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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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2014-11-19 18:17 | The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) Forestry and Timber Section conducted a regional review of carbon sequestration in forests. The review concludes that the European region contains 41% of the world's forests, worth 225 million tons of carbon per year as a forest biomass carbon sink.

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2014-11-19 18:14 | UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Natural World Heritage sites provide climate stability and support economic and human well-being, according to the first-ever assessment of the benefits and ecosystem services provided by these sites. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) released the report at its World Parks Congress, which is taking place from 12-19 November in Sydney, Australia.

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2014-11-19 12:32 | HARTSVILLE, S.C., Nov. 18, 2014 -- Sonoco Display and Packaging, the point-of-purchase (POP) display and packaging services business of Sonoco (NYSE:SON), has been awarded four Design of the Times 2014 awards, including a gold award, by the Path to Purchase Institute....

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2014-11-19 12:31 | Nov 19, 2014--Valmet will rebuild a sack kraft paper machine at Mondi's Štêtí mill in Czech Republic. Valmet's delivery for the paper machine 5 (PM5) will include the modernization of the press section....

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2014-11-19 12:30 | Combined Locks, Wis. (Nov. 18 2014) - Appleton Coated has created What Works Where a comprehensive guide to web inkjet presses and the Appleton Coated substrates that perform on them....

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2014-11-19 12:29 | ALPHARETTA, Ga., Nov. 18, 2014 -- Neenah Paper, Inc. (NYSE: NP) announced today that its Board of Directors approved an 11 percent increase in the cash dividend on the Company's common stock....

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2014-11-19 10:28 | By John Vidal, The Guardian, 18 November 2014 | “We are not applauding the announcements [of pledges] yet,” said Meena Raman, an official observer on the GCF board, representing civil society from developing countries. “The devil will be in the details of these contributions – whether they come with conditions; whether they are grants or loans; and whether the amounts are earmarked for specific purposes.” The contributions, which include $3bn from the US and $1.5bn from Japan, are to be spread...

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2014-11-19 10:27 | Isabella Lövin (Sweden’s minister for international development cooperation), The Guardian, 18 November 2014 | A world that does not manage to curb global warming is an insecure world. A series of recent reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change makes it abundantly clear. If we do not succeed in staying below the target of keeping temperature rises below 2C over preindustrial levels, the consequences are likely to be far-reaching and disastrous. We will see a dramatic rise in sea...

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2014-11-19 09:02 | pwc, November 2014 | 130 governments, businesses, civil society and indigenous peoples’ organisations endorsed the New York Declaration on Forests on 23 September 2014. They have pledged to halve forest loss by 2020 and to end it a decade later in 2030. For businesses, this builds on a commitment made in 2010 by the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) – a coalition of 400 companies with combined revenues of US$ 3 trillion. The CGF aimed for Zero Net Deforestation by 2020 from four key commodities: soy,...

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2014-11-19 08:19 | By Mark Foss, CIFOR Forests News Blog, 18 November 2014 | It’s time to get serious about the social dimensions of REDD+ projects, say the authors of a new study. The paper, published recently in the journal Forests, surveys the evolution of multi-level policy frameworks to develop “social safeguards” for REDD+... In particular, the study looks at how REDD+ programs in three countries have pursued safeguards including ensuring synergy with national policies and international conventions;...

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2014-11-18 22:49 | By Jeff Conant, Friends of the Earth, 17 November 2014 | Two months ago, in early September, four Asháninka indigenous forest defenders were brutally slain in a remote region along the border of Peru and Brazil. One of the activists, Edwin Chota (pictured at left) had received frequent death threats from loggers he had previously tried to expel from the lands for which his community was seeking title. As the New York Times reported, “Pervasive corruption lets the loggers operate with impunity,...

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2014-11-18 20:36 | By Bruno Vander Velde, CIFOR Forests News Blog, 17 November 2014 | In theory, the plan seemed rather simple: a financial mechanism to reduce carbon emissions by incentivizing the protection of forests. In practice, REDD+ has struggled to achieve what it aims to do—reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation. As climate negotiators head to Lima for the UNFCCC COP, where does REDD+ stand now, and after nearly eight years, why is it still in most countries in the early, “readiness”...

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2014-11-18 18:45 | Overhunting has been disastrous for elephants, but their forest habitats have also been caught in the crossfire. A first-of-its-kind study shows that the dramatic loss of elephants, which disperse seeds after eating vegetation, is leading to the local extinction of a dominant tree species, with likely cascading effects for other forest life.

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2014-11-18 18:31 | VANCOUVER, Nov. 18, 2014 /CNW/ - The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) and the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) are pleased to announce that Stuwix Resources Joint Venture...

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2014-11-18 17:34 | Greenpeace Netherlands activists confronted a container ship approaching Rotterdam as they believed it was carrying timber produced from illegal sources in the Amazon. Soured from the Brazilian sawmill and exporter Rainbow Trading by the Belgian timber company Leary Forest Products, and heading for Belgian companies Lemahieu and Omniplex, the timber is thought to have been [...]

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2014-11-18 17:14 | Metsä Group's parent company Metsäliitto Cooperative agreed on 13 November 2014 on the sale of the fixed assets and real estate used by the Kaskinen upgrading unit and the remaining Metsä Wood sawn timber upgrading (impregnated wood) business in Finland to Aureskosken Jalostetehdas Oy.

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2014-11-18 17:00 | The second meeting of the Team of Specialists on Forest Sector Outlook for the period 20142017 is planned for January 1920 2015 Results of first meeting in June 2014 are available here An agenda for the meeting is in developmentPresentations will be available here after the meeting...

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2014-11-18 17:00 | The workshop will be focusing on the resource efficiency of fire wood use with an emphasis on firewood quality insulation of housing efficiency of conversion technology and consumer behavior in Eastern Europe and Central Asia An exhibition of wood heating will take place in the Palais des Nations from 14th to 25th of February 2015...

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2014-11-18 16:57 | By Frances Seymour, Center For Global Development, 17 November 2014 | Among the many questions raised by the Republican takeover of the US Senate is what impact it will have on US international climate policy. Will the rosier tint of US domestic politics mean less rosy prospects for US leadership and finance toward the particularly important objective of reducing emissions from tropical deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+)? A new CGD Policy Paper, “US Support for REDD+: Reflections on...

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2014-11-18 16:55 | WWF, 17 November 2014 | This is an archive of the session that took place on Monday, November 17 2014. In this session, Josefina Braña-Varela, Policy Director of the WWF Forest and Climate Programme, discusses the challenges and opportunities for REDD+ at the upcoming UNFCCC COP20 in Lima, Peru.

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