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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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2014-10-18 02:44 | New York Times: The World Health Organization declared the West African nation of Senegal to be free of Ebola on Friday, a rare success in dealing with a deadly virus that has rampaged uncontrolled in neighboring countries and prompted alarm around the world. Senegal’s achievement came as the health organization was reported to have internally acknowledged its own stark failure to arrest the disease months ago. The internal document reportedly went far beyond the self-criticism that...

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2014-10-18 02:06 | Nature World: The Ebola pandemic that is going on in West Africa continues to worry the world even as it has a devastating effect on local populations. Both a vaccine and potential treatment options are still far from sight, according to health officials, but now a team of experts is suggesting there is hope yet. Some very lucky individuals may be naturally immune to Ebola infection, and finding them could open doors not even considered. Ebola has infected nearly 9,000 people in seven...

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2014-10-18 02:04 | National Geographic: The more that Ebola makes headlines, the more it sows confusion. Many Americans are asking basic questions about the virus, like whether they can get it from a doorknob or a pet or from riding a plane. The sense of confusion has been fed by a shifting response to the Ebola outbreak in the United States on the part of the government and officials. After resisting calls for the appointment of an "Ebola czar," President Obama named one on Friday. And after saying the...

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2014-10-18 02:04 | Huffington Post: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden admitted to a House panel on Thursday that officials still don’t know exactly how two nurses contracted Ebola from Thomas Eric Duncan, the first man to be diagnosed with the virus in the U.S. Nina Pham and Amber Vinson, nurses at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, became ill after treating Duncan, who died earlier this month. “While we do not yet know exactly how these transmissions occurred, they...

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2014-10-18 01:52 | LA Times: Whether by land, sea or air, the fear of Ebola has been spreading at a pace far faster than the growth in the number of people diagnosed with the disease. In recent days, the number of people who have been asked to monitor themselves for symptoms has been steadily growing, especially among healthcare workers who were involved in the original treatment of Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian who died from Ebola on Oct. 8 at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. As of Friday, a...

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2014-10-18 01:18 | Mongabay: On the heels of a report showing that the world is far behind on targets to halve habitat loss, cut pollution, and reduce overfishing, delegates meeting at a United Nations conference in Pyeongchang, South Korea have agreed to increase step up efforts to conserve biodiversity in developing nations. After nearly two weeks of discussions, governments pledged to double average annual biodiversity funding relative to the level spent between 2006-2010. "Small island developing states"...

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2014-10-17 21:50 | Before launching a campaign to raise funds for breast cancer awareness in New Haven this month, Maggie Thomas ’15 M.E.M. and four other Yale students did their homework. Their plan was to ask restaurants and bars across the city to...

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2014-10-17 21:18 | By Stella Gama (Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining, Malawi), The UN-REDD Programme blog, 17 October 2014 | In my view an effective REDD+ approach is linked to the engagement of all relevant stakeholders, regardless of gender, and to the promotion of equality and equity in terms of participation in decision-making and access to benefits. Specific attention to women’s needs and contributions is key to efficient REDD+ strategies and activities, and the UN-REDD Programme is helping to...

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2014-10-17 21:17 | ScienceDaily, 16 October 2014 | The first detailed map of aboveground forest carbon stocks of Mexico has been released by researchers. This carbon stock inventory is very valuable for Mexico, as one of the first tropical nations to voluntarily pledge to mitigation actions within the context of the United Nation's Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation program.

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2014-10-17 21:14 | WBCSD - World Business Council for Sustainable Development, 16 October 2014 | The Co-Chairs’ Summary Report from the Field Dialogue on REDD+ Benefit Sharing, 2-5 June 2014, Mexico, is now available. This report summarizes key observations and discussions from the dialogue. Mexico’s REDD+ strategy is intended to coordinate different sectors and stakeholders in rural areas and is expected to follow a territorial and landscape approach in which integrated and sustainable rural development acts as...

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2014-10-17 20:35 | Cross posted from the White House Rural Council blog: From historic homesteaders to contemporary cattle ranchers, women have been the cornerstone of America’s agriculture heritage. We’ve produced food to feed our families, feed our neighbors and to feed the world. The 2012 Census of Agriculture notes that nearly one million women are working America’s lands. [...]

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2014-10-17 20:15 |

“We really have an opportunity in Oregon that we can lose if we don’t choose to take it,” says Thomas Maness, dean of the College of Forestry at Oregon State University. “Oregon is the best place in the world to grow this material.”(more)

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2014-10-17 19:59 | MONTREAL, Oct. 17, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Tembec Inc. ("Tembec") announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Tembec Industries Inc. (the "Company"), is voluntarily filing a Form 15F with the U.S...

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2014-10-17 19:19 | The Biodiversity Summit for Cities and National Governments 2014 held in parallel with the twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 12) has produced the 'Gangwon/Pyeongchang Resolution on Cities and Subnational Governments for Biodiversity.'

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2014-10-17 19:19 | In a side event on the theme, 'Does biodiversity matter for development?' held at the margins of the twelfth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP12), the EU launched the 'Development Cooperation B4Life Flagship Initiative.' Over the next seven years, the EU will use the Biodiversity for Life (B4Life) Initiative to support developing countries' efforts to protect biodiversity, ensure sustainable livelihoods and combat wildlife crime.

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2014-10-17 19:18 | FOREST EUROPE has opened the second edition of its photography competition, ‘Show off your Forest.' The competition is intended to showcase the value of forests in protecting people in FOREST EUROPE signatory countries.

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2014-10-17 19:07 | The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a 10 million Euro investment in agroforestry through the Moringa Private Equity Fund. The fund will be used to support projects that combine tree plantations with agricultural production in sub-Saharan Africa.

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2014-10-17 18:11 | On the occasion of World Food Day, the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) published a book exploring how the production of oil palm can, if managed correctly, contribute to a rapid decline in rural poverty without causing widespread deforestation.

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2014-10-17 18:09 | The September edition of the 'UN Chronicle,' the magazine of the UN, is dedicated to the topics of poaching and illegal wildlife trade, with a focus on causes and possible solutions. The volume features articles by John Scanlon, Secretary-General, Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES); Jane Goodall, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace; Achim Steiner, Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP); and Yury...

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2014-10-17 18:06 |

China has halted commercial logging by state firms in forests in Heilongjiang, a move experts see as a significant step to curb over-exploitation of timber, reports chinadialogue

China has launched a trial ban on commercial logging in state-owned forests in the vast north-eastern province of Heilongjiang bordering Russia, home to much of the countrys timber industry...

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