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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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2017-10-20 07:33 |

By Jan Carl Matysiak* It is a rare outstanding forest with an innumerable number of over 100 year old trees. It is one of the last places where you can find free roaming wisent. And it is the very last primeval forest in Europe. Bialowieza is on the border of Poland and Belarus. So you can only be left speechless when you hear Jan Szyszko Poland’s environmental minister. He stated ”The Białowieża forest was granted UNESCO natural heritage status illegally. …

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2017-10-20 07:00 | Bac Kan, Viet Nam, 20th October 2017—National Women’s Day is an important date on the Vietnamese calendar when the contributions of women to their families and the local community are celebrated.

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2017-10-20 06:45 |

In Palm Springs, a row of tamarisk trees separates the Crossley Tracts, a historically black neighborhood, from a city golf course.

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2017-10-20 06:05 |

New solutions for pre-fabricated engineered bamboo house design in China hopes to set the tone for future green construction. The house design, which was managed by INBAR’s long-term partner the International Centre for Bamboo and Rattan (ICBR), uses lightweight steel frames as load-bearing components, with bamboo-based panels as building enclosures, such as walls and roofs. […]

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2017-10-19 23:14 | The 2017 SDTF will build on the 2016 SDTF outcomes and insights and help create a bridge between the 2017 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) and the 2018 HLPF. The event will also consider the sub-set of Goals that will be reviewed at HLPF 2018: SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation), SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy), SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), SDG 12 (Responsible Production and Consumption), and SDG 15 (Life on Land). The 2017 SDTF will include...

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2017-10-19 18:07 |

Temer government claimed a victory as deforestation rate declines slightly, but green groups said announcement was no cause for celebration

The post Brazilian Amazon lost 660,000 hectares of forest in last year appeared first on Climate Home - climate change news.

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2017-10-19 17:47 | Fiji has issued the first emerging market sovereign green bond. A multi-stakeholder partnership has announced a reforestation project aiming to restore 30,000 hectares of degraded Amazonian forest land by 2023. The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has announced several sustainable energy projects in Egypt, Morocco, and Serbia. The European Investment Bank and the International Solar Alliance have announced a Joint Declaration to mobilize finance to develop and deploy affordable...

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2017-10-19 17:00 | A video documentary on the decline of the valuable timber species Pericopsis elata?best known by its trade name afrormosia?in Ghana is raising awareness of the plight of the species and prompting conservation action. According to the video, which was produced as part of an ITTO project, P. elata is moving towards local extinction in the country.

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2017-10-19 16:25 | The #LoveLand4Climate campaign highlights the close linkages between sustainable land management (SLM) and achieving climate targets. World Soil Day 2017 will address the theme, “Caring for the planet starts from the ground," and will include the launch the first-ever Global Soil Organic Carbon map (GSOCmap).

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2017-10-19 16:19 |

Widespread land degradation is an increasing threat to ecosystem health, food production systems and livelihoods across sub-Saharan Africa.

The post EverGreen Agriculture: a solution for degraded landscapes appeared first on...

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2017-10-19 16:10 | A new study aimed to identify characteristics that promote healthy wood thrush populations on US Department of Defense land.

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2017-10-19 15:23 |

Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE: WY)  announced October 12 the redemption of its 21% ownership interest in the Twin Creeks Timber, LLC joint venture (“Twin Creeks”) for $107.5 million in cash.  The Company also announced an agreement to sell 100,000 acres of Southern Timberlands to Twin Creeks for $202.5 million. The sale includes 80,000 acres of timberlands in Mississippi and 20,000 acres in Georgia and is expected to close by year end....

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2017-10-19 14:48 |

The Myanmar government has recently taken another step to join a EU-led agreement to combat illegal logging and forest management. The measure will help ease timber exports to the European market.

According to Myanmar Times, various stakeholders, from all states and regions, have established an executive committee that will negotiate to be part of the EU-led Forest Law, Enforcement, Governance and Trade, Voluntary Partnership Agreement (FLEGT-VPA).

The FLEGT-VPA facility helps...

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2017-10-19 14:14 |

In January-August 2017, Russian pulp exports decreased year-on-year, indicate the statistics published by the Russian Federal Customs Office. Thus, during the first eight months of the current year Russia exported 1.354 million tonnes of pulp, that is 2.95% less than during the respective period of the last year.

The total value of the Russian pulp exported in January-August 2017 went up, from $652.2 million in 2016 to $668.6 in 2017. Therefore, the increase came up to 2.51%. Besides...

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2017-10-19 14:06 |

Vietnam’s exports of wood and timber products is forecast to reach US$8 billion in 2017, representing a 17% y-o-y increase and surpassing the target of $7-7.5 billion set earlier this year.

Nguyen Ton Quyen, vice chairman and General Secretary of Viet Nam Timber and Forest Product Association (VIFORES), said the impressive growth rate in the first nine months boosts prospects of the wood sector achieving its target.

According to Vietnam Net, the sector earned $5.9 billion...

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2017-10-19 13:52 |

John Deere SmartGrade™ is now available on the 650K crawler dozer, joining the 700K, 750K and 850K models equipped with the technology. The integrated Topcon 3D-MC2 Grade Control System improves job site accuracy and work quality — delivering precise grading performance while eliminating vulnerable external masts and cables.

“The John Deere...

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2017-10-19 12:24 |

Social media activity, including a Thunderclap (joint Tweeting campaign), the launch of an e-postcards series, and posts on and from multiple Grown in Britain Week events, culminated in the campaign gaining over 2.5 million ‘impressions’ – opportunities to view its messages promoting British-grown wood – during the annual celebration from 9-15th October. Grown in Britain […]

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2017-10-19 10:29 | Putrajaya, Malaysia, October 2017—TRAFFIC joined forces with several government agencies in Malaysia to review a draft of timber trade guidelines that, once finalised, will help Customs officers across the globe verify legal timber passing through border check points.

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2017-10-19 09:48 |

Uslaini or Chaus comes from a farming family of the Minangkabau indigenous tribe in West Sumatra. She is also an activist and work for the development of rural communities and forest conservation. Chaus is the Director of WALHI Sumatra Barat in Indonesia, which works among forest and indigenous communities (Walhi is GFC member in Asia region). This is Chaus’ photo essay which is originally published by Magdalene, a women and gender news platform in Indonesia. Enjoy the photo essay here...

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2017-10-19 03:00 |

In Peru, REDD+ communities recognize non-cash benefits to conservation

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