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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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2018-02-15 01:09 | Coalmining companies were given approval to clear nearly 10% of what is now a critically endangered forest in the New South Wales Hunter Valley over the past decade, according to evidence before a government commission. Source: The Guardian It has prompted calls for politicians and bureaucrats to place greater weight on cumulative damage before giving developments the green light. Central Hunter Valley eucalypt forest and woodland was listed as critically endangered in 2015 after it was found...

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2018-02-15 01:08 | Crown Forestry is chasing unproductive farmland suitable for commercial planting of pinus radiata to help it meet the government’s one billion trees program. Source: Radio New Zealand The 10-year target will require new planting to cover 500,000 hectares. Farmers and other landowners with at least 200ha to spare are being asked by Crown Forestry, a business unit of the Ministry for Primary Industries, to consider the offer. Land owners are being offered a lease or joint-venture option...

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2018-02-15 01:07 | In 2016, the industry recorded 44 deaths on the job, but despite the inherent danger involved, the average agriculture, forestry and fishing worker is paid just $76,630 per annum, compared with the average national earning of $75,598. Source: The Morning Bulletin Manufacturing is the country’s fourth most dangerous industry, but workers are typically paid slightly below the national average. The most highly paid of the top 10 most dangerous industries is mining at $141,872 on average,...

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2018-02-15 01:04 | Forestry has become a strong interest to many people in New Zealand, even if only because this Government is aiming to plant so many trees to cover our emissions. Source: New Zealand Herald For farmers this could be the chance to diversify and for townsfolk the chance to invest. Trees used to cover up to six billion hectares of land around the world. In New Zealand there was not much land free of trees pre-human times. We have modified our environment to our detriment, and now we are being...

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2018-02-15 01:03 | South Australian parties and candidates are being urged to commit to a 10-point plan that will double the economic value of timber manufacturing in SA, drive innovation and create thousands more regional jobs in our Forest Industries in the State’s South East. Source: Timberbiz The broad membership of the Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) SA Branch, which covers the full value chain and 90% of Forest Industries businesses operating in the South East, have delivered their blueprint...

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2018-02-15 01:03 | Japanese-owned wood products company Juken has confirmed it will axe up to 100 jobs at its Matawhero plant near Gisborne. Source: Radio New Zealand It said it was pressing on with plans to cut production of plywood and laminated timber products. The company said it had been affected by falling demand in the Japanese housing market and it could not afford to keep losing money on the plant. New Zealand general manager Dave Hilliard said it looked at suggestions for sustaining the business, ...

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2018-02-14 19:43 |

Bill Ripple, a distinguished professor of ecology at Oregon State University, has spent a large part of his career studying the interplay between predators, prey and plant life in and around Yellowstone National Park. But that changed in December, when he took the lead role in authoring a paper...(more)

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2018-02-14 17:16 | The 2018 International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) will mark the 25th anniversary of the entry into force of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and highlight progress made in the achievement of its objectives at the national and global levels. The theme of the Day Is: Celebrating 25 Years of Action for Biodiversity. A summary of events marking International Day for Biological Diversity 2017 is...

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2018-02-13 23:05 |

This 4 page brief shares practical suggestions as to potential gender-responsive activities and actions, and indicators to measure progress towards gender outcomes, that WBG clients/ project teams can potentially include in their forest landscape projects, programs and investments.

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2018-02-13 20:03 | In February 2018, the UNFCCC NAMA Registry displayed a total of 83 NAMAs seeking support for implementation, with 13 new entries uploaded in the past six months. Moldova registered its first NAMAs seeking support for implementation in the UNFCCC Registry: a total of 12 proposed actions address emissions from electricity generation and use, transport, forests and land use. Thailand registered a unilateral NAMA that seeks to demonstrate public sector leadership by greening government buildings.

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2018-02-13 19:16 | The European Court of Auditors (ECA) has launched an assessment of the EU’s plans to combat desertification to determine “whether the risk of desertification in the EU is being effectively and efficiently addressed". EU countries considered to be most at risk of desertification are Spain, southern Portugal, southern Italy, south-eastern Greece, Cyprus and areas of Bulgaria and Romania bordering the Black Sea.

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2018-02-13 19:09 | The World Bank’s third volume on wealth accounting provides national wealth estimates to track whether 141 countries are on a sustainable growth path. The report finds that global wealth increased 66% between 1995 and 2014, but inequality persists. Other key findings highlight the importance of investing in people and leveraging natural capital.

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2018-02-13 19:09 | Two North Texas communities earn national recognition for cooperative wildfire mitigation efforts.

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2018-02-13 18:43 | A panel discussion titled 'Meeting Climate and Sustainable Development Goals through Integrated Landscape Strategies: The New Policy Imperative,' discussed the role of integrated landscape management in achieving commitments under the Paris Agreement on climate change and the SDGs. Speakers discussed the value of engaging local populations in decision making and the need to ensure that analyses are at the same scale as decision-making authority, noting that integrated landscape management meets...

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2018-02-13 16:32 | Sabah, Malaysia, 13th February 2018—There’s a little good news for the world’s most traffciked mammal ahead of World Pangolin Day this year.

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2018-02-13 15:32 | Beijing, China, February 2018—More than 50 frontline enforcement officers from China’s Fishery Department of the Ministry of Agriculture (FAD) attended a fin identification and shark trade workshop hosted by relevant experts last week in Beijing.

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2018-02-13 09:00 |

MARIETTA, GA., February 13, 2018 — UL Environment, a division of UL (Underwriters Laboratories) today announced that products certified to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) Standards will be featured on UL SPOT™, a web-based sustainability information tool that promotes responsible procurement of products. This new agreement between UL Environment and SFI...

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2018-02-13 00:00 |

The role of forests in the water cycle in focus at the Global Landscapes Forum

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2018-02-12 15:29 |

Indigenous communities’ own conservation practices are vital to biodiversity conservation, said two new reports [1] launched by communities in Kenya [2] and Ghana [3]. These are part of a series of reports from 12 countries by the Global Forest Coalition’s [4] Community Conservation Resilience Initiative (CCRI) [5], which strives to influence policy-makers about indigenous/local communities’ role in protecting biodiversity, showing the threats they face, and pushing for greater policy...

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