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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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2018-01-05 22:14 | The 54th session of the International Tropical Timber Council (ITTC-54) and sessions of the four committees will take place in Yokohama, Japan. The SDG Knowledge Hub summary of ITTC-53 is here.

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2018-01-05 21:07 | International Mountain Day, which has been celebrated on 11 December since 2003, has its roots in the adoption of Chapter 13 of Agenda 21, titled 'Managing Fragile Ecosystems: Sustainable Mountain Development'. Subsequently, the UN General Assembly declared 2002 as the UN International Year of Mountains, and designated 11 December, from 2003 onwards, as International Mountain Day. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) is the coordinating agency for the IMD. The SDG Knowledge...

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2018-01-05 21:01 |

Looking to the year ahead with solidarity, strength and determination By Mary Louise Malig Best wishes for the New Year! As we forge ahead into 2018 we are looking forward to facing the new opportunities and challenges that lay ahead, together. This Roots issue looks back at the last quarter of 2017. GFC participated in and mobilised around numerous international fora in our efforts to defend the rights of forests peoples, Indigenous Peoples and communities. We targeted policy and funding...

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2018-01-05 17:09 |

The European paper industry takes a positive stance on the European Commission’s Staff Working Document on the review of the 2012 Bioeconomy Strategy.

“To achieve Europe’s bioeconomy and climate change agenda, it is essential that the EU lays down the conditions to spur the investments which shift Europe away from a ‘fossil-addicted’ economy. The European forest fibre and paper industry stands ready to captain this transformation but the EU’s future Bioeconomy Strategy must take a...

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2018-01-05 14:40 |

Again, after an incredibly busy year, the Forest Industry Engineering Association (FIEA) has in conjunction with a wide cross section of industry on both sides of the Tasman, developed an Events Planner for next year. With again very high turnouts at all FIEA technology events that have been run this year, we’re really excited with what 2018 holds.

The Events Planner will enable; forestry and wood products companies to pencil the dates into your own calendar for next year and...

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2018-01-05 13:13 |

New Zealand’s Minister for Agriculture, Biosecurity, Food Safety and Rural Communities Damien O’Connor announced on Wednesday that the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) will reorganise its functions to create a stronger focus on core responsibilities.

Mr O’Connor says government will set up four portfolio-based entities, Fisheries New Zealand, Forestry New Zealand, Biosecurity New Zealand and New Zealand Food Safety.

“Our priority is to achieve greater clarity and unity...

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2018-01-05 10:45 | Supporters of Ouch Leng, who goes undercover to document illegal logging, fear that his growing prominence will make him a target of violence.

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2018-01-05 10:45 | Thirty years later, there are signs of commercial clear-cutting in supposedly off-limits forests around the site of the nuclear disaster in Ukraine.

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2018-01-05 10:45 | A newly graduated forestry technician enjoys the sense of continuity that comes from playing his part in the business his family started 70 years ago.

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2018-01-05 10:34 | This is Suzano's first annual monitoring report for Green Bonds. It is published as a decision-making tool, understanding the economic and environmental value generated through these initiatives. It also seeks to contribute to the growth of the market of green bonds in Brazil, and to stimulate the channeling of resources toward sustainable development and the mitigation of climate change.

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2018-01-05 02:27 |

Retired Nevada State Forester, Bob Roper, has written a brutally honest assessment of the underlying and still unresolved problems associated with the West’s wildfire crisis.

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2018-01-04 22:11 |

Mexican spotted owls apparently love the canyons and pockets of big old trees on the watershed of the C.C. Cragin Reservoir – Payson’s crucial future water supply.

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2018-01-04 16:00 | Happy New Year from the ITTO Secretariat! To keep in touch with ITTO’s work this year, connect with us via social media ? Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. Facebook: International Tropical Timber Organization Instagram: itto_sfm Twitter: @itto_sfm YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/ittosfm We look forward to interacting with you in 2018.

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2018-01-04 13:28 | 27th December 2017, Kaziranga National Park, India—“Quarmy”, one of 13 newly trained wildlife sniffer dogs deployed in India, has cracked her first wildlife poaching case just a week after finishing training.

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2018-01-04 11:18 | The Czech Forest Certification System and the American Tree Farm System (ATFS) have successfully achieved PEFC re-endorsement, confirming they continue to meet our globally recognized Sustainability Benchmarks. Launched in 1941, ATFS is one of the oldest initiatives for certifying sustainable...

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2018-01-04 07:19 |

A look back at the year’s highlights on Forests News

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2018-01-04 01:11 |

Months after Hurricane Harvey hit Texas, Texas A&M Forest Service employees are continuing their work with Texas Department of Transportation, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Texas Division of Emergency Management and Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service to remove and burn vegetative debris left by the hurricane.

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2018-01-04 00:19 | The African Forestry and Wildlife Commission is one of the six Regional Forestry Commissions established by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to provide a policy and technical forum for countries to discuss and address forest issues on a regional basis. This meeting is scheduled to take place in March 2018.

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2018-01-03 23:33 | In 2015, countries adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including SDG target 15.2, which calls for halting deforestation by 2020, among others. In addition, the UN Strategic Plan for Forests 2017-2030 (UNSPF), which was adopted in 2017 by the UN General Assembly, calls for reversing the loss of forest cover and increasing forest area by 3 percent worldwide by 2030 (Global Forest Goal 1, Target 1.1). This international conference is...

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2018-01-03 23:32 | The 13th session of the UN Forum on Forests (UNFF 13) will address implementation of the Strategic Plan and the Quadrennial Programme of Work, and means of implementation for SFM. A meeting in February 2018 titled, Working Across Sectors to Halt Deforestation and Increase Forest Area: From Aspiration to Action, will provide input to UNFF 13 on SDG target 15....

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