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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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2018-02-08 01:01 |

New analysis reveals EU manufacturers’ US importers and distributors are at legal risk European Union Timber Regulation violations are predicate offences under US Lacey Act Princess Yachts and Sunseeker Yachts…

The post A Tale of Two Laws: EIA files precedent-setting timber cases appeared first on EIA...

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2018-02-08 01:01 |

Today we release the new report A Tale of Two Laws; here’s a summary of its key findings. . . Introduction The US Lacey Act prohibits trade in wildlife, fish and plants…

The post A Tale of Two Laws – how European and US legislation can better combat illegal timber appeared first on EIA...

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2018-02-08 00:00 |

Politics can play a positive – and negative – role in forest tenure reform

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2018-02-07 18:25 | The Rovaniemi Action Plan proposes an overall vision, strategies and areas of activity to enhance the transition of the forest sector in the ECE region towards a green economy. It outlines concrete actions to support regional and national strategies that enhance the contribution of the forest sector to a green economy. ECE member States adopted the Rovaniemi Action Plan for the Forest Sector in a Green Economy in December 2013. The ECE/FAO Forestry and Timber Section is currently undertaking...

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2018-02-07 17:39 | The 40th Session of the Joint UN Economic Commission for Europe/Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (UNECE/FAO) Working Party on Forest Statistics, Economics and Management will be held in Geneva, Switzerland. The meeting will consider: the next 2020 round of Forest Resources Assessment reporting; the results of Forest Ownership reporting; a revised structure of the Joint Forest Sector Questionnaire; the next Forest Sector Outlook Study; the Joint Wood Energy Enquiry 2015; the mid-term...

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2018-02-07 17:21 | There has been a further increase in in double certified forest area in absolute terms, according to the most recent data released by PEFC and FSC, the two global forest certification systems. While the total global certified area grew between December 2016 and June 2017 by 3.7 million hectares,...

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2018-02-07 17:11 |

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2018-02-07 13:28 | The International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation (INBAR) together with the State Forestry Administration of China (SFA) will convene the first Global Bamboo and Rattan Congress 2018 from 25-27 June. The event will bring together ministers, government officials, scientists, conservationists, educators, and business leaders to consider bamboo and rattan’s role in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In addition, BARC2018 will provide a platform for south-south and south-south-...

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2018-02-07 11:22 | Tokyo, Japan, 7 February 2018—Police in Japan last week arrested the director of a government-accredited ivory retail outlet on suspicion of attempting to smuggle ivory to China in contravention of national and international regulations.

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2018-02-07 11:13 | Paper and board production increases by 1.5%, the highest annual rise since 2010

CEPI member countries’ paper and board production has increased by 1.5% in 2017 compared to the previous year, according to preliminary figures. Total production in 2017 was around 92.3 million tonnes. New capacities and upgrade of existing ones have more than compensated for closures in 2017, similar to 2016.

World paper and board production has also increased by 1.5% in 2017, almost reaching 420...

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2018-02-07 10:00 |

. In the coming weeks, the European Commission is set to make a momentous decision about the fate of the world’s forests. The decision rests on whether the EU will…

The post All eyes on European Commission as crucial EU decision on deforestation due “in a matter of weeks” appeared first on ...

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2018-02-07 04:06 |

Taking stock of ecosystem services in the mountains of southern Asia

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2018-02-07 03:33 |

INBAR is heading a new group which will lead standardization of rattan products. 6 February 2018 – INBAR has been made the convener of a Working Group under the International Standardization Organization’s (ISO) Technical Committee 296. This Technical Committee, or ‘ISO/TC 296’, is the first to focus on developing standards for bamboo and rattan products. […]

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2018-02-07 02:19 |

Santa Fe National Forest officials say they will make a final decision in coming weeks on plans to start thinning out more than 1,800 acres of trees near Hyde Park this summer.

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2018-02-07 02:14 | Canadian studio Michael Green Architecture has unveiled plans for a massive timber office complex on the waterfront of Newark, New Jersey, which is expected to be the largest of its kind in the USA. Source: Dezeen The design comprises three stepped volumes in rising heights of six, eight and 11 stories, which will be built with a mass-timber structure – a collective term describing engineered wood products like glulam and cross. Measuring 500,000 square feet (46,451 square metres), the scheme...

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2018-02-07 02:11 | Obtala Limited, the Africa-focused Agriculture and Forestry Group, announced further advancements into the West African forestry market, with the proposed acquisition of Nouvelle Scierie Moderne de Sassandra (NSMS), a forestry production company operating in the Ivory Coast since 1987 for up to $1.2m. Source: Timberbiz Since the acquisition of WoodBois in June 2017, the Obtala team has conducted a review of WoodBois’ supplier relationships to understand how to best increase trading volume and...

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2018-02-07 02:10 | The owner of a timber and firewood business in Dunedin is coming to terms with potentially losing everything at his yard while fire tears through Dunedin. Source: Radio New Zealand Homes in the Dunedin suburbs of Burnside and Concord were evacuated as a large fire burns in the area with three industrial buildings ablaze. Peter Chalmers, who owns the Valley Lumber yard on McLeod’s Road, said the fire started this afternoon about 800m up the hill, and as soon as he saw it he phoned 111....

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2018-02-07 02:09 | Australian researchers growing trees in climate change conditions have found the leaves “sweat” to survive extreme heatwaves. Source: The Guardian The year-long experiment showed that trees continue to release water through their leaves as an evaporative cooling system during periods of extreme heat, despite the carbon-fixing process of photosynthesis grinding to a halt. Previously, scientists believed that photosynthesis and transpiration – the process of releasing water – were linked, meaning...

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2018-02-07 02:09 | One of New Zealand’s biggest industries is facing a boom, but skilled workers are thin on the ground. Sources: The Marlborough Express, Stuff NZ Forestry experts in Marlborough say the industry has been branded with an undeserved reputation for poor safety practices; putting potential employees off signing up. Toi-Ohomai Institute of Technology tutor and former forestry worker Jason Gillespie says technological advances and better safety procedures have helped make the sector safer than...

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2018-02-07 02:08 | Protesters held up logging operations for three hours in Tasmania’s remote west in the first forestry conflict since the High Court shot down the state’s tough workplace protection laws. Source: ABC News Eight protesters gathered at a Sustainable Timber Tasmania (STT) logging coupe 100 kilometres east of Arthur River on Monday morning. They claim logging has destroyed ancient trees and rainforest in the Tarkine area, which they want protected. “These ancient forests that have...

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