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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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2017-12-08 00:00 |

More than 150 representatives from mountain countries, intergovernmental organizations and civil society will endorse concrete measures and policies to strengthen the resilience of mountain people and environments in the face of climate change during meetings at FAO Headquarters in Rome next week.

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2017-12-07 20:15 | During the month of November, a number of large development projects with climate resilience benefits were approved by MDBs. Support was also confirmed to support disaster risk resilience and recovery in small island states. The UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn served as a launchpad for a number of new funding and project launch announcements.

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2017-12-07 20:10 | The Long-Range Energy Alternatives Planning tool was updated with several new functions, including an Integrated Benefits Calculator to assess impacts of emissions reductions for the climate, health and crops. Launched during the 3rd session of the UN Environment Assembly, the tool can now also account for the effects of land use change, including deforestation, reforestation and agricultural expansion. The enhanced tool enables users to estimate impacts of mitigation strategies without expert...

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2017-12-07 16:57 |

This brief is part of a series about PROFOR’s Forest-Smart programs, which identify opportunities and promote solutions for mutual benefit across sectors.

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2017-12-07 15:50 | Freshwater resources are critical to both human civilization and natural ecosystems, but researchers have discovered that changes to ground vegetation can have as much of an impact on global water resources as climate change.

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2017-12-07 13:50 | A brief story about two interesting side-events at UNEA3. by Max Krombholz, UNEA-3 Delegate The first panel was the hosted by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Observation, Building and Nuclear Safety with the topic tackling air pollution – challenges for government and industry. After Mr. Jochen Flasbarthan gave an interesting introduction to …...

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2017-12-07 13:38 |

Conifex El Dorado, Inc. of El Dorado, Arkansas, joins Southern Forest Products Association (SFPA) as a new lumber manufacturer member.

To further diversify the company’s product and geographic reach, Conifex has upgraded and restarted an idled sawmill complex in El Dorado, with an estimated annual capacity of 180 million board feet.

Established in 2008, Conifex manufactures softwood lumber products primarily for North American and Asian markets

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2017-12-07 13:24 |

Ponsse UK Ltd, a subsidiary of Ponsse Plc, has opened its new facility in Annan, Scotland.

“The new premises are specifically designed for servicing forestry equipment, and will enable a good customer service and growth in the future as well,” says Ponsse UK’s managing director Gary Glendinning.

In the new premises, four machines can be serviced at the same time. As well as spare part sales and warehousing, the service centre has training facilities for customer, driver and...

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2017-12-07 13:10 |

The Steico Group takes second production line for laminated veneer lumber at its plant in Czarna Woda in Poland. Installing the second production line has doubled LVL production capacity to around 160,000 cbm/a.

The new LVL2 line will be run 24/7 using four shifts and will mostly be used to produce flange material for Steico’s Ijoists.

Last but not least, Steico expects that the use of bark and production residues to produce energy will allow the majority of production heat and...

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2017-12-07 12:59 |

JSC “Kata” modernizes sawline at the company’s sawmill in Ust-Ilimsk, Russia. Existing log edger will be replaced by a QSS-700L, where up to 4 settable boards can be sawn. Each board can be cut to various thicknesses for optimized value.

The secondary breakdown will be completed with a profiler where 2 boards can be cut in the cant.
The project will take place in the spring 2018.

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2017-12-07 12:39 | Under EU-funded project “The Amur Coalition for Participatory Governance over Natural Resources”, CTFC has participated in two seminars on honey and medicinal and aromatic plants in Ussuriysk, Primorsky province, in the Russian Far East and with the participation of local producers, academicians, government and other stakeholders. The project is working […]

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2017-12-07 12:32 | This book chapter, written by Focali members Javier Godar and Toby Gardner together with other members of the Trase team, outlines steps to facilitate implementation of supply chains free of deforestation. One key challenge is transparency; seeing who trades forest-risk commodities and when and where they do so. Here, Trase could be part of the solution.

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2017-12-07 12:27 |

Drax Biomass Inc. (DBI) began start up production at its newest facility, LaSalle BioEnergy in Urania, Louisiana. The wood pellet manufacturing facility, which is roughly 160 miles northwest of Baton Rouge can produce approximately 450,000 metric tons of wood pellets per year. LaSalle BioEnergy will employee approximately 78 employees and is the third pellet plant in DBI’s portfolio.

A series of upgrades and repairs have been ongoing at the plant since the acquisition in early April...

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2017-12-07 11:16 | PEFC invites stakeholders around the world to comment on the South African national forest certification system, following its submission to PEFC for endorsement. To give your feedback, head to our Online Consultation Tool. The South African Forestry Assurance Scheme (SAFAS) is one of our newest...

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2017-12-07 07:00 |

Dr. Hans Friederich will serve another three-year term as Director General of INBAR. At its Tenth Meeting in November, the INBAR Council unanimously accepted the Board of Trustees’ proposal to appoint Dr. Hans Friederich, Director General of INBAR, for a second three-year term ending in 2020. Dr. Friederich joined INBAR as Director in 2014. During […]

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2017-12-07 06:59 |

Farmers in Java and Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia lack information on teak cultivation and non-timber forest products, leaving them with inadequate skills to improve their livelihoods.   By Enggar Paramita*   Aside from irrigated rice, horticulture and plantation crops, both...

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2017-12-07 06:37 |

On Wednesday 6 December, INBAR was delighted to welcome Hon. Mereseini Vuniwaqa, Fiji’s Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation. Minister Vuniwaqa and a delegation – which included Dr. Josefa Koroivueta, the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary; Dr. Maria Doton, President of the Ba Women’s Forums; as well as representatives from the Embassy of Fiji in Beijing […]

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2017-12-07 06:00 |

The 21st meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA-21) and the 10th meeting of the Ad Hoc Open-ended Working Group on Article 8(j) and Related Provisions (WG8(j)-10) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will be held 11-16 December 2017, in Montréal, Canada. SBSTTA-21 and WG8(j)-10 will consider issues ranging from the Global Biodiversity Outlook and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to the Plan of Action on Customary...

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2017-12-07 04:32 |

Bamboo plays an important role supporting climate action and addressing UN SDGs. Recently, innovative uses of bamboo see it being used for infrastructural purposes such as pipelines, pre-fabricated housing, and carriages of high-speed trains. Read the full story here 

The post Opening the Bamboo Curtain appeared first on INBAR.

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2017-12-07 00:24 | Some college students in Maine are stepping outside their classrooms and back into the woods. Following the footsteps of the forest workers before them, they’re among a new wave of loggers, who are trading in axes for high tech machines. Source: CBS News In East Millinocket, Maine, industry leaders hope these graduates can return the logging industry to its glory days. “We are in beautiful downtown TA-R7,” says Donald Burr, the head coordinator of the Mechanized Logging...


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