European Bauhaus with its own side event on 12-13 June 2022, which reflected on the outcomes of the Vatican conference and showcased the InnoRenew CoE demo building in Slovenia.