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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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2018-07-28 14:35 | Carbon dioxide emissions are killing off coral reefs and kelp forests as heat waves and ocean acidification damage marine ecosystems, scientists have warned.

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2018-07-27 23:16 | We are delighted to present the first three of the seven shortlisted projects for the World Architecture Festival’s Best Use of Certified Timber Prize: the new university building of NTNU Gjøvik in Norway, a camp in aboriginal land in Tasmania and an Expo pavilion from Milan, which...

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2018-07-27 21:18 |

Welcome to Vol. 4 of Big Ideas. In Brief—a series from the Rights and Resources Initiative. Highlights: India passed its groundbreaking Forest Rights Act, which has the potential to improve the lives of 150 million people living in India’s forests, in 2006;However, implementation of the Act has been slow, due largely to a lack of political will, resources, and capacity;Now, with support from the Tenure Facility, a new initiative is using innovative partnerships, technology, and research to...

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2018-07-27 16:46 |

Our Lead Technical Adviser, Pietro Carpena, explains how TREE AID is supporting farmers in the drylands of Africa to develop business skills through our ‘train a trainer’ programme. Dramatic changes are taking place in farming. Local communities are intensifying existing patterns of production and diversifying their farm enterprises in an attempt to improve their livelihoods.

The post...

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2018-07-27 15:51 | Bangkok, Thailand, 26 July 2018—In order to help combat the shipping and transport of illegal wildlife products, TRAFFIC, through the the USAID-funded Wildlife Trafficking Response, Assessment and Priority Setting (Wildlife TRAPS) Project, delivered a capacity building workshop in Bangkok yesterday for staff at DHL eCommerce in Thailand to learn how they can play a key role in helping prevent the trafficking of wildlife.

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2018-07-27 11:40 |

The death toll in Greece and suffering right up to the Arctic Circle must prompt a move to sustainable and resilient forest management

The post The fires ravaging parts of Europe show our forest policies are failing appeared first on Climate Home News.

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2018-07-27 03:25 | The suspect was charged with five counts of arson as the wildfire expanded through mountains in the south of the state, eventually spreading across 7,500 acres.

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2018-07-26 22:27 | The conversion of forests to farmland is recognized as a major contributor to rising levels of greenhouse gases. And yet it hasn't been clear how to best minimize the loss of sequestered carbon into the atmosphere. Researchers now say that, based on their extensive studies of agricultural operations on three continents, the best course in all cases is to limit the conversion of natural habitat to farmland.

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2018-07-26 22:10 | New research shows that tropical forest canopies are warming significantly faster than air temperatures. That could mean major consequences for overall forest health.

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2018-07-26 20:31 | Under the new EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement, the two countries will cooperate to promote the positive contribution of trade to transitioning to low GHG emission and climate-resilient development. The EU and Japan will promote innovation, climate finance, sustainable energy technologies and energy efficiency in order to “reach a global carbon-neutral economy over the course of the second half of the century”. The Agreement also recognizes the “importance of enhancing the contribution...

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2018-07-26 17:12 |

Wooden tires don’t have the best ring to them, but Michelin firmly believes they’ll be a reality in 2020.

The French tire maker told Motoring in a report published this month of its plans to introduce wood into tires, and it’s all about moving away from oil.

Cyrille Roget, Michelin’s...

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2018-07-26 14:58 | Forests in tropical regions could soon become a source of greenhouse gases, contributing to global warming and hampering efforts to meet the main goal in the Paris Agreement of 2015.

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2018-07-26 14:57 | Deforestation remains the biggest threat to animals that call the rain forest 'home.' However, even measured, sensible development projects can have unforeseen effects because there's no model to follow. Now, thanks to new research, there's a guide to help land-use development and efforts to conserve amphibians, which are rapidly declining worldwide.

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2018-07-26 02:10 | Oregon State University will receive nearly US$500,000 from the USDA to study the effects of moisture accumulation in mass timber buildings. Source: Working Forest According to a report in the Captial Press, Oregon State University will receive nearly US$500,000 from the USDA to continue studying mass timber in commercial building design. The latest grant comes on the heels of the Timber Innovation Act, which was recently included in the Senate version of the 2018 Farm Bill. That legislation...

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2018-07-26 02:09 | As the official death toll from Greece’s wildfires mounted, it became clear this was a national tragedy of a kind awfully familiar to Australians. Source: Sydney Morning Herald Horrific stories emerged as rescue workers made gruesome discoveries, such as the group of 26 men, women and children who perished while huddled together, trapped between the fire front and a sheer cliff. The death toll stood at 74 on Wednesday morning.  Many more survived by the skin of their teeth – fleeing into the...

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2018-07-26 02:09 | The biggest INTERFORST of all times, boasting 75,000 square meters and 453 exhibitors (160 of whom from abroad) met with an exceptionally positive response from all participants. Source: Timberbiz Exhibitors praised the visitors’ quality and professional expertise. The smooth organization of the trade show was also very well received. Over the five days of the trade show (July 18-22), more than 50,000 trade visitors attended the event, approximately 1000 more than in 2014. Foreign numbers...

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2018-07-26 02:08 | The commissioner of the Huon Valley Council believes the much anticipated application for a proposed woodchip mill in southern Tasmania is unlikely to be lodged before council elections in October, and is warning against returning a divided local government. Source: ABC News In what’s already shaping up as the defining issue of the first elections in four years in the municipality, hundreds of residents packed into the Huonville Town Hall recently to debate the woodchip proposal that is...

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2018-07-26 02:07 | A Greens grab for the balance of power at the November Victorian election risks rural communities losing access to water, timber and intensive farming practices. Source: The Weekly Times The Victorian Greens are demanding an end to logging in 355,000ha of Victoria’s central highlands by creating the Great Forest National Park, phasing out all intensive farming and banning duck hunting, 1080 poison, leg-hold traps, GM crops and phasing out coal-fired power plants. Victorian Farmers Federation...

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2018-07-26 02:06 | 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. Find out more at www.industryedge.com.au 697,197 bdmt – IndustryEdge’s informed and data driven forecast for total woodchip exports in June 2018 – the formal data will be released by the ABS in 2 weeks USD823/t – the price of Bleached Eucalypt Kraft (BEK) pulp in...

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2018-07-26 02:06 | New Zealand Associate Agriculture Minister Meka Whaitiri has launched the new Good Employer Awards in recognition of outstanding primary industry employers and those that provide services to the primary industries. Source: Timberbiz The new awards are sponsored by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and the Agricultural and Marketing Research Development Trust. “New Zealand needs to attract, develop and keep people in our primary industries,” Ms Whaitiri said. “An important part of this...

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