By 2030, almost 60% of the world’s population will live in urban areas

This rapid urbanisation is increasing the need for adequate and affordable housing. Statistics show that housing construction on a European level is still low and that major cities in particular are facing a structural housing shortage.

So what can we do to solve this? 

Since the world's cities account for 75% of carbon emissions, we believe that sustainable urbanisation is the key to successful development.

One of the many benefits of wooden housing is that it is ideally suited for industrial production.

The forest can be a major game changer

Learn more about the potential of wood – a renewable, environmentally friendly material that warms the body and soul without stressing mother nature.

"To achieve our goals, we need to increase the proportion of biomaterials rather than use energyintensive materials such as glass or metal. We will also need to phase out certain materials completely to reach our sustainability targets. This will entail major changes for our industries, suppliers and, not least, our product range up to 2030.

Ulf Johansson, Global Wood Supply & Forestry Manager at Ikea, on their efforts to work with sustainable wood and have a positive impact on the environment.