Mr Orpo takes the view that the action the government has already taken to promote wood building, coupled with the relevant programmes, has been an important part of bio-economic strategy and the fight against climate change. "Forest work and wood processing are the backbone of the bio-economy. The wood products industry, which is a vital part of the construction industry as a whole, represents renewable, low-carbon materials which make it possible to switch to resource-effective building."

Mr Orpo considers the wood products sector and timber construction to be the backbone of the bio-economy. "This sector has an extremely bright future. Along with the technologies already developed, a great many new wood products have appeared that give added value and for which there is a demand both in domestic and foreign markets. Finland must be in the vanguard of this development work on the bio-economy."