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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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2015-05-21 20:42 |

Four pellet plant executives sit down for a frank discussion regarding the industry’s biggest challenges, the importance of building a cohesive and effective team, and plans for the next 18 months.

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2015-05-21 20:04 | A multi-stakeholder coalition has been launched, co-chaired by the Food and Agricultural Organization of the UN (FAO) and the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB), to scale up the development and deployment of sustainable bioenergy solutions in order to: meet global sustainable energy needs; and contribute to the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) goals of doubling global renewable energy use and ensuring universal energy access by 2030.

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2015-05-21 19:56 |

The 2013 wildfire that broke out in the Black Forest community burned hundreds of homes, killed two people, and scorched thousands of acres.

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2015-05-21 19:55 | The Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), Biovision and the Millennium Institute co-sponsored a side event to build on the outcomes of the High‐level Event on Follow‐Up and Review Mechanisms for Natural Resource Management and Governance to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which took place on 12-13 May 2015.

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2015-05-21 19:49 |

Troubled by what he saw, a truck driver on a spray crew documented his working conditions and provided hours of videos to The Oregonian/OregonLive.

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2015-05-21 15:44 |

Listen in to hear what Allyn Ford has to say about the timber industry.

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2015-05-21 15:03 | A Greenpeace study in Malawi and Kenya has revealed that chemically-intensive farming hurts the bottom line of small-scale farmers; agroecological farming is more profitable. Agroecology refers to a suite of sustainable farming practices that use few or no...

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2015-05-21 15:02 |

What’s the latest with such projects such as Frontline BioEnergy, Myriant, POET-DSM, INEOS Bio, Sapphire Energy, Abengoa, Haldor Topsoe, UOP. ZeaChem, Mercurius, and American Process, among others?

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2015-05-21 14:56 | 21 May, 2015

Forest Peoples Programme and Tebtebba invite you to the roundtable:

Deforestation, climate finance and the rights of indigenous peoples: the cases of DRC and the Green Climate Fund

DAY: Mon, 08 Jun 2015
TIME: 13:15-14:45
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2015-05-21 14:00 | Mr. Esa Härmälä, General Director of the Finnish state-owned forestry company Metsähallitus, is not against expanding the network of national […]

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2015-05-21 13:00 | How Did Canada's Most Populous Ungulate End up on Ontario's Endangered Species List? TORONTO, May 21, 2015 /CNW/ - Despite declarations by special interest environmental groups that there is a ...

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2015-05-21 11:03 | By Freddy Pattiselanno and Agustina Y.S. Arobaya, Manokwari, The Jakarta Post, 21 May 2015 In his four-day trip to Papua and West Papua, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo promised to complete the construction of the Trans-Papua highway, which has been postponed due to various reasons since its start in 2013. He compared the differences among the western, middle and eastern parts of Indonesia and said that when the infrastructure was built, commodity prices in Sumatra, Java, Sulawesi, Maluku and...

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2015-05-21 10:58 | By Anthony Fensom, World Coal, 19 May 2015 Coal demand in South Korea is on an upward trend, with the world’s fourth-largest coal importer expected to increase imports to 131 million t in 2015 from around 120 million t last year on the back of new coal-fired power plants, despite a new tax on imports... In July 2014, the government imposed a new tax on coal imports for power generation, while cutting duties on some alternative fuels, aiming to curb power consumption and CO2 emissions ahead of...

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2015-05-21 10:57 | By Jessica Calefati and Paul Rogers, San Jose Mercury News, 19 May 2015 Hoping to build momentum for a stronger international climate change deal in December, Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed an agreement between California and 11 other U.S. states and foreign provinces to sharply limit emissions of greenhouse gases by 2050. "This global challenge requires bold action on the part of governments everywhere," Brown said. "It's time to be decisive. It's time to act." Under the U.S. Constitution...

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2015-05-21 10:55 | By Sophie Yeo, The Carbon Brief, 20 May 2015 Canada has submitted its intended contribution to the UN's forthcoming climate deal, but its new target has done little to remedy its reputation as a climate laggard... According to Canada's INDC, a 30% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 marks a significant deviation from how its emissions would be projected to grow in the absence of current policies... Yet this graph, which shows emissions in 2030 as below 1990 levels, appears to paint an...

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2015-05-21 10:46 | Bundaberg NewsMail, 19 May 2015 A company tasked with assisting big business to offset carbon emissions is set to undertake a large tree-planting project in the Barolin Nature Reserve. Environment and Natural Resources portfolio spokesman Danny Rowleson said the approval of Greenfleet's proposal in this week's Ordinary Meeting was a win for council, the community and the environment. "For very minimal investment from council we will be able to see one of our region's most popular and...

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2015-05-21 10:41 | Business Recorder, 18 May 2015 Federal Minister for Climate Change Senator Mushahid Ullah Khan has said that Pakistan has achieved the target of 12% protected areas under the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) on Environmental Sustainability. "However, the target to increase the forest cover to 6% is yet to be achieved, and it requires dedicated window on forests in the $ 100 billion Green Climate Fund," he added.

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2015-05-21 08:56 | By Kiana Wilburg, Kaieteur News, 20 May 2015 Based on its observations and in some cases, concrete evidence which it accumulated over the years, the A Partnership for National Unity plus Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) has been unrelenting in its criticisms of the mismanagement of the Natural Resources sector. Tipped to head this very Ministry, Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine in an interview yesterday told Kaieteur News that should he be confirmed to handle this division, there would be a serious “...

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2015-05-21 08:47 | Mission completed. Metsä Board finalises divestment of its loss-making Gohrsmühle paper mill in...

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2015-05-21 08:20 | By Jeff McMahon, Forbes, 20 May 2015 Look for China to make new investments in forestry and deeper cuts in carbon intensity when it delivers its tardy climate pledge to the United Nations “soon,” a Chinese official said in Chicago Tuesday... 2. Greater carbon sink from forestry. Expect China to expand forests in a land that has been deforested for millennia , and to tinker with existing forests so they more effectively capture atmospheric carbon. China pledged in 2009 to expand its forests by...

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