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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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2014-04-24 20:00 | ANTARA News, 18 April 2014 | The Terra and Aqua Satellites have detected 40 hotspots located in Sumatra Island, which were mostly found in Riau Province that had reached 20 areas. According to the Riau Regional Disaster Mitigation Agency received here on Friday, the total hotspots that are found in Riau have increased 100 percent. The agency noted that the hotspots are spread across eight districts and cities of Riau Province, which are mostly located in Dumai city and has reached five sites....

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2014-04-24 19:59 | The Jakarta Post, 17 April 2014 | Climate change experts have said that stronger law enforcement was needed to prevent future disastrous wildfires in susceptible areas such as the peatlands of Riau, Sumatra. Data from the World Resource Institute (WRI) shows that in Riau there were around 3,101 high confidence fire alerts from Feb. 20 to March 11, 2014. As a comparison, the province saw 2,643 fire alerts from June 13 to June 30 last year. From March 2013 to March 2014, 52 percent of all fire...

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2014-04-24 19:52 | World Bank, April 2014 | In December 2013, the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) Carbon Fund's Methodological Framework was approved by Carbon Fund Participants. It will guide the development of large-scale REDD+ programs aimed to protect tropical forests and enhance the livelihoods of local communities. The Methodological Framework is a set of 37 criteria and related indicators (C&I), associated with five major aspects of Emission Reductions Programs: level of ambition, carbon...

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2014-04-24 13:59 | The Himalayan Times, 18 April 2014 | Nepal has made new headway in the REDD+ readiness process with the approval of its Emission Reductions Project Idea Note (ER-PIN) at the Carbon Fund’s Ninth Meeting (CF9) organised by the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility under the World Bank in Brussels, Belgium earlier this week... According to WWF Nepal, this initiative opens new horizons in REDD+ readiness for Nepal with the potential to bring additional resources of up to US$ 70 million for the Tarai...

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2014-04-24 13:57 | By Ed King, RTCC, 17 April 2014 | Brazil wants owners of UN carbon credits to donate them to the organisers of this year’s World Cup, offsetting the tournament’s emissions in return for free publicity. The government hopes that up to a million credits known as certified emission reductions (CERs) from the UN’s Clean Development Mechanism will be made available. All donated credits must originate from Brazilian CDM projects. If realised, this would be equal to taking 30,000 cars off the road. UN...

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2014-04-24 13:53 | By Mary Gallagher, The Guardian, 17 April 2014 | While attention in the sector has recently been focused on the IPCC's latest report on climate change, in Sudan women have been quietly making breakthroughs by issuing the country's first carbon credits. In a country blighted by conflict and drought, the Women's Development Association Network (WDAN) representing over 50,000 women in Sudan, is driving economic growth and reversing deforestation. The town of El Fasher, the capital of the North...

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2014-04-24 13:51 | Radio New Zealand News, 17 April 2014 | A collective of tribal leaders has failed to convince the Government to boost the price of carbon credits. The value of the units has collapsed, and the iwi leadership group on climate change wants the rate to go up. The credits are sold and bought under the emissions trading scheme, which was set up to encourage the growing of trees to absorb carbon dioxide. Tribal spokesperson Chris Karamea Insley told an energy conference they had proposed to Prime...

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2014-04-24 13:50 | eKantipur.com, 17 April 2014 | Nepal has been selected as one of the four countries for promoting forest conservation by controlling deforestation and degradation as well as profiting off forest carbon stocks. During the ninth meeting of Carbon Fund set up under the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) and implemented by the World Bank (WB) from April 9 to April 11 in Belgium, Nepal was chosen as one of four countries best suitable for results-based payment system for Reducing Emissions...

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2014-04-24 13:47 | Law360, 15 April 2014 | The European Commission will invest about €2 billion in carbon capture and storage projects, using money it raised under a carbon allowances sale scheme, the European Investment Bank said Tuesday. The EIB sold 200 million allowances in the NER300 scheme by late 2011 and finished selling the remaining 100 million allowances last week. Gross sales from this second phase added up to about €548 million, the EIB reported. Combined with prior proceeds, the money will fund...

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2014-04-24 13:45 | By Marcelo Teiceira, Reuters, 16 April 2014 | Brazil, looking to offset the carbon emissions generated by construction, travel and other activities related to hosting the 2014 Soccer World Cup, said on Tuesday it wants holders of United Nations-backed carbon credits to swap them for publicity during the games. The World Cup begins June 12 and Brazil's Environment Ministry said it has launched a program to convince owners of credits to exchange them for publicity in official documents of the...

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2014-04-24 13:44 | The Jakarta Post, 14 April 2014 | An incentive program to reduce carbon emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, or REDD+, risks losing momentum over issues of land tenure and economic viability, a new study has revealed. Researchers said in the study that the challenges were surmountable and a binding international climate agreement could go a long way in bolstering prospects of the REDD+ program to mitigate climate impacts. The study titled “The Challenge of Establishing REDD+ on...

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2014-04-24 13:42 | Forests Policy & Practice (IISD), April 2014 | The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has released a report analyzing the implementation of REDD+ in six countries. 'The challenges of establishing REDD+ on the ground' covers 23 sub-national programmes, concluding that the greatest challenges facing REDD+ implementation are inadequate economic incentives coupled with insecure land tenure and use rights. The report features case studies from Brazil, Cameroon, Indonesia, Peru,...

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2014-04-24 13:33 | Reuters, 14 April 2014 | Japan and Cambodia have signed a deal for Japanese companies to earn carbon credits by paying for greenhouse gas emission cuts in Cambodia, in Japan's eleventh two-way programme of this type. The programme, known as the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM), lets Japan use cheap international emissions cuts to satisfy domestic targets, despite spurning an opportunity to sign up for new binding targets under the U.N. Kyoto Protocol. Japan has been increasingly relying on...

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2014-04-24 13:30 | Analytica Bio-Energy Corp. press release, 14 April 2014 | Analytica Bio-Energy Corp. (OTCQB: ABEC) announced today the engagement of Green Giant Venture Fund as part of the Company's plans to develop and forward sell Carbon Credits. Green Giant is a leading broker in the global Carbon Credits market. Green Giant Venture Fund will develop these credits and the required documentation for ABEC. Green Giant Venture Fund will also seek to secure multiple forward sale offers of these Credits on...

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2014-04-24 13:30 | First quarter financial performance impacted by adverse weather conditions (All financial information is in U.S. dollars, and all earnings per share results are diluted, unless otherwise noted.)...

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2014-04-24 12:33 | April 23, 2014 --Metsä Fibre, part of Metsä Group, is planning to build a bio-product mill in the existing mill area in Äänekoski, Finland. When materialized, the approximately EUR 1.1 billion investment would be the largest ever investment in the forest industry in Finland...

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2014-04-24 12:32 | International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Middle East Paper Co. (MEPCO), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, to upgrade three paper machines...

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2014-04-24 12:27 |

 

As part of the national observance of Earth Day, the U.S. Forest Service has announced that it is seeking proposals that expand wood energy use and support responsible forest management. Also , the Forest Service released a Wood Energy Financial App for use by community and business leaders seeking to replace fossil fuel with wood energy.

“USDA through the Forest Service is supporting development of wood energy projects that promote sound forest...

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2014-04-24 12:25 | Norske Skog continues to strengthen operations in a difficult market. Capacity utilisation in the first quarter remained high at 91% showing the competitiveness of the business units...

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2014-04-24 12:22 | Helsinki, Finland --Stora Enso Chief Executive Officer Jouko Karvinen has expressed a desire to leave his position after heading the Company for seven years...

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