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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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2014-09-22 11:17 | Andritz has received new order to supply a PrimeLineCOMPACT II tissue machine with steel Yankee to Guangdong Shaoneng Group’s facility at Shao Guan in Guangdong Province, China.

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2014-09-22 10:43 | Ecosystem Marketplace, 17 September 2014 | Marcelo Rocha and Peter Iversen are fixtures at climate talks. They co-chair the contact group focused on Land Use, Land-Use-Change, and Forestry (LULUCF), and both represent their respective countries – Rocha for Brazil and Iversen for Denmark – on various land-use issues. Throughout October, they will be hosting a series of webinars designed to bring people up to speed on the state of land-use negotiations under the United Nations Framework...

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2014-09-22 10:36 | By Hasyim Widhiarto, The Jakarta Post, 11 September 2014 | A Malaysian manager at plantation firm PT ADEI Plantation and Industry, a unit of Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad, was found guilty on Tuesday of causing forest fires in Riau last year that led to haze choking neighboring Singapore and Malaysia. The Pelalawan District Court in Riau sentenced ADEI general manager Danesuvaran KR Singam to a year in prison and the option of paying Rp 2 billion (US$168,800) or serving an additional...

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2014-09-22 10:33 | Stabroek News, 20 September 2014 | Guyana has recorded a decrease in the rate of deforestation for last year and the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment is crediting new technology and more responsible and low-impact mining practices. The Ministry yesterday announced that the deforestation rate fell from 0.079% for 2012 to 0.068% for 2013, according to interim results from the 4th Annual Assessment of Deforestation and Forest Degradation under the Monitoring Reporting and...

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2014-09-22 10:18 |

Louis Verchot and Peter Howson call for moves on deforestation emissions

The post Imperative: Regain momentum in reducing deforestation emissions appeared first on Forests Climate Change.

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2014-09-22 09:41 | Stabroek News, 21 September 2014 | Concerned at the granting of land for various reasons including large tracts of forest to controversial logging company Baishanlin and others, three North Rupununi communities have applied for extensions to their land. “We have been using these lands and waters for hundreds of years. We feel pain when we see the government giving our land to the foreign logging companies. We feel hurt when government will not give us the indigenous people our land title,” one...

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2014-09-22 09:40 | By Susan Minnemeyer, Andika Putraditama, James Anderson, Nigel Sizer and Cecelia Song, World Resources Institute, 18 September 2014 | Earlier this week, Indonesia’s parliament ratified the ASEAN Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution—12 years after first signing the agreement to reduce haze pollution from land and forest fires in Southeast Asia. The ratification of the treaty, combined with Singapore’s new Transboundary Haze Pollution Act, sends a clear and overdue signal that illegal land...

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2014-09-22 09:39 | Stabroek News, 21 September 2014 | Head of the National Toshaos Council Derrick John says that Amerindian leaders from across the country will soon discuss a proposed action by miners to challenge the Amerindian Land Titling (ALT) project in court and they would likely ask President Donald Ramotar to intervene. “We are concerned,” John told Stabroek News yesterday. “If they do challenge the project, it would not be fair.” He echoed statements by representatives of Amerindian non-governmental...

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2014-09-22 09:37 | Stabroek News, 20 September 2014 | Over 160 Amerindian communities are expected to benefit from access to funding to support their development with the signing of a $1.3 billion agreement between the government and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Thursday. Minister of Finance Dr. Ashni Singh, Minister of Amerindian Affairs Pauline Sukhai and UNDP Resident Representative and UN Coordinator Khadija Musa signed the agreement at the Guyana International Conference Centre to...

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2014-09-22 09:36 | By Mark Kinver, BBC News, 19 September 2014 | Recognising the land rights of local people could provide cost-effective protection for many of the world's tropical forests, a report says. But existing initiatives to tackle deforestation were poorly suited to deal with the issue, it added. However, there was an "unprecedented opportunity" to act as more nations were willing to acknowledge indigenous peoples' right to own and control land. The report will be presented at the World Conference on...

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2014-09-22 09:35 | By Michael Wolosin, Climate Advisers, 20 September 2014 | An OpEd in today’s New York Times by Yale professor of atmospheric chemistry Nadine Unger starts with the headline “To Save the Planet, Don’t Plant Trees.” The article claims that – contrary to both conventional wisdom and the scientific consensus – planting trees and conserving forests is not an effective solution to climate change. While the headline is eye-catching, and attacking conventional wisdom can attract an editor’s attention,...

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2014-09-22 09:34 | By Nadine Unger, New York Times, 19 September 2014 | As international leaders gather in New York next week for a United Nations climate summit, they will be preoccupied with how to tackle the rising rate of carbon emissions. To mitigate the crisis, one measure they are likely to promote is reducing deforestation and planting trees. A landmark deal to support sustainable forestry was a heralded success story of the last international climate talks, in Warsaw last year. Western nations, including...

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2014-09-22 09:15 | Juha Vanhainen , Executive Vice President, Energy, Logistics, Business Information Services and Wood Supply Operations in Finland and Sweden, will leave his position at Stora Enso as of 15 March 2015. He will take up the position of CEO with the Finnish food company Apetit Plc.

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2014-09-22 09:15 | European recycled board manufacturer, WEIG-Karton, had appointed Voith to rebuild disk filters at its plant in Mayen, Germany.

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2014-09-22 08:37 | IISD Reporting Services (IISD RS) has covered the ninth meeting of the Open-ended Working Group of the Basel Convention (OEWG 9), from 16 to 19 September 2014, from Geneva, Switzerland. Available in ENB Mobile at: http://enb.iisd.mobi/basel-oewg9/

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2014-09-22 07:00 | New York Times: John D. Rockefeller built a vast fortune on oil. Now his heirs are abandoning fossil fuels. The family whose legendary wealth flowed from Standard Oil is planning to announce on Monday that its $860 million philanthropic organization, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, is joining the divestment movement that began a couple years ago on college campuses. The announcement, timed to precede Tuesday’s opening of the United Nations climate change summit meeting in New York City, is...

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2014-09-22 06:33 |

The World Agroforestry Centre is holding two important events on the sidelines to the Conference of the Parties (COP 12) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) which will take place in Pye

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2014-09-22 06:16 |

Last week, Nadine Unger, an assistant professor at Yale University, published an opinion piece in The New York Times stating that the way to save the planet was to not plant trees. This opinion was wrong at so many levels that it is hard to cover them all here. There are many reasons why we need... Read more

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2014-09-22 05:19 | Politico: Al Gore, Leonardo DiCaprio and U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon joined a larger-than-expected throng of activists, scientists, students and elected officials who took to New York City's streets Sunday for a massive march meant to sound the alarm about climate change. Organizers initially estimated that the march had drawn 310,000 people, then raised that estimate to nearly 400,000 -- far exceeding their projections of 100,000 attendees and making the procession through midtown...

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2014-09-22 04:16 |
When spring arrives, we rejoice as leaves begin to unfold on trees and flowers boom. For some trees, however, this normal sequence is reversed and they produce flowers before their leaves have developed. Researchers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the World Agroforestry Centre have been hoping to...

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