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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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2018-02-10 00:01 |

In an article published last week, the Chinese Academy of Sciences explained how it will share ‘big data’ satellite and computing technologies to help other nations manage China's massive development initiatives — its One Belt One Road, 21st Century Silk Road, and Polar Silk Road programs that will...

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2018-02-09 23:59 | Congratulations to John Innes who was elected an International Fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry.

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2018-02-09 14:58 | Listen. Do it at dusk. Then be quiet.

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2018-02-09 14:18 |

Film Length: 21:46 A new global network has been launched to combat and coordinate action against the frightening expansion plans of the aviation industry. The plans are driven by the super rich flying increasingly frequently to their tax havens – and if they go ahead there is no chance of stopping runaway climate change. Fortunately there is growing resistance everywhere from a coalition of local residents, environmentalists and trade unionists, determined to stop the plans while protecting...

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2018-02-09 13:00 | Forests are vital to our way of life, but they are under threat. Converted to agricultural land, cattle ranches and palm and soy plantations – but what is the solution? At PEFC, we believe we need to use our forests, but to use them responsibly. How can you help? Buy PEFC-certified...

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2018-02-09 10:47 | Bangkok, Thailand, 9 February 2017—A recent discovery of a dozen Tigers at a property in eastern Thailand serves as a reminder that Tiger farming is still a threat to Southeast Asia’s wild Tigers and an enforcement challenge for the region’s authorities.

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2018-02-09 10:26 | Deth Phouangmala, RECOFTC – Lao PDR Country Program One of RECOFTC’s core values revolves around engaging multiple actors in a participatory approach to sustainable community forestry, and here at Lao PDR Country Programme (LCP), we have had ample opportunity to prove the effectiveness of such an approach. In recent years, Lao PDR has seen an […]

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2018-02-09 03:58 |

Why top-down development in the Amazon requires a critical rethink

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2018-02-09 00:02 | The New York Declaration on Forests (NYDF) Global Platform is an engagement and collaboration platform dedicated to supporting and accelerating achievement of the goals of the New York Declaration of Forests. This webinar session will provide an overview of the NYDF and an opportunity to contribute to the development of its 2018 workplan. The session will discuss how best to catalyze achievement of the Declaration's 10 goals. The Secretariat for the NYDF Global Platform is provided by the UN...

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2018-02-08 22:01 | Hong Kong, 9 February 2018—A new TRAFFIC report reveals a thriving trade in poached South African abalone Haliotis midae in Hong Kong, where the marine mollusc is considered a delicacy in Cantonese cuisine. Over the last 20 years, the illegal harvest of abalone in South Africa has exceeded the legal quotas, with criminal networks poaching and smuggling wild abalone to Hong Kong, which imports about 90% of all dried South African abalone.

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2018-02-08 20:12 | Researchers are revealing the unexpected role that large-scale fires and high nitrogen deposition play in the ecology and biogeochemistry of these lush Central African forests.

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2018-02-08 19:30 | The Global SDG 7 Conference will focus on ‘Energizing the 2030 Agenda,’ and will aim to provide substantive input for the review of SDG 7 (affordable and clean energy) at HLPF 2018. We will keep an eye on this discussion as well as other preparations for the HLPF 2018 review of SDG 6, SDG 7, SDG 11, SDG 12, SDG 15 and SDG 17, as well as the ongoing voluntary national reviews that 48 countries are undertaking to set out their national planning to implement the SDGs.

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2018-02-08 17:10 |

Cynthia Foster, head of the Wildfire Planning and Preparedness Department at Texas A&M Forest Service received the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents Fellow Service Award on Wednesday, Feb. 7 at a presentation ceremony in College Station. 

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2018-02-08 16:42 | What factors shape the formation of a new urban forest? Researchers' survey of tree species diversity in the Salt Lake Valley found that diversity can be shaped by the species available in nurseries, the preferences of the homeowners, and even the tree selections of their neighbors.

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2018-02-08 16:00 | REDD+ should pay more attention to combating forest degradation, which is now the biggest cause of greenhouse gas emissions in tropical forests, according to ITTO’s Executive Director, Dr Gerhard Dieterle. Speaking at an international seminar in Tokyo, Japan, this week, Dr Dieterle said that directing REDD+ funds towards sustainable forest management (SFM) and sustainable value chains in the tropics could bring about a globally significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions not only in the...

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2018-02-08 11:58 |

Last week it emerged that a new draft regulation on the Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) certification scheme has been produced by the Government. In 2016, the Indonesian Government announced…

The post Backtracking on reform: how Indonesia’s Government is weakening its palm oil standards appeared first on...

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2018-02-08 11:48 | Everything in the Nordic countries is countable – and the Nordic Council of Ministers have done it! In the New report  there is statistics of demography, economics, labourmarket and – not least – bioeconomy. Did you know that the Nordic Council of Ministers develops an index of how dynamic the…

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2018-02-08 11:19 |

  At a meeting in Lombok, Indonesia, representatives of ASEAN working groups agreed to strengthen their collaboration to reduce risks and maximize security in the food, agriculture and forestry sectors The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is...

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2018-02-08 11:16 |

Activate Tairawhiti and Eastland Community Trust have jointly announced the sale of Prime Sawmill to New Zealand-owned Far East Sawmill, guaranteeing the creation of between 50 and 60 jobs at the Prime Wood Processing Centre of Excellence by April 2018.

Even more encouraging, Far East Sawmill is already in direct discussions with Juken over staff recruitment.

Eastland Community Trust...


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