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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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2018-01-12 03:18 |

Using innovative bamboo winding technology to produce low-carbon, long-lasting and cheaper piping. Read the full story here

The post Good Business – Innovative Bamboo Pipes appeared first on INBAR.

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2018-01-11 20:53 |

Published January 10th, 2018 by TimberWest – Source One of Vancouver Island’s local treasures is the BC Forest Discovery Centre (BCFDC) in Duncan. Every year, the centre welcomes close to 60,000 visitors from all over the world, Canada and the province to explore the history of forestry. The BCFDC has an outside/inside exhibit on a 100-acres of land, which features a working steam train, an …

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2018-01-11 20:48 | This event is organized by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in cooperation with the World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF), a member of the CGIAR System Organization, and the Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS). The workshop will provide information on how to jointly increase bioenergy availability and food security in rural Africa while ensuring positive social and environmental impacts. Presentations will include winners of IRENA's call for...

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2018-01-11 19:46 | In December 2017, the One Planet Summit and a ‘Climate Finance Day’ resulted in a high number of climate financing-related announcements. Nigeria issued a US$26.9 million sovereign green bond, becoming the fourth country in the world to do so, after Poland, France and Fiji. The GCF opened a call for concept notes and funding proposals in response to its pilot programme for REDD+ results-based payments.

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2018-01-11 19:39 | The brief describes six components "that governments can focus on to meet SDG 6 with equity and true sustainability". To ensure SDG 6 implementation, the brief also details six steps, which depend on cross-sector, inter-agency collaboration and planning.

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2018-01-11 19:36 | Three months after its official launch, the Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) Fund has raised approximately 30% of its target capitalization of US$300 million. The LDN Fund, promoted by the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and Mirova, an affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers, aims to accelerate achievement of SDG target 15.3, or a land degradation neutral world by 2030.

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2018-01-11 15:07 | Eight years after the discovery of a new primate species in Myanmar, scientists have released a new report revealing how the 'snubby' is faring.

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2018-01-11 14:52 |

How one project is rekindling interest in mangroves in the Maldives

Learn more: Mangroves for the future (MFF)Location: AsiaMaldives

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2018-01-11 14:49 | Global warming threatens forest plants adapted to cooler temperatures. An international team of scientists have unraveled where these species could survive within colder spots in the same forest. The findings can help to understand the effect of climate change on forest biodiversity and what we can do to protect it.

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2018-01-11 12:17 | Jan 11,2017---On October 19 2017, Encore tissue started up a new Toscotec Steel Yankee Dryer on ET3 at its Laverton North mill, Melbourne, Australia. The rebuilt tissue machine started producing high quality tissue paper immediately after start-up.
The Australian tissue maker purchased a second generation TT SYD of 3600 mm diameter, to replace an existing cast iron Yankee.

Following the installation of Toscotec’s steel Yankee dryer, Encore Tissue expects to increase the...

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2018-01-11 12:16 | Jan 10, 2018 ---A new large volume chip storing system delivered by Valmet has improved the chip feeding into the cooking plant at The Navigator Company's pulp mill located in Figueira da Foz, Portugal. A more homogeneous chip feeding contributes to a stable process afterwards. It is the first chip storing system of GentleStore type that Valmet delivers to Portugal and replaced an existing, high energy consumption, pneumatic conveying system. The storage volume is near to 180,000 m3s....

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2018-01-11 11:43 |

2017 revealed new challenges for the world's forests, but we are also learning more about how to address them. Here's a round-up of how PROFOR contributed to the forest knowledge base over the last year.

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2018-01-11 09:10 |

The plenary of the European Parliament will vote on the renewed Renewable Energy Directive (RED) during the week of the 15th January. This vote could see even more policy support being directed towards destructive biofuels and biomass. We believe that neither should be classed as renewable energy. Consequently, GFC and Biofuelwatch have issued a joint letter to Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) ahead of the vote, to influence the direction that this important legislation takes. You...

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2018-01-11 08:17 |

How cash incentives are helping to swap ‘grain for green’

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2018-01-11 05:14 | UK’s Prime Minister Theresa May has announced plans for a new Northern Forest as part of the Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan. Source: Timberbiz Ambitious plans to create a new ‘Northern Forest’ along the M62 corridor have been kick-started following an announcement by the Prime Minister. Following backing from the Environment Secretary Michael Gove, over the next 25 years the Woodland Trust and Community Forest Trust are aiming to plant more than 50 million trees from Liverpool to...

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2018-01-11 05:08 | The opening event for Magna Expo Mueblera takes place on 17 January 2018 in the foyer of the Centro Banamex exhibition complex in Mexico City.  Source: Timberbiz Two international trade fairs will be staged under the umbrella of the Magna Expo Mueblera trade fair, which runs from 17 to 20 January 2018: Magna Expo Mueblera Industrial, showcasing machinery, tools, equipment and solutions for woodworking and wood processing, and Magna Expo Mobiliario e Interiores, which features furniture,...

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2018-01-11 05:05 | UK timber prices continue to strengthen with returns fast approaching those already available in mainland Europe. This trend reflects the many uses to which forestry products can now be put. Source: Farming Life UK As a consequence, demand for land with established plantations in situ has never been higher. Also driving the market in this regard is the increasing complexity associated with the establishment of new private sector woodlands. In simple terms, it is more attractive to invest in a...

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2018-01-11 05:02 | NSW department of primary industry says just-released research on private native forest opportunities highlights the potential to increase incomes and create jobs. Source: The Manning River Times The study focused on the extent and status of privately owned forests on the North Coast. The report found a large number of properties could be more actively managed for forestry and other environmental and social values. DPI leader forests research Dr Christine Stone said the $750,000 project...

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2018-01-11 04:55 | WA’s liquid gold smells so sweet to world’s best perfumeries, with sandalwood JV giving hope to Goldfields community. Source: The West The joint venture project will take wild sandalwood from WA’s Gibson Desert to the world’s best perfume houses. A new sandalwood oil processing facility opened in Kalgoorlie, marking the start of an ambitious project to take wild sandalwood from the Gibson Desert to the world’s best perfume houses. At the same time, the new Dutjahn Sandalwood Oil facility will...

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2018-01-11 04:47 | Single tree selection is a low intensity method of harvesting where individual or small groups of trees are selected and removed within an area planned for timber harvesting. Source: Timberbiz This method looks for trees within areas of forest that contains a mix of different age classes ranging from young five year old regrowth trees to old growth trees that have already begun forming natural hollows. The trees are selected on the basis of diameter and condition, with smaller aand younger...

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