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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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2018-07-19 21:21 | Last month saw the Oslo Tropical Forest Forum 2018, 10 years after REDD was included in the Bali Road Map, at the UN climate negotiations in December 2007. “The goal of the forum is to celebrate results and identify remaining challenges,” according to the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation’s website about the event. This post […]

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2018-07-19 18:44 | UK Stakeholders for Sustainable Development launched the report ‘Measuring up: How the UK is performing on the UN Sustainable Development Goals’. The report offers a comprehensive stakeholder review of SDG delivery in the UK, covering 143 of the 169 targets. The report notes that although the UK’s Single Departmental Plans are a practical way of delegating authority, they could reduce recognitions of interlinkages across the Goals and targets, thereby siloing efforts or reducing their...

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2018-07-19 18:00 | The UN Environment Programme (UNEP, or UN Environment) and Google have announced a partnership that combines environmental science and big data to expand knowledge on the impacts of human activity on global ecosystems. The partnership will initially focus on freshwater ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes.

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2018-07-19 17:51 | On the sidelines of the HLPF Ministerial Segment, Canada, Iceland, Germany and Namibia hosted a high-level consultation on addressing the challenges of drought in the context of achieving LDN. Parallel to the HLPF, a High-Level Dialogue on Sand and Dust Storms (SDS) convened during the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly. At the First Global LDN Forum in Seoul, Korea, a 'Peace Forest Initiative' was proposed as one possible approach for simultaneously contributing to LDN and post-conflict...

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2018-07-19 16:12 | Researchers describe for the first time the scavenging behavior of mangabey monkeys, guinea fowls, and squirrels on energy-rich nut remnants cracked by chimpanzees and red river hogs. The team used data collected by camera traps in the rain forest of Tai National Park in Ivory Coast. The results reveal new unknown interactions between different species and increase our understanding of the complex community of animals foraging around tropical nut trees.

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2018-07-19 14:54 | The historic peace treaty in Colombia which brought an end to half a century of violence has led to mass deforestation. Once FARC soldiers were disarmed, it led to a vacuum of power which is being exploited by large landowners who are now deforesting the area at an alarming rate to make way for farms and for the illegal growth of coca crops. An ecologically significant region of Colombia, is now at risk of disappearing.

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2018-07-19 14:14 |

This blog was first published on the website of Landscape News Forests are widely recognized as critical to essential ecosystem services like clean water and air, but some of their greatest benefits are invisible to the human eye...

The post...

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2018-07-19 12:51 |

Conifex Timber Inc. has completed the acquisition of the Suwannee sawmill in Cross City, Florida and the Caddo River sawmill in Glenwood, Arkansas.

Ken Shields, Conifex’s President and CEO, stated: “As a result of this acquisition, our total annual lumber production capacity has increased by approximately 50% to 1.1 billion board feet and our total annual production capacity in the U.S. South has increased...

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2018-07-19 11:17 |

Dear all,

The position of the Head of PCC is announced by the Thuenen Institute to be filled according to the conditions described in the linked advertisement: 18-164-WO-engl.pdf. Please, consider an application by yourself or forward the application to those who might be interested.

Best…

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2018-07-19 09:02 | PDF for download   A newly published study entitled Sustainable Forest Operations (SFO): A new paradigm in a changing world and climate, indicates that “climate change, as well as the increasing demand for forest products, requires a rethinking of forest operations in terms of sustainability.” The study suggests that the SFO concept provides integrated perspectives […]

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2018-07-19 00:00 |

A global panel exchanged experience and knowledge on the importance of investing in forest education in order to raise understanding and awareness among children and young adults of the sustainable use of forests at a high level World Forest Week session at FAO headquarters in Rome on Wednesday.


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2018-07-18 23:59 | The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe decided to renew the European Diplomas for Protected Areas to 20 areas in Europe, including the Khosrov Forest Reserve (Armenia). Source: HETQ The European Diploma for Protected Areas for the Khosrov Forest Reserve has been renewed for 10 more years (until July 10, 2028) under the following conditions: 1. By 2020, design and adopt a management plan for the long-term conservation of the area which will include strategic aims and targets, an...

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2018-07-18 23:57 | The tallest mass-timber building development in the US is “on hold for the foreseeable future,” according to the project’s developer. Sources: Engineering News Record, Treehugger The 12-story mixed-use building, known as Framework, has been under development in Portland, Oregon, since 2014. It was first delayed a year ago and currently is postponed because of changing market conditions. These include inflation, escalating construction costs and fluctuations in the tax credit...

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2018-07-18 23:55 | Edinburgh Napier University has introduced a Masters of Science on Timber Architectural Design and Technology, the first program of its kind in the UK, to develop the technical and commercial awareness needed to work as a design professional within the timber building industry. Source: Timberbiz This program is designed for graduates in architecture, architectural technology, engineering or related disciplines, who want to become part of the growing international move towards innovative and...

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2018-07-18 23:53 | Forestry companies in Taranaki New Zealand can expect more inspections of harvest sites to monitor whether operators are complying with new nationwide regulations.  Source: Stuff NZ The national environment standards for plantation forestry (NES-PF) enables local authorities to target ground based operators not complying with the rules, Taranaki Regional Council forestry compliance leader Mark Addison told a Taranaki Regional Council consents and regulatory committee. The NES-PF came into force...

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2018-07-18 23:52 | Local builders and timber suppliers in Naracoorte, South Australia want to use local products but are finding that demand is exceeding supply. Source: Naracoorte Herald Naracoorte-based builder Paul Russell said there is a shortage of local timber in the region, believing it is caused by excessive exporting of logs from Portland. Builders and carpenters have had no choice but to use imported laminated timber from Europe, and despite it being the same quality, Mr Russell is disappointed it isn’t...

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2018-07-18 23:51 | Rotorua-based timber “super mill” Red Stag is generating its own electricity in amounts sufficient to power a town the size of Whakatane. Source: New Zealand Herald The Red Stag Timber Company, which annually processes more than one million tonnes of logs at its Waipa mill, is using its waste wood as renewable fuel rather than trucking it to landfill and paying for its disposal – avoiding an annual power bill of up to NZ$1 million in the process. Although the mill, considered one of...

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2018-07-18 23:50 | Forest Enterprises Special Projects Director, Steve Wilton has been made a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Forestry (NZIF). The honour of Fellow is bestowed on a member who has been recognised by NZIF peers as having achieved eminence in the forestry profession. Source: Timberbiz This from Steve’s Fellow nomination: Mr Wilton has 27 years of achievement in the forestry investment and forestry management business with Forest Enterprises. He is a strong and articulate advocate for the New...

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2018-07-18 23:48 | Every month, IndustryEdge publishes Wood Market Edge, Australia’s only forestry and wood products market and trade analysis, and supplies its customers with hundreds of unique data products, advisory and consulting services. 16.0% – Australia’s hardwood chip deliveries to Japan in May 2018 totalled 159,436 bdmt, accounting for 16.0% of the total, behind Chile and Vietnam 34,673 m3 – exports of hardwood logs in May 2018 fell back sharply from the massive exports of the prior month 5.150 million...

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2018-07-18 23:47 | A major national conference on forest safety practices is set to showcase how forestry leaders have brought about practical benefits to logging and forestry workplaces through changes in culture and technology. Source: Timberbiz “Some of our leading forest contractors and companies have both developed safety improvements in both culture in the workplace and technologies to reduce harm on the forest floor,” Forest Industry Engineering Association event manager Gordon Thomson said. “Our speakers...

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