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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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2018-09-25 02:32 | The New Zealand forest industry is another step closer to a more sustainable flow of trained workers with the imminent start of the Eastland Wood Council driven Generation Program. Source: Timberbiz Siobhain Fyall has been appointed program manager and the first course is set to start on October 15, 2018 with another following in late April 2019. Participants will spend six weeks at a forestry base camp industry introduction program followed by ‘learn while you earn’ work out with contractors...

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2018-09-25 02:31 | WoodSolutions Young Professionals Network offers free networking events to provide opportunities for early career practitioners to develop useful contacts and enhance their knowledge of industry issues. Source: Timberbiz The network will hold regular meetings focusing on hot topics concerning timber construction. The first event was held on 20 September 2018. Laurence Ritchie, FWPA Cost and Program Estimator, Mid-rise Advisory Program, said the aim of these monthly meet-ups is to provide early...

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2018-09-25 02:30 | South Korea, one of the world’s largest importers of timber and woodbased products, has announced changes to its ‘Act on the Sustainable Use of Wood’ as it continues to enforce rigorous compliance against illegal logging. Source: Timberbiz About 84% of the country’s demand for wood is currently met by importers with New Zealand and Australia two of the country’s largest suppliers of log timber and sawn wood. The changes represent a significant shift towards establishing a distribution order for...

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2018-09-25 02:29 | The Andrews Labor Government is starting on the Gippsland Logistics Precinct, with design works for Tramway Road awarded to Gippsland-based company Crossco Consulting. Source: Timberbiz Latrobe City Council awarded the tender for design works to repair Tramway Road and bring it up to a standard that will cope with its future usage by heavy vehicles. The design works are an important first step to reactivate the disused rail freight site at the former Gippsland Intermodal Freight Terminal (GIFT...

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2018-09-25 02:28 | Australia’s booming sawn softwood imports are dominated by structural grades, latest analysis shows. Working with industry stakeholders, IndustryEdge has established that in July, structural grades accounted for 91.5% of total sawn softwood imports. Source: IndustryEdge for Timberbiz Imports for the month totalled 80,374 m3 according to IndustryEdge, and the structural grades more than 73,500 m3. “By the middle of next year, we expect sawn softwood imports are going to be around one million m3...

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2018-09-25 02:23 | A total of 30 key plantation regions will be created under the Federal Government’s national forestry plan, with farmers playing a big role in planting trees. Source: Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz The $20 million, four-year plan aims to plant an additional 400,000 hectares of forests – a billion new trees – over the next decade. It was announced earlier this month by the Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Senator Richard Colbeck. Senator Colbeck said the next generation of...

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2018-09-24 23:44 | By looking at Earth's full natural history and evolution, astronomers may have found a template for vegetation fingerprints -- borrowing from epochs of changing flora -- to determine the age of habitable exoplanets.

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2018-09-24 22:58 | The priority areas outlined in Namibia’s NDC Partnership Plan include developing better framework conditions for effective climate change governance, and strengthening financing of projects that help reduce emissions. In its NDC, Namibia has committed to reduce emissions by 89% by 2030 compared to the business-as-usual scenario through climate-smart agriculture, reducing deforestation and renewable energy.

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2018-09-24 22:47 | EU and California intensify cooperation on carbon markets. New Zealand proposes emissions trading reforms. Carbon Tracker Report predicts European Market Stability Reserve to prompt coal-to-gas switch. Pilot Project in Thailand tests Blockchain application in solar energy for data verification and carbon credit automatization.

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2018-09-20 22:36 | The Suruí Forest Carbon Project in Brazil has been suspended indefinitely as a result of illegal diamond and gold mining, as well as illegal logging, inside the 248,147 hectare territory of the Suruí. The Suruí REDD project and carbon credits The Suruí REDD project started on 9 June 2009 and was validated under the Verified […]

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2018-09-20 21:24 | The Center for Global Development has released its 2018 Commitment to Development Index, which analyzes seven policy areas: aid; finance; technology; environment; trade; security; and migration. Sweden ranks the highest on the CDI, with other European countries occupying the top 12 positions in the Index. Poland, Greece and the Republic of Korea place at the bottom of the rankings.

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2018-09-20 21:23 | An article in Science by a group of authors from WRI, the Sustainability Consortium and the University of Maryland finds that 27 percent of deforestation results from permanent land use change for commodity production. The authors suggest that their results indicate that policies designed to achieve zero deforestation commitments “are not being adopted or implemented at the pace needed to meet 2020 goals” nor do they combat deforestation, as called for under SDG 15 (life on land).

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2018-09-20 21:21 | The report details steps to 2030 to catalyze action at the speed and scale required to combat climate change, including solutions to halve emissions in a range of sectors, and specific strategies to accelerate their scaling up. Existing technologies and companies behind them could help determine whether we live on a 1.5-2°C planet or in a +3°C world. While technology alone cannot solve the climate challenge, the authors conclude that “a critical mass” of businesses, cities, nations, industries...

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2018-09-20 21:11 | In the Statement of Support for the Cerrado Manifesto, a coalition of investors and large food companies call for adopting policies to halt further deforestation in Brazil’s Cerrado region. The Cerrado stores the equivalent of 13.7 billion tons of carbon dioxide and plays a critical role in Brazil’s fresh water systems.

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2018-09-20 21:06 | The UN Economic Commission for Europe’s third Environmental Performance Review of Albania finds that the country has aligned its national agenda with the 2030 Agenda and is working to develop a national SDG action plan. The country has increased its protected area coverage and banned logging. Challenges include municipal waste, rural water supply, sanitation and wastewater treatment, and environmental monitoring.

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2018-09-20 20:39 | The Mountain Research Initiative and the Centre for Development and Environment released a paper that aims to help contextualize and highlight the specific needs and challenges for mountain communities and ecosystems in addressing sustainable mountain development. The report recommends developing a subset of SDG indicators to assess local progress that are relevant to SMD, applicable to different mountain regions worldwide and practical to use.

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Continuously evolving to better its machines and exceed customer expectations, John Deere is excited to introduce the new L-Series II Skidders and Wheeled Feller Bunchers. The new L-Series II machines feature a simplified design, providing a reliable, powerful solution, while still maintaining the productivity-boosting features of the original line, including an increase in hydraulic speed, large grapples and an improvement in weight distribution.

“With the new L-Series II...

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2018-09-20 15:44 | We will repeat the success! Welcome to Matchmaking Day in Ås, Norge, November 8! Welcome to our new Matchmaking day, get inspired, let the creativity flow! You will meet representatives from SNS , NKJ, EFINORD and NordGen Forest and we’ll tell you about how to apply for funding from us. Lukasz Andrzej Derdowski…

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2018-09-20 10:40 | The article conclude that the 25-year history of C&I work in forestry has had significant positive impacts, though challenges do remain for the implementation of C&I and progress towards SFM. The work should be continued and carried over to other sectors to advance sustainability goals more broadly.

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2018-09-20 09:12 | In recent years, public contributions to the forest sector in Iceland have been sharply reduced. Earlier Perspective texts here The total area of forest and woodland in Iceland has at least doubled, possibly quadrupled, since 1950. Whether this should be considered a large or small increase depends on the comparison.…

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