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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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2015-07-24 19:21 |

An analysis of wildfire extent in Oregon and Washington over the past 30 years shows very little difference in the likelihood of fires in forests with and without insect damage. Indeed, other factors – drought, storms, and fuel accumulation from years of fire suppression – may be more important... (more)

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2015-07-24 18:52 | Background: REDD+ programs rely on accurate forest carbon monitoring. Several ... degradation in tropical regions (REDD+) rely upon cost- efficient ...

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2015-07-24 18:18 | Yesterday, neither the Minister of Agriculture, nor a representative from the Ministry, was present to deliver a keynote address at the REDD+ Policy ...

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2015-07-24 17:55 | The “Conservation of Cusuco National Park and the Meredón Reserve Project” in Honduras is the latest project to be submitted to the Natural Forest Standard.    The project covers an area of 55,588 hectares, has a population of ~8,727 people and is home to a number of endemic and endangered species. The project is a collaborative project […]

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2015-07-24 17:21 |

Survey reveals population has nearly doubled to over 1,000 despite significant increase in number of animals culled every year

Wild boar numbers in the Forest of Dean have nearly doubled since 2013 despite an increase in the number culled, according to the Forestry Commission.

Results of an annual thermal imaging survey estimate the population is now more than 1,000...

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2015-07-24 17:03 |

Fighting wildfires is expensive.

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2015-07-24 14:59 |

Ethiopia has been in the news recently as President Obama is due to visit next week and a recent UN conference in Addis Ababa was successful in reaching an agreement for future development funding. Ethiopia is also looking at green energy as a long term development, and much progress has been made with regreening. TREE AID has been in Ethiopia [...]

The post Ethiopia visit for TREE AID CEO John...

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2015-07-24 14:40 | 24 July, 2015

Sarawak, Malaysia: A new film from the Borneo project, Broken Promises: Displaced by Dams,  made in conjunction of the indigenous peoples of central Sarawak and many support organisations summarises the threat posed by 17 large dams under development. Featuring interviews with numerous Dayaks and activists, the film describes the impact of previous dams, shows the strong and growing...

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2015-07-24 14:36 | Austrian paper merchant Papernet stopped operations in the fourth week of July after having failed...

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2015-07-24 10:15 |

Originally posted on the World Resources Institute’s blog. By Fred Stolle, Kemen Austin and Octavia Aris Payne (WRI). Indonesia has two big goals for 2020 that might seem contradictory: Reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by at least 26 percent, and boost production of several major agricultural commodities, including doubling palm oil production. With agriculture […]

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2015-07-24 08:51 | By Heather Rally, Planet Experts, 20 July 2015 WE CAN STOP THIS!!! Without even knowing it, we have all been contributing this tragedy by consuming everyday products from big-name brands, such as PepsiCo, Kraft and Heinz, among many others. It is estimated that approximately 50% of all pre-packed foods found at your local grocery store contain palm oil. The fate of the Leuser is hanging in the balance of OUR actions, EVERY singe day, including THIS DAY. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE read every label...

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2015-07-24 08:48 | The Independent, 22 July 2015 Anthropologists are preparing to make contact for the first time with an Amazonian tribe which lives in isolation in the rainforest. Mashco Piro Indians are a community of around 600 nomadic people who continually move through the forest. Little is known about the group. The Peruvian government prohibits contact with the Mashco Piro Indians and a dozen other “uncontacted” tribes. The government says that ban on contact protects the indigenous groups whose immune...

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2015-07-24 06:00 | UPM receives a top score in the recently released WWF UK Timber Scorecard. The scorecard assesses more than 100 retailers, manufacturers and traders in the UK for their commitment and performance in responsible forest trade during the years 2013 - 2014. UPM was one of a small number of companies which received the highest score of 3. The scorecard looks at companies' practices and policies in relation to sustainably sourced timber and timber products, against a backdrop of increasing...

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2015-07-24 05:24 | Prior registration required (link on the left)Bring your lunch - No food will be providedTitle: HotellingUnder PressurePresenter:

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2015-07-24 00:57 | PORT MELLON, BC, July 23, 2015 /CNW/ - The unexpected closure of the paper production operations at the Howe Sound Mill owned by Paper Excellence could cost more than 130 jobs, says Unifor Local...

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2015-07-23 20:09 |

Planning for the future of the nation’s water resources is more important now than ever before as severe drought grips the West, affecting heavily populated areas and critical agricultural regions.

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2015-07-23 19:00 | ABBOTSFORD, BC, July 23, 2015 /CNW/ - The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade and Member of Parliament for Abbotsford, on behalf of Greg Rickford, Canada's Minister of Natural Resou...

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2015-07-23 18:25 | “Sustainable forest management certification is at a tipping point, becoming the norm, making this an ideal time for the Philippines to join other leaders in the region to promote sustainable livelihood and forests in the Philippines and its trading partners,” said Ben Gunneberg, CEO...

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2015-07-23 18:16 | The magazine «LesPromInform» and WhatWood timber industry analytics agency present the conference Searching for growth points in the timber industry of Russia. September 30th, 2015 Conference: 11.00 – 18.00. Registration starts at 10.30. Saint-Petersburg Key topics of the conference: Russian sawn timber market: where to find sales channels? Further processing, industrial distribution, DIY stores. Wooden […]

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2015-07-23 18:01 | The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has put forest-related issues in the Near East and North Africa region in focus with the organization of an expert meeting on the development of sustainability indicators for forests, rangelands and forest-like ecosystems in the region, and with the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on sustainable forest management (SFM) with Iran.

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