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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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2017-10-19 00:02 | New Zealand’s northern iwi welcome a call to re-establish a Forestry Service, saying more investment should be put into processing the wood. Source: Radio New Zealand Winston Peters has revealed one of New Zealand First’s priorities for coalition talks is the future of forestry, saying a new government must safeguard wood supply by creating a Forest Service, a long-term plan, new state forests and possibly a local quota system like Canada’s. The policy to ensure the supply of raw...

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2017-10-19 00:00 | Researchers funded by timber companies and the Federal Government plan to create new business models to boost Australia’s wood stocks, using farmland. Source: The Weekly Times But the sector’s chequered history with investment models, and lack of clear government policy means gaining farmers’ trust to sign up to new, farm forestry programs would be a significant hurdle. This is according to researchers, consultants and farmers. Professor Rod Keenan, project leader of the University of Melbourne...

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2017-10-18 23:59 | WA Environment Minister Stephen Dawson said the release of the Barrabup Forest assessment report marked the end of the review process, despite concerns warning against the new procedure used to identify old growth. Source: Busselton Mail Documents, requested by South West MP Diane Evers, included emails between the director of the Conservation and Parks Commission and a bureaucrat in the Department of Parks and Wildlife. The emails discussed draft procedures to determine which areas of WA’s...

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2017-10-18 23:57 | A world-first DNA feat by New Zealand scientists could boost the way we grow the star species of our plantation forests. Source: The New Zealand Herald By completing a draft assembly of the radiata pine’s genetic make-up, or genome, researchers at Crown research institute Scion have opened the door to a new era of precision forestry for the critically important species. The genome assembly began in 2013 and was completed last month, using the Rotorua based institute’s newly acquired...

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2017-10-18 22:27 |

The Options Assessment Framework tool is provided on an "open source" basis to help policy makers assess their country's readiness for REDD+ benefit sharing mechanisms.

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2017-10-18 19:14 |

Every two years the European Paper Recycling Council (EPRC) rewards the best, brightest and most innovative paper recycling projects from across the continent with the prestigious European Paper Recycling Award. This year’s award ceremony, which took place on October 18, is jointly hosted by MEP...

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2017-10-18 17:35 | A new study examined the relationship between the availability of nature near city dwellers' homes and their brain health. Its findings are relevant for urban planners among others.

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2017-10-18 15:02 | Sprawling mining operations in Brazil have caused roughly 10 percent of all Amazon rainforest deforestation between 2005 and 2015 -- much higher than previous estimates -- says the first comprehensive study of mining deforestation in the iconic tropical rainforest. Surprisingly, the majority of mining deforestation (a full 90%) occurred outside the mining leases granted by Brazil's government, the new study finds.

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2017-10-18 12:45 | Community forests play an important role within Indonesia. Covering just 2.3 million hectares, these forests support the livelihoods of more than 3.4 million households. The Indonesian national forest certification system achieved PEFC endorsement in 2014, and since then, more than 3 million...

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2017-10-18 03:00 |

Researchers look at challenges and solutions facing smallholders

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2017-10-17 22:36 | Newly published research focuses on the link between cocoa exports and deforestation in developing nations.

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2017-10-17 21:31 | Conservationists can be 'cautiously optimistic' about the prospect of sustainable subsistence hunting by Amazonian communities, according to new research. The research team spent over a year working with 60 Amazonian communities and hiked for miles through trackless forests to deploy nearly 400 motion-activated camera traps -- in a bid to understand which species are depleted by hunting and where.

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2017-10-17 21:29 | With warm, dry summers comes a deadly caveat for the western United States: wildfires. Scientists say the hot, dry climates found west of the Mississippi, along with decades of fire suppression efforts, are creating a devastating and destructive combination -- leading to fires like the ones currently burning in California. Now, new research is giving forest and fire management teams across the country the upper hand in reducing the severity of these events.

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2017-10-17 20:41 | By Susan Minnemeyer and Octavia Payne The wind-fueled fires that swept across Northern California last week, which resulted in at least 41 deaths (the largest death toll from fires in California’s history), hundreds missing and roughly 75,000 evacuated, are among the worst the state’s seen, according to active fire alerts produced by NASA and available […]

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2017-10-17 20:34 |

To explore the uses and design possibilities of mass timber, the University of Oregon architecture program is combining efforts with Oregon State University’s forestry and engineering programs to create the Tallwood Design Institute.(more)

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2017-10-17 20:24 |

"We really don't have the capacity in most places to do the work at anything like the scale needed," said John Bailey, an Oregon State University professor of silviculture and fire management.(more)

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2017-10-17 19:16 | Delegates at the 44th session of the Committee on World Food Security raised concerns that world is not on track towards achieving SDG 2 and other targets of the 2030 Agenda relating to food security and nutrition. The meeting also adopted recommendations for policy convergence sustainable forestry, women empowerment, and urbanization and rural transformation in relation to food security and nutrition.

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2017-10-17 19:01 | HLPF 2018 will take place from 9-18 July 2018, at UN Headquarters in New York, US. The meeting will address the theme, 'Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies'.

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2017-10-17 18:09 | The joint 75th session of COFFI and EFC addressed, among other things: global forest policy matters; regional cooperation; the 70th anniversary of the UNECE/FAO partnership; and an Integrated Programme of Work 2018-2021. During a High-Level meeting at the opening of Las2017, speakers highlighted interconnections among efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and combat the degradation of water quality, forests and biodiversity.

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