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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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2018-03-28 23:30 | The Australian construction industry is embracing innovation using Holz DC – an Australian Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) tech company that provides developers and builders access to a national collective of highly qualified independent CLT experts. Source: Timberbiz Holz DC experts have a proven track record in delivering successful CLT solutions for residential, educational and commercial projects and have been known to deliver a 15% cost saving compared with traditional builds, with a further...

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2018-03-28 23:25 | Prices for most hardwood and softwood sawn timber rose last year, with some hardwood products up more than seven per cent in the last six months, according to Indufor’s December timber market survey. Source: Timberbiz Philip Hopkins The survey recorded softwood prices rises for the last quarter of the year, while the hardwood data covered the six months to the end of December. In that period, hardwood structural product price rises ranged from 1.6% to 7.2%, with green sawn products recording...

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2018-03-28 23:24 | 155,059 – approvals of new houses and townhouses for the year to the end of January – accounting for 69.6% of all dwelling approvals. Source: Industry Edge 50% – Australia’s unemployment rate in February 2018, underscoring challenges in attracting and maintaining a skilled workforce 320,854 m3 – Australia’s imports of roughsawn softwood for the year-ended January 2018 were more than 37% higher than for the prior year. 50% – imports of Oriented Strand Board totalled 49,149 m3 for the year-...

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2018-03-28 23:22 | Many native forest timber mills in Victoria remain fearful of the future despite the extension of the regional forest agreements (RFAs) until 2020. Source: Timberbiz Philip Hopkins Six sawmills, reeling since their timber supply contracts have not been extended by VicForests, have called on the Andrew Government to honour their timber supply contracts. A spokesman said since last year’s $60-million plus government bailout of the Heyfield mill, the Victorian timber industry had been operating “...

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2018-03-28 23:20 | The RFAs involve 10 plans in four states, five in Victoria, three in NSW and one each in WA and Tasmania. Source: AAP and Sydney Morning Herald Victorian Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change Lily D’Ambrosio’s concern that the science in the RFAs needed to be updated is echoed by NSW Labor. “Labor will not sign off on a rollover of the RFAs until there is a proper independent scientific assessment of their outcomes, and the assumptions of the original RFAs are revisited,” Penny...

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2018-03-28 23:19 | More news, more often … that’s the promise as Daily Timber News moves into its twice-weekly timeslot (Tuesdays and Thursdays) from this week. This special industry-driven news outlet takes on a slightly different content coverage with special segments and opinion pieces plus a wide coverage of highly topical and relevant material … all designed to keep you abreast of what is happening in the forestry and timber industry, locally, nationally and internationally.

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2018-03-28 23:18 | According to the Andrews Labor Government it is modernising the state’s Regional Forest Agreements (RFAs) to support jobs and improve the long-term management of Victoria’s forests. Source: Timberbiz The Labor Government announced on 27 March 2018 that the East Gippsland, Central Highlands and North East RFAs will be extended until 2020, when the West Victoria RFA and Gippsland RFAs are due to expire. While the Federal Government was of a mind to roll over the RFAs for another 20 years the...

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2018-03-28 19:41 |

In a global analysis, researchers in the College of Forestry at Oregon State University have mapped former carnivore ranges, abundance of prey and human population density to see where reintroductions — a process known as “rewilding” — may have the greatest chance of success. Actual steps to...(more)

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2018-03-28 16:04 | We asked Josefa Gonzales, a new participant in Chunox, Belize, what makes her happy. “When I have plenty of food for my family to eat and I’m not wringing my hands worrying where the next meal will come from,” she says. Because of supporters like you, Josefa and her family now grow their own food supply, using regenerative farming methods that nourish people and the planet.

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2018-03-28 15:52 | Nominations are now open for the second-annual $10,000 Glen Davis Conservation Leadership Prize to honour the slain philanthropist and to reward a conservation hero who has made personal financial sacrifices.

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2018-03-28 10:34 | Fantastic and sustainable creations by renowned Spanish designer, María Lafuente, marked the close of Madrid Fashion Week 2018. And what’s even better, the starting place for much of the clothing was the forest! This is the second time that PEFC Spain has collaborated with...

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2018-03-28 03:27 |

The ancestral history of the world’s forests isn’t what we thought, and could help predict the future

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2018-03-27 16:46 | The sixth session of the Plenary of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES-6) approved the summaries for policy makers and the report chapters of four regional assessments, as well as a thematic one on land degradation and restoration. The assessments confirm that continued biodiversity decline seriously jeopardizes the chances of any region to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and highlight existing policy options that can...

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2018-03-27 16:32 | Countries exchanged experiences in NDC implementation, including implementing energy projects, reviewing and revising legislation to create a more enabling environment for NDC implementation, and establishing green energy funds. Participants elaborated on links between the NDCs and their national development plans, national energy plans and strategies, and SDG implementation. Participants agreed on the details of the Regional Pacific NDC Hub in terms of services provided, funding mechanism,...

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2018-03-27 16:00 | By Alix Kashdan Global Forest Link is an innovative online platform that brings Global Forest Watch (GFW) tools and data into middle and high school classrooms. Managed by two former grantees of GFW’s Small Grants Fund (SGF), Global Forest Link empowers students to explore local forests through firsthand experiences, hone their digital communications skills and […]

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2018-03-27 15:39 | An increasing proportion of the world's protected forests are subject to extensive logging activities. The practice is called 'salvage logging' and allegedly aims to protect, e.g. areas of windthrow against bark beetle infestation. However, a new study has found that this instrument is used far too often.

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2018-03-27 08:25 | We are moving office! From 3 April, our new office address will be: PEFC InternationalICC Building CRoute de Pré-Bois 201215 Geneva 15Switzerland And our postal address will be: PEFC InternationalCase postale 18621215 Geneva 15Switzerland However, our phone number will remain the...

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2018-03-27 04:01 |

A closer look at results from five countries

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2018-03-27 01:04 | The Global Sawlog Price Index (GSPI) increased to US$76.34/m3 in the 4Q/17, up 1.0% from the 3Q/17. This was the fourth consecutive quarter on quarter rise, with the GSPI being up 9.8% in one year. Source: Wood Resource Quarterly Sawlog prices have gone up universally in US dollar terms in 2017, with the biggest growth occurring in Eastern Europe, the Nordic countries and in Western North America. Sawlog prices in Europe were generally lower in the 4Q/17 (in Euro terms) after having reached a...

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