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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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2018-06-18 00:00 |

The bioeconomy of the world’s mountains will be under discussion at the 2018 International Programme on Research and Training on Sustainable Management of Mountain Areas (IPROMO) in Ormea and Pieve Tesino, Italy, from 18 June to 2 July.


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2018-06-18 00:00 |

On World Day to Combat Desertification, FAO will begin testing its new, interactive Drylands Restoration Initiatives Platform (DRIP) that aims to capture, evaluate and share knowledge and lessons learned about dryland restoration.


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2018-06-15 17:30 | June 15, 2018, Ottawa, Ont. - The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) welcomes the diverse voices calling for action on protected areas in today’s public release of Canada’s Conservation Vision: A Report of the National Advisory Panel.

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2018-06-15 15:48 | A massive world-wide study of dry riverbeds has found they're contributing more carbon emissions than previously thought, and this could help scientists better understand how to fight climate change.

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2018-06-15 11:28 |

One of the world’s most renowned figures in timber durability and protection, Professor Jeff Morrell of Oregon State University, has been appointed as Director of the National Centre for Timber Durability and Design Life for a term of five years.

The Centre, which is based at the University of the Sunshine Coast, is a strategic initiative led by FWPA, and is a partnership between industry, academia and government designed to put Australia at the forefront of international best...

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2018-06-14 22:11 | June 14, 2018, OTTAWA – The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) celebrates today’s announcement by Canadian and U.S. mayors of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Region of the creation of the Mayors’ Council on Nature and Communities, a new venture aimed at protecting natural spaces in urbanized areas.

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2018-06-14 20:51 |

The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) recognizes that the quality and diversity of its workforce are key to the achievement of its mission and mandate. In 2016, the Centre developed and commenced implementation of its Gender, Diversity and Inclusion (GDI)...

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2018-06-14 11:19 |

Bulldozers running amuck in Eden?

That, essentially, is one of the key conclusions of a new landmark study (which you can download here) of the Leuser Ecosystem northern Sumatra, Indonesia — the last place on Earth where orangutans, tigers, elephants...

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2018-06-14 11:12 |

“The European paper industry stands firmly committed to sustainably sourcing and efficiently using bioenergy in Europe and is encouraged that negotiators have equally recognised this in the informal REDII agreement" says Sylvain Lhôte, Director General of CEPI. "What is lacking however is that there are no robust safeguards against subsidies that encourage the burning of wood and thereby distort the raw material markets that feed Europe’s bioeconomy. We now urge Member States not to...

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2018-06-14 04:00 |

A new report by INBAR, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development looks at bamboo’s use to restore degraded lands in eight places across the world: China, Colombia, Ghana, India, Nepal, South Africa, Tanzania and Thailand. Land degradation occurs in many countries across the world, and has […]

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2018-06-14 01:01 | Technavio analysts forecast the global wooden furniture market to grow at a CAGR of almost 5% during the period 2018-2022, according to their latest market research report. Source: Business Wire The increasing adoption of eco-friendly furniture is one of the major trends being witnessed in the global wooden furniture market. Increasing concerns regarding global warming have led to the adoption of ecofriendly furniture. Though eco-friendly furniture is associated with premium prices, the demand...

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2018-06-14 01:00 | Japan’s value of wood products export in 2017 was 32,647 million yen, 37% more than 2016. Source: Lesprom The main factor is increased export of logs to China and rapid expansion of cedar lumber export to the US market, as ITTO reported. Log exports to China were 776,004 cubic metres, 61.8% more than 2016 with the value of 10,299 million yen, 83.5% more. China eyed the US market for export of cedar lumber then Japan also started exporting rough cedar lumber for the US market mainly for fencing...

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2018-06-14 00:59 | The Cambodian rosewood had stood for hundreds of years, but its value finally proved too hard to resist and the giant tree came crashing down — inside a protected forest. Sources: Reuters, VOANews It’s unclear exactly who was behind the felling — nobody has been charged — but it set off a series of events, which culminated in hundreds of villagers rejecting their community forest in favor of cutting more trees. The incident underscores the challenge of protecting the country’s...

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2018-06-14 00:58 | New Zealand’s Associate Minister of Forestry, the Honourable Meka Whaitiri met with Forest Enterprises at their Masterton office during her visit to the Wairarapa on 7 June to discuss forestry priorities. Source: Timberbiz The Minister’s Office approached the New Zealand- owned forestry investment company, wishing to talk about the Government’s forestry priorities. Forest Enterprises manages more than 20,000 hectares of pine forest in the Wairarapa, Gisborne and Hawkes Bay on behalf of their...

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2018-06-14 00:57 | Braddon Liberal candidate Brett Whiteley had a clear request for Labor asking them to “walk away” from the Tasmanian Forest Agreement. Braddon is a rural electorate in the north-western and west of Tasmania which is due for a by-election. Sources: The Advocate, Timberbiz The seat of Braddon is set for a by-election after its federal member Justine Keay resigned, another victim of the citizenship saga that plagues government. She is a UK citizen. Braddon is a marginal electorate so the fight is...

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2018-06-14 00:55 | A new forestry scholarship was launched at National Fieldays by New Zealand Forestry Ministers Shane Jones and Meka Whaitiri. Source: Timberbiz The new scholarship aims to grow the capability of the forestry sector and increase the number of women and Māori in the industry. “The new scholarship – Ngā Karapihi Uru Rākau – provides NZ$8000 a year to Māori and female students enrolling in either a Bachelor of Forestry Science or Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Forest Engineering at the...

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