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We offer management consulting services to clients throughout the forest products value chain, from resource providers to end users. Our unique experience allows us to recognise relevant driving forces and assess their impact on client business. We help clients capture strategic opportunities and avoid pitfalls.

One main area of our expertise lies in strategy formulation and execution regarding raw materials, markets and products. For instance, we help our clients find new business prospects in raw materiel procurement or better predict the competitive environment.

Another main area of our skills is to combine our leading-edge industry expertise and management consulting know-how with the best practices in the fields of sustainable ecosystem management and biodiversity protection such as supporting our clients in forest management and chain of custody certification.

Recent study:
Billion hectares of land have potential for forest restoration

We complement the skill set of client organisations with our wide and deep industry specific perspective. Our working methods range from technical analysis to process facilitation and from sparring to scenario workshops. We work well on every level of client organisations. With our unique understanding of the whole forest industry cluster, we can interpret trends or nuances in client business landscapes.

 

You can find some historical background information about central Eurpoean forestry here



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2015-03-29 17:12 | Welcome to a brand new edition of Forest Cover, the Global Forest Coalition newsletter that provides a space for Southern and Northern environmental justice activists to present their views on international forest-related policies. We were happy to co-produce this special edition, which focuses on the impacts of wood-based bioenergy on forests and forest peoples, with […]

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2015-03-29 14:23 | By Megan Darby, RTCC, 23 March 2015 Governments have explained how they plan to restore 59 million hectares of forest worldwide in initiatives revealed in Bonn, Germany on Saturday. Ethiopia and Liberia are collaborating in the “great green wall” to curb the spread of the Sahara. Mexico is leading restoration efforts in Latin America, while the private sector is getting involved in Southeast Asia. The schemes, which add up to roughly the size of Kenya, meet 40% of the 2011 Bonn Challenge target...

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2015-03-29 14:22 | By Charlotte Malone, Blue and Green Tomorrow, 23 March 2015 Lord Nicholas Stern has argued that government should not consider development and climate finance to developing countries as separate issues because they are interconnected in a new policy paper. The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment and the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy at the London School of Economics published the paper. The paper states, “The challenges of development, growth...

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2015-03-29 14:20 | By Chris Mooney, The Washington Post, 23 March 2015 According to a new study just out in Nature Climate Change by Stefan Rahmstorf of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and a group of co-authors, we’re now seeing a slowdown of the great ocean circulation that, among other planetary roles, helps to partly drive the Gulf Stream off the U.S. east coast. The consequences could be dire – including significant extra sea level rise for coastal cities like New York and Boston. A vast,...

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2015-03-29 14:19 | Ecosystem Marketplace, 25 March 2015 The earth loses more than 6 million hectares of tropical rainforest – an area the size of Sri Lanka – every year, and two-thirds of it goes to meet demand for palm oil, soybeans, beef, and wood products, according to environmental NGO Forest Trends. At the same time, new Forest Trends research finds that companies worth nearly US$4 trillion have promised to reverse their role in degrading the world’s critical ecosystems. At least one third of these new...

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2015-03-29 14:09 | By Kathy Chen and Dominique Patton, Reuters, 23 March 2015 Academics that advise the government on carbon trading in China have proposed linking two emissions exchanges in the southern province of Guangdong as a first step towards integrating all seven of the country's pilot markets. China aims to launch the first phase of a nationwide carbon trading scheme as early as next year, creating the world's largest emissions trading scheme. But integrating the seven pilot schemes already in operation...

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2015-03-29 14:08 | By Ed King, RTCC, 25 March 2015 The UN’s flagship climate fund has received fresh calls to exclude all fossil fuels from potential investments it could make in the future. The moves came after an investigation by the AP news agency revealed Japan is giving funds earmarked for climate friendly projects to coal plants in India and Bangladesh. That is on top of US$1 billion of loans Tokyo gave to Indonesia for cleaner coal power stations, also classed as “climate finance”. Board members are...

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2015-03-29 14:07 | By Benjamin Hulac, eenews.net, 25 March 2015 The global pool of issued green bonds, which are designed to fund environmentally friendly projects, tripled from $12 billion in 2013 to a little more than $36 billion last year. The market for these bonds has ballooned since 2008, when a Swedish bank issued the first green bond. Then, after the first green bonds were released, the European Investment Bank and the World Bank, among other development banks and later corporations, municipalities and...

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2015-03-29 14:05 | By Ewa Krukowska, Bloomberg, 25 March 2015 European Union member states agreed on a compromise to seek the start of automatic supply cuts in the world’s biggest carbon market in 2021, giving up plans to push for an accelerated introduction of the fix. The deal, approved today in Brussels, allows EU governments to begin on March 30 negotiations with the European Parliament about the final version of the draft law on a market stability reserve, said Latvia, the holder of the bloc’s rotating...

