Paris 2024 Summer Olympics: victory for tropical wood lobby

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In 2024, Paris will host the Summer Olympics, and the organisers have pledged the games will be “climate positive” because more carbon emissions will be offset than created, while the “environmental excellence” criteria banned the use of tropical timber in the building of the athletes’ village. But, as Jade Lindgaard reports, the tropical timber industry has, after an intensive campaign, now claimed victory.

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While Paris sizzles under exceptional heat, construction sites around the city are buzzing with building work on the venues for the Summer Olympics which the French capital will host in 2024.