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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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2017-09-21 19:30 | The UNFCCC Secretariat has released three reports on the individual reviews of the annual submissions of Portugal, submitted in 2015 and 2016, and the Russian Federation, submitted in 2016. It has also published a report on the review of the report to facilitate the calculation of the assigned amount for CP2 for Portugal, a summary report on the technical analysis of Jamaica’ s first BUR and report on the technical assessment of the proposed FREL for Ethiopia in 2016. The Compliance Committee...

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2017-09-21 15:43 | The interconnection of forests and people goes beyond forest management and forest products. This was dramatically illustrated during 2015 floods in Malawi when people climbed trees and were thereby saved from floods that killed over a hundred people in Traditional Authority Mlolo of the Nsanje District. The role of trees in saving lives goes beyond […]

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2017-09-21 13:28 |

Production cost margins for sawmills in Brazil, Russia and Finland have fallen during the first half of 2017, while they increased to their second highest level in 13 years in the US South in the 2Q/17, according to the Wood Resource Quarterly

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The sawmill margins to cover non-wood costs and profits have been squeezed in a number of countries in the first half of 2017 because of relatively higher raw-material costs and lower lumber...

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2017-09-21 12:22 |

To mark this international day of struggle against monoculture tree plantations, we are publishing a striking photo essay about the role of eucalyptus plantations in Portugal’s awful forest fires, as well as an opinion article in the Ecologist Magazine...

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2017-09-21 11:50 | The IUFRO-EFI Young Scientists Initiative (YSI) is the latest collaboration between IUFRO and the European Forest Institute (EFI) and will offer 5 grants for short scientific visits starting from 2018.

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2017-09-21 11:34 | In connection with the assembly a series of events will be organised during the week of 13 to 17 November […]

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2017-09-21 10:13 | The first fibres made of recycled cotton have been produced at the pilot factory of VTT Technical Research Centre of […]

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2017-09-21 09:00 |

Forests are of crucial importance for Natura 2000, the EU-wide ecological network of protected areas. Nearly 25% of the total forest area in the EU is part of the network, but knowledge about how Natura 2000 is implemented in forests, and its effects on biodiversity, forest management and other land uses across the EU is fragmented.

The new What Science Can Tell Us Study from EFI, ‘Natura 2000 and forests: Assessing the state of implementation and effectiveness’, bridges...

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2017-09-21 03:00 | Viet Nam, 21st September 2017—A new study warns that Viet Nam’s sizeable trade in wild birds is going unchecked and could harm wild populations if not managed.

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2017-09-21 02:01 | Donald Trump’s policy on trade since becoming president has been all about putting “America First” but in one corner of the commodity world, his actions are having the opposite effect. Source: Bloomberg In a move intended to protect the domestic lumber industry, the US slapped duties of as much as 31% on imports of timber from Canada, which supplies more than a quarter of what American builders use each year. Prices surged, increasing costs for American buyers and boosting profit for Canadian...

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2017-09-21 02:00 |

New book launched at IUFRO Congress

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2017-09-21 02:00 | With a number of coal-fired power stations tipped to close over the next decade, the Queensland timber industry says it could help alleviate any energy shortages by producing green fuel from its waste but is being held back by a lack of government incentives. Source: ABC Rural About one million tonnes of wood waste is generated in the state every year and Timber Queensland CEO Mick Stephens said that amount of bio-fuel has the potential to create about 100 megawatts of baseload power. “...

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2017-09-21 01:59 | Environment Southland, New Zealand has expressed concern that forestry operators will be allowed to operate at lower environmental standards than others, under new government rules. Source: The Southland Times A report to an Environment Southland meeting says a national environmental standard for plantation forestry was enacted in July and will come into force next May. The national standard covers all activities relating to plantation forestry including earthworks, river crossings and...

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2017-09-21 01:57 | Scion’s Dr Tim Payn, is the first Chair of Sustainable Forestry for the Bay of Plenty and South Waikato regions. Source: Timberbiz This new role is the product of a forestry science and education partnership in the central North Island between Scion and Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology. The partnership between the two institutes will strengthen Scion’s linkages with tertiary institutions throughout New Zealand and cement Scion’s position as a key player in the Bay of Connections economic...

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2017-09-21 01:57 | New Zealand elections always bring together some novel alliances. The 2017 Election to be held on 23 September is no exception on this front for WPMA. Source: Timberbiz For this general election the Wood Processors and Manufacturers Association of New Zealand (WPMA) has worked up an alliance between the wood, metals, plastics and manufacturing exporters’ associations to deliver a joint policy position to all political parties. While there is a diversity in the materials that form the core...

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2017-09-21 01:54 | A South Gippsland landowner has offered to buy state forest to prevent the timber being harvested by Victorian Government owned logging company VicForests. Source: ABC News Jon Wood runs beef cattle on the edge of the intended harvest area at Mirboo North in eastern Victoria, and said harvesting the logs would reduce land value. VicForests has outlined plans to harvest up to 50 hectares of timber near the town. “It’s a tiny little precinct of a biodiverse eucalypt forest, in a...

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2017-09-21 01:54 | Local timber workers are waiting at the ready to deliver Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s vision for a stronger timber industry, according to Deniliquin’s Gulpa Sawmill owner Ben Danckert. Source: Deniliquin Pastoral Times Mr Danckert, who is chair of The Nationals’ Red Gum branch, said all the industry needs is access to the forests which had supplied commercial timber for generations. The former Moira and Millewa state forests surrounding Deniliquin and Mathoura were converted to the Murray...

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2017-09-21 01:53 | Taxpayers are forking out at least $40 million to buy the beleaguered Heyfield timber mill in Gippsland, with the existing management becoming a shareholder along with the Victorian Government. Source: ABC News The Government has finally signed a deal to buy the business, after Premier Daniel Andrews made the extraordinary decision to buy the mill in July. Under the arrangement, Australian Sustainable Hardwoods will continue to operate under the ownership of the Government and a shareholder...

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2017-09-20 19:17 | Forest fires in Southeast Asia during the El Niño droughts of 2015 caused considerable disruption to the biodiversity of the region due to the smoke-induced 'haze' they created, according to new research.

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