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2015-03-29 14:04 | By Fiona Harvey, The Guardian, 26 March 2015 The UK’s greenhouse gas emissions plunged by 8.4% last year, as household energy consumption slumped, the use of coal for electricity generation fell, and policies on climate change took effect, according to government statistics released on Thursday. Carbon dioxide output fell by almost a tenth, as renewable energy generation rose to a new record high, accounting for nearly a fifth of electricity. It was the biggest fall in emissions since 1990....

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2015-03-29 14:02 | By Megan Darby, RTCC, 27 March 2015 The UN’s flagship climate finance initiative has named seven intermediaries to channel cash to projects in poor countries. At around 0130 in Songdo, South Korea, the Green Climate Fund board approved Pacific island fund SPREP and national entities based in Senegal and Peru. Social impact investment fund Acumen, the Asian Development Bank, UN Development Programme and German development bank KfW also got accreditation. Chosen out of 41 applicants, these bodies...

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2015-03-29 14:01 | By Megan Darby, RTCC, 26 March 2015 The internationally agreed target for preventing dangerous climate change is “utterly inadequate”, a leading scientist has warned. Governments have committed to limit temperature rise to 2C above pre-industrial levels, a goal that requires steep cuts in greenhouse gas emissions. But a meeting of scientific experts and negotiators at last December’s UN climate talks in Lima concluded that was unsafe for much of the world’s population. That was revealed by...

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2015-03-29 14:00 | By Jacob Phelps and Dan Friess, CIFOR Forests News Blog, 25 March 2015 Much is made about the loss of such “charismatic” ecosystems as tropical rain forests and coral reefs. Far less is said about coastal wetlands, including mangrove forests, which are being lost due to development, agriculture and aquaculture. In recent years, a growing policy effort is seeking to protect these threatened habitats through payment for ecosystem services (PES) schemes—but the nature of coastal wetlands, and the...

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2015-03-29 13:50 |

Gavin Munro of Derbyshire-based Full Grown explains how moulding trees into one-piece chairs, lamps or mirror frames is far more eco-friendly that felling

This is no ordinary furniture showroom. In a field on the side of a hill 15 miles north of Derby lies row after row of perfectly maintained willow, oak, ash and sycamore trees. What clearly marks this field out from a regular forest are the blue-and-black plastic moulds that are training the trees in pre-defined routes where they are...

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2015-03-29 13:45 | By Abetnego Tarigan (WALHI) and Iwan Nurdin (Agrarian Reform Consortium KPA), The Jakarta Post, 28 March 2015 The recent torture and murder of Indra Pelani is a shocking tragedy. It’s a tragedy for his family, his community and all those who are risking their lives to advance rights and justice — and also for the company whose subsidiary employed the guards who reportedly killed him. This murder was not just a random act, nor due solely to a local land rights conflict, but rather to the more...

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2015-03-29 13:43 | By Beth Fisher, Bridging & Commercial Distributor, 27 March 2015 Portman Chandlers Limited, a company claiming to be an international investment business, including equity investment solution services, has been ordered into liquidation by the High Court due to a lack of transparency to its management... The company, which contacted victims of investment scams promising that it could recover any funds lost, cold-called an investor of a now-liquidated company that had mis-sold them carbon...

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2015-03-29 13:38 | By Ollie Smith, Citywire, 23 March 2015 The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is encouraging consumers to seek impartial advice so they do not fall victim to pension scams. With weeks to go before the 2014 Budget pension freedoms come into force on 6 April, the regulator has issued fresh warnings over pension scams, urging consumers to be on the look-out for ‘dodgy investments’ by getting impartial advice, either in the form of regulated financial advice or Pension Wise guidance. The warnings...

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2015-03-29 13:27 | Offsetters press release, 26 March 2015 Offsetters Climate Solutions Inc. is pleased to provide the results of the Annual General Meeting held on March 25, 2015 and provide an update on the progress of the acquisition (the "Acquisition") of Forest Finance GmbH assets as announced in a news release on February 5, 2015... The Company is pleased to report that the Third Amendment Agreement with Wildlife Works Carbon LLC ("WWC"), announced in a February 20, 2015 news release, was finalised and...

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2015-03-29 13:25 | Environmental Finance, 26 March 2015 One of the opportunities to put on the table is to create a mechanism that will allow flexibility where we could attach carbon credits from reforestation or forestry in general to pellets, and sell that as meeting these requirements. What better way of getting sustainable, knowing that for every tonne of wood that I am combusting in the atmosphere I have got one tonne associated from a reforestation project? That is where you are going to get a big bang for...

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2015-03-29 13:21 | By Kirk Siegler, NPR, 26 March 2015 In Nevada, federal wildlife officials have brokered a landmark conservation deal with a gold mining company that the government says could help protect thousands of acres of critical habitat for the greater sage grouse. Under the agreement announced Thursday, the company Barrick Gold Corp., the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, The Nature Conservancy and the Bureau of Land Management are setting up a "conservation bank." It will essentially work like this: each...

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