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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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2016-04-25 05:10 | Farmers and members of the Payments for Ecosystems Services Working Group of Lantapan sub-watersheds are learning how to develop business cases for co-investment in agroforestry.   Most markets in the world don’t really trade in ‘watershed protection’ and...

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2016-04-24 13:00 |

One company is trying to measure exactly how much urban trees are worth. But some things defy calculation

There are a few colors that I adore. I love the first dark flashes of Baltic blue-black on the horizon when I’m driving toward the Gulf of Mexico. I love the glaring green of a “go” traffic light against a bruise-colored, stormy summer sky.

More than anything, though, I love the bright yellow-green spatters of the first pecan leaves every spring. Like globs of paint...

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2016-04-24 00:32 | By Justin Adams (The Nature Conservancy), Medium, 23 April 2016 For those familiar with the complexities of climate change and the communication challenges it faces — the 1.5 number is not new in and of itself — scientists have long stressed the need to keep warming levels to ‘well-below’ 2°C. And as 130 countries sign the Paris Agreement — the world’s first fully comprehensive climate agreement which lays out a collective goal of keeping global warming to below 2°C, it also contains sentiment...

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2016-04-23 23:25 | By Paul Cabaliero (World Bank), Huffington Post, 12 April 2016 Every day, the attention towards forest and trees seems to grow and make headlines around the world. Why? First, there’s a sense of urgency that we must protect the world’s remaining standing forests so that people, animals and plants can continue to access basic resources to survive. From Pope Francis’s encyclical on “care for our common home” to E.O. Wilson’s recent call to preserve “half the earth, for the rest of life”, there...

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2016-04-23 18:11 | 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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2016-04-23 11:35 | By Rod Harbinson, mongabay.com, 22 April 2016 Botum Sakor National Park lies along the southwestern coast of Cambodia below the Cardamom Mountains in Koh Kong Province. From Highway 48 its green expanse of lowland tropical forest can be seen rolling away into the distance, eventually bounded by mangroves and beaches on the coast. Long recognized as rich in biodiversity, in 1993 an area of 171,250 hectares was established as a national park through royal decree. The most thorough inventory of...

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2016-04-23 05:47 |

Here’s what to consider as the global climate agreement set in motion at the COP21 in Paris moves towards implementation.

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2016-04-23 00:13 |

Forest ecologist Jerry Franklin has made a career of straddling two sometimes very different worldviews — that of the ecologist and the forester.

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2016-04-22 23:15 |

It's estimated the some 60 percent of freshwater in the United States comes from forests.

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2016-04-22 23:14 |

April 22, 2016 — COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Texas A&M Forest Service partners with the Association of Texas Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Texas Wildlife Association, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, and Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board to highlight the importance of voluntary

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2016-04-22 22:23 | By Danielle Marie Mackey, The Intercept, 18 April 2016 GUSTAVO CASTRO was the sole witness to the murder on March 3 of Honduran activist Berta Cáceres, the co-founder of the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Movements of Honduras (COPINH). Castro, the director of Otros Mundos, an environmental organization in Chiapas, Mexico, was also shot in the attack. After being barred from leaving Honduras, Castro was released on March 30 and has since settled in an undisclosed location. Last week...

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2016-04-22 21:32 | By Bernadette Christina Munthe and Fergus Jensen, Jakarta Globe, 22 April 2016 Palm oil firms have slammed Indonesia's move to prohibit the use of new land to boost production, saying President Joko Widodo's latest effort to tackle forest fires could slash jobs and cripple output in the world's top producer of the commodity. Palm oil is a major growth driver for Indonesia, but the industry is facing criticism for deforestation and its slash-and-burn forest-clearing techniques that send vast...

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2016-04-22 21:31 | UNDP, 21 April 2016 Expanding land rights for indigenous peoples can play a key role in protecting tropical forests and slowing global climate change and must be included in international efforts to do so, leading scientists, environmental researchers and celebrity advocates said today. With evidence growing that protecting and restoring the immense forests of Africa, Asia and Latin America can provide desperately needed time to develop new technologies to replace fossil fuels - and that...

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2016-04-22 21:26 | Rights and Resources Initiative, 21 April 2016 In advance of the negotiations that resulted in the Paris Agreement, national governments were asked to submit Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs) to the UN outlining their plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. These INDCs provide an important tool for countries to hold one another accountable to meeting the Agreement’s ambitious goal to limit global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. As...

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2016-04-22 21:25 | By Katie Valentie, Think Progress, 21 April 2016 Forests, it’s long been known, are key players in the fight against climate change, pulling carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and storing it in their roots, branches, and surrounding soil. But it’s also long been known that forests around the world aren’t receiving the protection they need to ensure that they keep up this crucial service. Now, a new report has quantified just how much time protecting forests will buy us in our efforts to...

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2016-04-22 20:47 | Students from two classes in Urban Forestry, Forestry, and Landscape Architecture won two prizes for their posters at the City of Vancouver City Studio event on April 1st 2016.  The event, known as ‘Hubbub’, is an interactive project showcase at City Hall that brings together CityStudio students from several universities and courses, to share their projects, findings and […]

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2016-04-22 20:38 | The new main body of oversight, operational guidance and decision-making for the UN-REDD Programme will consider the proposed multi-year work plan in support of the UN-REDD Programme 2016-2020 Strategic Framework, as well as options for strengthening coordination and complementarity with other global initiatives supporting REDD+ and forest countries.

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2016-04-22 20:14 | 22 Apr 2016Tackle Climate Change By Using Wood

This Earth Day, view our new naturally:wood infographic to learn more about the important role B.C.’s sustainably managed forests and forest products play in helping tackle...

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2016-04-22 20:00 | The exact location of Methuselah, a Great Basin bristlecone pine commonly known as the world’s oldest tree, is kept a secret.

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2016-04-22 19:51 |

The amount of carbon stored in tree trunks, branches, leaves and other biomass — what scientists call “aboveground live carbon” — is determined more by timber harvesting than by any other environmental factor in the forests of the Pacific Northwest, according to a report published by researchers... (more)

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