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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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2018-06-21 11:25 | This summer Olofsfors will release its biggest news in a long time. With the new CoverX, the life of the forestry machine tracks increases significantly.

”CoverX has an unique profile, which doesn’t look like anything else before”, says Daniel Domeij, Marketing Director of Olofsfors.

Exceptional flotation capacity, minimal soil damage, optimum grip on the tires and better tire support. This, along with the sustainability of the crossmember which...

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2018-06-21 00:42 | Standing in a pit in the red soil of a mountaintop forest in northern Mozambique, Dr Simon Willcock was dirty but very excited. “Undisturbed forest is incredibly rare,” he said. “That is why we scaled a 125-metre-tall cliff with a pickaxe.”  Source: The Guardian Willcock, from Bangor University in Wales, knew of no other rainforest in Africa that scientists can confidently say has not been disturbed by humans. “It’s a unique site in Africa,” he said, plunging the axe down into the chest-deep...

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2018-06-21 00:41 | The sawn softwood production of most European sawmills is currently at a high level due to the increased demand for structural timber in Europe and continuing brisk demand in the USA and China, among others. Source: Euwid This can be seen in the 2017/2018 Annual Report of the European Organisation of the Sawmill Industry (EOS); the Annual Report was presented at the Summer General Meeting organised by the Norwegian Timber Industry Federation in Oslo on 15 June. However, sawmills cannot expand...

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2018-06-21 00:41 | Jakub Bednarek headed into the forest near his home in Leavenworth, Washington, and collected samples of maple leaves to send to a lab for DNA analysis. Mr Bednarek, who also works as a biologist in his day job, is one of 150 volunteers in a project that stretches along the Pacific Coast. Source: Fast Company The project’s aim: to create a genetic map of a particular species of maple, which can then be used to help identify illegally harvested wood. DNA testing has been used on black market...

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2018-06-21 00:40 | Eight of Australia’s most highly regarded designers have re-imagined their works in American tulipwood. The designs were launched at Denfair, one of Australia’s premier design showcases, in Melbourne from 14-16 June 2018. Source: Timberbiz Anne-Claire Petre, Adam Goodrum, Adam Markowitz, Coco Reynolds, Dowel Jones, Jon Goulder, Ross Gardam and Tom Skeehan rose to the challenge of replacing the timber they normally use for their signature designs with American tulipwood. Tulipwood has been ...

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2018-06-21 00:39 | The Northland Environmental Protection Society has argued in the New Zealand High Court and the Court of Appeal that it is unlawful to send swamp kauri overseas in the form of table tops and slabs. Source: Radio New Zealand Those courts have rejected the society’s arguments, saying the law as it stands allows it. But the society’s president, Fiona Furrell, is hoping the Supreme Court will see things differently. “I’m very pleased that we’ve got this far, but I don...

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2018-06-21 00:37 | Forest Owners say the government’s announcement that the Overseas Investment Act would be amended to cut out red tape is a very positive signal to potential investors. Source: Timberbiz FOA President Peter Weir says though he still can’t see the point of including cutting rights, instead of land ownership, in the scope of the Overseas Investment Office. But the deepest objection to the working of the OIO seems to have been removed. “We’ve had companies who have invested here for decades and who...

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2018-06-21 00:36 | FWPA’s WoodSolutions Campus – a collaboration with the University of Tasmania to provide free online timber education – has had a website make-over, and is the subject of a new promotional campaign. Source: Timberbiz The campaign invites timber salespeople and others in the timber supply chain and the design and build industry to “fill your knowledge gap” and will run across print, online and outdoor advertising until October. The purpose of the campaign is to increase awareness of the training...

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2018-06-21 00:33 | A major national conference series 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 Registrations are now open for the 4th FIEA Forest Safety & Technology Conference to be held in August 2018 in Rotorua and Melbourne. “Some of our leading forest contractors and companies have both developed safety improvements in both culture in the...

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2018-06-21 00:31 | Timber is being used instead of conventional materials in 21 substantial building projects from government housing to hotels and offices, thanks to the hard work of FWPA’s Mid-rise Advisory Program. Sources: Timberbiz, FWPA Developers of a further 262 projects are also expressing interest in making the switch. FWPA successfully spearheaded changes to the National Construction Code in 2016, making it possible to build up to eight storeys in timber under Deemed to Satisfy provisions, and...

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2018-06-21 00:19 | Australia now has the third highest number of tall buildings in the world made from wood. More than 50 buildings in Australia have been built from engineered timber in the past five years, with Australia now having the third highest number of tall buildings in the world made from wood. By Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz Mass timber – CLT, GLT (Glulam), LVL and NLT (Nail Laminated Timber) – has come a long way since the Forte building in Melbourne’s Docklands was first discussed nine years go and...

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2018-06-20 10:21 |

The UN General Assembly declared 17th June the World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD) to promote public awareness on land degradation, desertification and drought. The theme for WDCD2018 was “Land has true value. Invest in it”. Land degradation,...

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2018-06-19 19:28 | A new study examined the global carbon cycle and suggests that scientists may have misgauged how carbon is distributed around the world, particularly between the northern and southern hemispheres. The results could change projections of how, when and where the currently massive levels of atmospheric carbon will result in environmental changes such as ocean acidification.

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2018-06-19 19:01 | Investing in sustainable land management and practices such as restoring degraded land can recover soil health and enhance soil functions and land productivity to provide critical ecological and economic benefits for human needs. We suggest investing in critical linkages that are closely linked to several problems. Smart investments in combating land degradation must address emerging ecological issues and socioeconomic demands in a local or regional context.

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2018-06-19 18:58 | Of the 47 countries presenting their Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) at the 2018 HLPF in July, 45 have made their report's main messages available. This update focuses on 10 countries for which VNR main messages were available online between 7 June and 18 June, complementing our reporting on the first 35 countries for which VNR messages were available by 7 June. The UN Secretariat has posted online an unedited version of a compilation of the 2018 VNR main messages.

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2018-06-19 18:55 | The UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) functional commissions provided a synthesis of their voluntary submissions prepared as inputs to the HLPF. The synthesis provides a detailed analysis of the SDGs to be reviewed by the HLPF in 2018. It notes that current trends are not compatible with achieving the 2030 Agenda in its given time frame.

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2018-06-19 18:54 | ICAT guidance documents address GHG impacts in the renewable energy, buildings, transport, agriculture and forestry sectors, as well as broader sustainable development and transformational impacts. The guidance aims to help users assess the impacts of policies and actions in an integrated manner, and assist decision makers in developing strategies for achieving mitigation and broader sustainable development objectives, including the SDGs. The Sustainable Development Guidance is informed by and...

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2018-06-19 18:30 | Palm oil has become part of our daily lives, but a recent study serves as a reminder that intensive farming of this crop has a major impact on the environment. Both short- and long-term solutions exist, however. The article analyzed the carbon costs and benefits of converting rainforests into oil palm plantations.

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2018-06-19 17:17 | You only have a few days left to share your insights and knowledge to help us further improve our revised Sustainable Forest Management benchmark. Give your feedback now! Deadline is 26 June 2018. This vital document is at the core of what we do. It provides the basis for the requirements that...

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2018-06-19 17:00 | When a company buys REDD carbon credits to offset its continued pollution, it relies on certification organisations such as Verra (previously called Verified Carbon Standard) and the Forest Stewardship Council to prove that the project is genuine, well managed, and really does result in reduced emissions. World Rainforest Movement recently visited the state of Mato […]

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