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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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2016-05-03 11:59 |

If you give women a voice in the management of forests and fisheries, you get better outcomes for both people and nature.

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2016-05-03 11:47 | Graz, Austria, May 2,2016--The new drum pulper processes various recycled fiber materials and is designed for a feed capacity of 120 t/d. It has replaced an existing conventional pulper in order to raise the pulp quality for production of premium tissue products. The scope of supply also included engineering services as well as installation supervision, start-up, and commissioning support.

ISMA 2000 produces its environmentally-friendly tissue papers - sold under the name Ismax...

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2016-05-03 11:40 | FEDERAL WAY, Wash., May 2, 2016 -- Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE: WY) today announced an agreement to sell its Cellulose Fibers pulp mills to International Paper for $2.2 billion in cash. Weyerhaeuser expects to use a substantial portion of the estimated $1.6 billion after-tax proceeds for repayment of term loans issued in conjunction with the company's previously announced $2.5 billion share repurchase program.

The transaction includes five pulp mills located in Columbus, Miss.;...

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2016-05-03 10:05 | As far back as a hundred years ago, a nature reserve in Southern Finland, called Sveitsi (Switzerland) was famous for […]

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2016-05-03 07:00 |

For Aberdeenshire 47 golf courses isn’t enough – even if the 48th, designed by Jack Nicklaus, destroys a woodland refuge of red squirrels and pine martens

“If there is any larceny in a man,” said the American sportswriter Paul Gallico, “golf will bring it out.” James Bond ruthlessly exposed this when he took on Goldfinger (and Oddjob the caddy) in the most gripping round of fictional golf ever played and discovered the...

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2016-05-03 06:16 |

Man-made climate change and large-scale alteration of the landscape are affecting the planet and the ecosystem services upon which humans depend.  These alterations include loss of forests that were once large carbon sinks, loss of pollination services provided by bees, loss of ecosystem resilience in the face of natural disasters, and many others. While ecologists […]

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2016-05-03 03:26 |

We all hear that the rainforests have to be saved and that we are doing serious damage to them.

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2016-05-03 00:00 |

Editorial by René Castro Salazar, Assistant Director-General, of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

This week (2-7 May) sees the first international conference on the Great Green Wall, to be held in Dakar, Senegal. The Great Green Wall for the Sahara and the Sahel Initiative brings together more than 20 African countries, development partners, research institutes and international, civil society...

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2016-05-03 00:00 |

Expanding Africa's Great Green Wall Land restoration in northern Niger is making degraded areas productive again, providing economic opportunities in a region where migration has become a tradition. Now, under FAO’s Action Against Desertification programme, these efforts are being expanded to six African countries. This success shows that land degradation around the Sahara is not yet irreversible.

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2016-05-02 23:58 |

The Canadian forest products industry is pledging to help Canada move to a low-carbon economy by removing 30 megatonnes (MT) of CO2 per year by 2030 — more than 13% of the Canadian government’s emissions target.

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2016-05-02 23:53 |

The Jasper Local has posted a story featuring Gord Stenhouse and his work with the Grizzly Bear Program. The article features detailed information about our research and results, along with several quotes from Gord.

Read the story...

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2016-05-02 23:52 | Emerging biomass conversion technologies, such as small scale mobile biochar or pyrolysis/torrefaction machines, aim to use forest residues left after extracting merchantable timber from timber harvest or fuel reduction thinning operations. The residues generated from these operations typically produce low quality feedstock which may not be suitable for new biomass conversion technologies. In an effort […]

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2016-05-02 23:00 |

California officials say they will seek more than $90 million in firefighting costs from Pacific Gas & Electric Co. after finding that a deadly 2015 fire was sparked by a tree that came into contact with a power line.

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2016-05-02 22:53 |

Caribou Program lead Laura Finnegan took the WhistleStop Productions crew out into caribou habitat last week to provide expert commentary and help them get footage for their Wild Rockies TV project.

The field tour was a good opportunity for Laura raise awareness of the Caribou Program's work through several on-camera interviews. She was also...

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2016-05-02 22:52 |

Oregon State has opened a forests exhibit at the Valley Library.

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2016-05-02 20:23 | Timber harvesting can cause both short- and long-term changes in forest ecosystem functions, and scientists from USDA Forest Service (USDA FS) have been studying these processes for many years. Biomass and bioenergy markets alter the amount, type, and frequency at which material is harvested, which in turn has similar yet specific impacts on sustainable productivity. […]

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2016-05-02 19:17 | Imagine a tapestry of green landscapes around the Sahara desert – a wall not of concrete or wire to keep anyone in or out, but of forests, pastures and crops to provide food, income and a real future for communities threatened by climate change. An extraordinary initiative is taking shape across the Sahel and the Sahara – Africa's Great Green Wall.

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2016-05-02 19:13 | In the Paris Agreement, agreed upon by 195 UN Member States in December 2015, countries agreed to make “finance flows consistent with a pathway towards low greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and climate-resilient development.” Developing countries will receive financial resources for both mitigation and adaptation actions, while developed countries are expected to continue to lead in mobilizing climate finance from a variety of sources, with public funds playing a significant role in reaching the...

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2016-05-02 15:22 |

With the 5th ICP Forests Scientific Conference in Luxembourg on May 11-12, 2016 approaching soon, I am happy to announce that the Book of Abstracts is now available online.

With best…

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2016-05-02 12:53 | REDD-Monitor’s links to news on forests, climate change and REDD. Links are organised by date with the most recent first. For regular updates, visit REDD-Monitor’s “REDD in the news” page, or follow @reddmonitor on Twitter.   [Sierra Leone] Jailed for resisting Big Palm Oil: release the MALOA Six! Rainforest Rescue, … read more...

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