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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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2018-07-31 18:55 | The curious glance of a squirrel convinced the jury of their winner for PEFC Slovakia’s ‘Discover the forest, discover PEFC’ photo contest. Martin Šebesta was in the right place at the right time when he took the winning image on Mount Ježová, northwest of Detva,...

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2018-07-31 17:29 | The study analyzes potential co-benefits from implementing Mexico’s NDC that would help achieve the SDGs. According to the report, almost 40% of SDG targets are directly related to mitigation and/or adaptation. Almost all of Mexico’s NDC adaptation measures, the study notes, link to the SDGs, including incorporating a gender perspective and human rights approach.

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2018-07-31 17:09 |

Industry4Europe is a coalition of around 130 manufacturer associations committed towards the achievement of an ambitious EU industrial strategy.

#Industry4Europe initiative, CEPI's a part of, has released four documents in the past months.

A governance structure
1. Ensuring an informed and permanent dialogue between the industry and policy decision-makers in association with civil society stakeholders (trade unions, consumers organisations, NGOs,...

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2018-07-31 17:05 |

Integrated Australian forestry and timber processing company, Associated Kiln Driers ( AKD ) is pleased to confirm that it has signed an agreement with Carter Holt Harvey (CHH) to acquire all of the shares of Carter Holt Harvey Timber Pty Ltd (CHHT). CHHT owns CHH’s New South Wales sawmilling business.

The major assets of the business comprise the Tumut sawmill and Gilmore treatment facility in Tumut, a 50% interest in the Highland Pine Products (...

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2018-07-31 16:28 | The independent evaluation of the Congo Basin Forest Fund (CBFF) was established in 2008 to reduce deforestation across the Congo Basin! The CBFF aims at alleviating poverty and mitigating climate change by reducing the rate of deforestation in the Congo Basin … Continue reading →

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2018-07-31 11:37 |

24 July, Beijing, China – Bamboo can be a very strategic resource for the Belt and Road Initiative. It is a resilient, low-carbon material for infrastructure, which grows locally to many countries on the Belt and Road routes. What do countries need to understand about bamboo, and how to overcome the obstacles to its use? […]

The post Training on bamboo and rattan for Belt and Road appeared...

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2018-07-31 01:10 |

July 30, 2018 - FORT WORTH, Texas - Forest pest experts are investigating reports that the invasive emerald ash borer may have been found in Tarrant County.   Last week, entomologists identified EAB in a photograph submitted to an online nature social network. The photo was taken by a young naturalist, just 10 ye

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2018-07-30 23:50 |

Con su sombrero de ala ancha, Carlos Pérez Sebastián, nuestro guía de campo durante la semana, afirmó: “La silvicultura comunitaria es una gran alternativa para el desarrollo, pues mejora los espacios verdes, el oxígeno, el agua y la biodiversidad. Al practicar la silvicultura comunitaria, estamos garantizando un mejor futuro para nuestros hijos y nietos”. Carlos explicaba esto al pie de una ladera que un ejido (grupo forestal comunitario) había restaurado con especies autóctonas en Cruz de...

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2018-07-30 16:48 | A new study confirms a continuous presence of montane coniferous forests from the Pyrenees to the Mediterranean coast from 50,000 to 15,000 years ago, demonstrating their resilience to the extreme and ever changing climate conditions of the period.

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2018-07-30 06:53 | It’s known as lovely Leitrim – the county is well known for its picturesque lakes, hills and wooded areas. But planting large numbers of new trees is proving very controversial. Source: BBC News The Republic of Ireland is hoping to increase its wooded area from less than 11% at the moment to 18% by 2046, as a climate change measure. The soil may be relatively poor but Leitrim is already close to meeting that target. Land prices are rising as big financial institutions – what...

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2018-07-30 06:52 | Europe’s wood based panel market has generated huge profitability and strong growth in the last few years on account of the growth of the furniture sector and rising construction industry. Source: The Camping Canuck However, the increasing cost of a range of inputs such as wood, energy and resin is expected to challenge panel manufacturers across the Europe over the forecast period. In addition, the European panel producers are competing with the biomass industry for the procurement of wood....

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2018-07-30 06:51 | International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) researchers have led the development of new guidance for EU member states estimating greenhouse gas emissions and removals from their forests and developing plans to show how they will account for these emissions and removals in the future. Source: Timberbiz The document, written by a team led by IIASA researcher Nicklas Forsell, provides the first technical and science-based guidelines to assist EU member states in calculating their ...

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2018-07-30 06:50 | In the midst of an investment a growth phase, New Zealand prefabricator XLam is expanding its senior management team with the appointment of John Eastwood as the head of business development for Australia and New Zealand. XLam is Australasia’s only manufacturer of CLT. Sources: Timberbiz, National Business Review Mr Eastwood has a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Unitec and has spent most of his career in the building materials, manufacturing and construction sectors. He joined XLam in a...

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2018-07-30 06:49 | South Australian forest industries have gained a powerful new voice to advocate for their combined interests in the appointment to the Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) South Australian branch manager position of Mr Leon Rademeyer.  Source: Timberbiz Mr Rademeyer was most recently chief of staff at one of the nation’s most respected regional newspapers, The Border Watch. Prior to this role, Mr Rademeyer filled a number of senior communications roles in Australia and South Africa....

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2018-07-30 06:48 | Timber Queensland has organized an engineered timber products seminar that squarely focuses on new construction methods. Source: Timberbiz Under the banner of Engineered Timber Products: GLT | CLT | LVL  Simplifying the design & construction of timber buildings, the seminar will be held 5 September 2018. Advances in engineered timber products are fundamentally changing the way developers, designers and builders are thinking about construction projects. Large panels and huge spans...

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2018-07-30 06:47 | As the housing market tightens, everyone wants to know about tomorrow’s housing. Specifically, they want to know who is building what, and where they are building it. That data, and the analysis to go with it, is now available. Source: IndustryEdge The good news is, its available for each state, broken up to each region, not just Capitals, and even down to the suburb level. We can get down to building type, and even drill into details about who is funding the building. Our initial analysis has...

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2018-07-30 06:46 | With the Braddon by-election a done deal for Labor’s Justine Keay, but a tight win for the candidate it is fitting to show Labor’s responses to the questions put by AFPA Chief Executive Officer, Mr Ross Hampton in the preceding weeks. Source: Timberbiz This is what the Labor party said with respect to its view on forestry: A future Labor Government will restore proper Commonwealth and State relationships by re-establishing the COAG process. Sadly, one of the first acts of the former Agriculture...

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2018-07-30 06:44 | Federal Labor is celebrating four by-election wins in Braddon, Longman, Perth and Fremantle. Bill Shorten declared it a “Super Saturday night” for the Labor party, calling the by-election results a signpost to Labor winning government at the next federal poll. Sources: ABC News, Timberbiz The four victories have strengthened Mr Shorten’s leadership and created doubt about the Coalition’s chance of being re-elected. The Labor leader celebrated the wins with Susan Lamb in...

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2018-07-30 06:42 | Forests cover almost one-third of the world’s land area and over one billion people rely on them for their livelihoods. Source: Steve Nicholson, director of sustainability at Solaris Paper As of March 2017, nearly 450 companies had made 760 commitments to curb forest destruction in supply chains ranging from palm oil, soy, timber, pulp and cattle. Likewise, the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement saw 80% of the nearly 200 signatories, including Australia, commit to halting deforestation and better...

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