French cities’ public buildings to be 50% wood-built

New public buildings in Paris and other major French cities must contain at least 50% wood or other organic material from 2022 under proposals to create a “greener” urban life.

Julien Denormandie, the minister for cities and housing, said the plan would promote low-carbon towns “that are capable of adapting to heatwaves and floods”.

He said: “To show an example by the state, I am imposing on all the ...

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