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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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2017-05-03 00:00 |

FAO and partners have launched a new knowledge sharing platform on forest and landscape restoration. The open-access platform is the first virtual space to provide access to a comprehensive database of key forest and landscape restoration resources aggregated from around the globe.


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2017-05-02 18:40 | “Achieving PEFC certification further enforces our commitment to sustainable forestry and provides our customers with a complete range of fully certified timber products,” said Daryl Fahy, Managing Director of Earrai Coillte Chonnacht Teoranta (ECC), the first sawmill to achieve PEFC...

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2017-05-02 18:11 | In March, the Adaptation Fund Board (AFB) held its 29th meeting, approving eight projects and endorsing five project concepts, at a total amount of US$60.3 million. In April, the GCF Board’s 16th meeting approved eight new projects and programmes, at a total value of US$755 million, with projects located across the developing world. The World Bank’s International Finance Corporation announced it will be launching the “world’s largest green bond fund dedicated to emerging markets,” together with...

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2017-05-02 17:08 | Michigan State University Forestry Department is pleased to offer the online Graduate Coursework in Forest Carbon Science, Policy, and Management for the 2017 Fall Semester. Available completely online, and supplementing a wide range of vocations, the courses are ideal for recent graduate, working professionals, and those pursuing advanced degrees. Individuals can take just one course, or earn a Graduate Certificate upon completion of all three required courses in the program. The Program...

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2017-05-02 17:04 | The WWF report, ‘Halting the illegal trade of CITES species from World Heritage Sites,’ notes that despite the protection provided by the World Heritage Convention and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora (CITES) – “which have been ratified by almost every country in the world" – poaching, illegal logging and illegal fishing occur in over one-quarter of World Heritage sites. ‘An Ecoregion-based Approach to Protecting Half the Terrestrial Realm,’...

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2017-05-02 16:57 | Cambridge, UK, 2nd May 2017—The first issue of the 29th volume of the TRAFFIC Bulletin is published today, featuring topical analyses and reports on global wildlife trade issues. This flagship journal is the only publication exclusively devoted to wildlife trade and covers frontline updates on the latest associated regulations, investigations and seizures from leading conservationists and academics.

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2017-05-02 16:56 | The World Bank embarked on its first-ever operation targeting greenhouse gas emissions from a landscape perspective and “across an entire jurisdiction,” with a start-up grant for the Oromia Forested Landscape Program (OFLP) in Ethiopia. In Madagascar, the Sustainable Landscape Management project, supported by the GEF, the World Bank and the French Agency for Development (AFD), aims to improve livelihoods for more than 38,000 rural people. A recent Land Policy Initiative assessment of large-...

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2017-05-02 14:33 | China’s investments in Brazilian export products – including forestry, other agribusiness and food – have increased significantly over the past decade, new research suggests. The latest edition of the Panorama Internacional of the Foundation of Economics and Statistics (FEE) shows that Chinese investment in Brazilian exports totalled $51.7 billion between the years 2005 and 2016, Plus55.com [...]

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2017-05-02 14:16 | About 25 entrepreneurs and students coming from France, Spain, Portugal and Italy joined the “transnational mobility” that took place in Liguria and Piedmont (Italy) from April 10th to April 14th, promoted by the Association Terre dei Savoia and CREA. The mobility is part of “HERBARTIS – Adult Training on Handicraft […]

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2017-05-02 14:11 | This is the 125th edition of our electronic newsletter! Read an extensive interview with the IUFRO President! Also learn about meetings on Precision Forestry and Phytophthora research, and more…

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2017-05-02 13:39 |

Tigercat will debut a prototype model 602 skidder at Les Cognées, a unique forestry event to be held in the heart of the French Alps in Les Gets, France, June 24-25.

The 602 skidder design team is meeting the challenge to produce a small, compact, lightweight skidder platform that can be adapted to a number of niche applications.

The prototype 602 model will be equipped with a Tigercat FPT Tier 4f N45 engine. It will use centre joint oscillation with the goal of achieving an...

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2017-05-02 13:16 | The Nordic environment ministers want to totally reduce the negative impact of plastic to health and environment. They hope that the course they plot also will impact the international work for sustainable use and recycling of plastic, writes norden.org. Read … Continue reading →

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2017-05-02 13:10 |

The Parliament, the Council and the Commission enter now the trilogue negotiations that will shape the ETS directive after 2020.

We, the 17 signatories of this paper, energy-intensive sectors representing about 2 million jobs in the EU and comprising many SME’s, are fully committed in taking our share of responsibilities and reducing our emissions.
However, we are also very concerned by the impact that some proposed measures would have on our global competitiveness.

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2017-05-02 13:10 |

The 6th edition of the European Paper Recycling Awards will take place the 18th October in the European Parliament hosted by europarliamentarian Ms. Simona Bonafè, rapporteur of the Circular Economy package and champion of the importance of recycling.

The Awards provide an occasion to shed the spotlight on the innovative projects changing the way we think and do paper recycling and help Europe...

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2017-05-02 13:00 |

Three new EFI Board members were elected by the EFI Council at its meeting in Dublin, Ireland on 26 April.

Erwin Dreyer (France), is Head of the INRA Center of Grand Est Nancy, and chief editor of the Annals of Forest Science.

Hanna Kosonen (Finland), is a Member of the Parliament of Finland, a member of the Environment Committee and the chair of the Committee for a Sustainable Nordic Region in the Nordic Council.

Roland Daamen (Germany) works in the area of Forest...

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2017-05-02 12:46 | May 2, 2017 --Valmet has been selected as supplier for a new bleaching plant to be installed at CENIBRA's pulp mill in Belo Oriente in Brazil. The new plant will have the capacity to produce 500,000 tonnes of pulp per year. Start-up is scheduled to be in April, 2018.

The order was included in Valmet's fourth quarter 2016 orders received. A typical value for this scope of supply is around EUR 30-50 million.

The new bleaching plant, equipped with Valmet's modern...

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2017-05-02 12:45 | BRENTWOOD, Tenn., May 1, 2017 -- Orchids Paper Products announces the introduction of NEW TACKLE® Paper Towels, CLEAN SCENTS® Paper Towels, ORCHIDS TRENDS® Designer Paper Towels, and ORCHIDS SUPREME® Bath Tissue.

NEW TACKLE® Paper Towels with Rosie the Riveter, appeals to consumers of all ages. Rosie the Riveter is being described as an "inspired" choice to represent the brand as she appeals to the consumers of today with her "Can Do" attitude!

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2017-05-02 12:44 | NORTHBROOK, Ill., May 1, 2017- KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (NYSE: KS) – At approximately 8:45 p.m. EDT, Sunday, April 30, 2017, an incident occurred at our North Charleston, SC paper mill involving employees performing maintenance work in an operating area that was offline for repairs. The incident resulted in the fatality of one employee and injuries to a second employee. The second employee was transported to a local hospital and released.

Our primary concern is...

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2017-05-02 12:42 |

Forestry is one of the most important industries in Brazil and trees there have a very high growth rate. But a changing climate including drought can lead to the reduced growth of such species as cultivated eucalyptus and pine.

“Brazil needs the latest expertise and technologies and they’re presented at Elmia Wood,” says Jorge R. Malinovski, General Director of the forestry consulting firm of Malinovski in Brazil.

The firm organises South America’s leading...

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2017-05-02 12:37 |

Indonesia’s plan to stop future forest and land fires

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