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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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2018-05-10 09:05 |

10 May, Bonn: Fiu Mata’ese Elisara from Samoa, former Chairperson of the Global Forest Coalition (GFC), has stepped down from his duties as board member today. Fiu served on the board since 2010 and was GFC’s chairperson from 2010 until 2012. He will be replaced by Ms. Aydah Vahia Akao of the Network of Indigenous Peoples in the Solomon Islands. Vahia Akao was nominated by member organizations of GFC in the Pacific region and was formally appointed to the board …

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2018-05-10 00:00 |

FAO launched today the first voluntary guidelines for forest concessions in the tropics to make concessions more transparent, accountable and inclusive - all for the benefit of some of the poorest and most isolated communities in the world.


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2018-05-09 22:27 | Occurrence probability of three lemur species in tropical dry forest increases with fragment size but can increase or decrease with fragment isolation depending on the species, according to a new study.

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2018-05-09 21:50 | Timber Legal Assurance System and FLEGT Implementation for Sustainable Forest Management by: Caroline Tasirin The Indonesian government hosted a side event addressing the progress and challenges on enforcing legal timber trade through state-enforced certification. The session was led by Dian Triansyah Djani and highlighted Indonesia’s Timber Legal Assurance System through a presentation by Indonesia’s Director General …...

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2018-05-09 21:39 | By Sebastian Kägler The first obligatory date for our delegation of the second week wasn’t any official plenary, but the kick-off meeting of YOUNGO, the official representatives of youth in the UNFCCC. It was a good opportunity for us to get some insight in the negotiations and the ongoing processes. Besides that, basic information, we … Continue reading IFSA and the world of...

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2018-05-09 18:50 | If you haven’t yet submitted your proposal to the 2018 PEFC Collaboration Fund make sure you do so soon – the deadline is just two days away on 11 May 2018. We are looking for project proposals that pioneer the application of technology and innovation within forest certification....

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2018-05-09 17:47 | Contribution of forests and SFM to sustainable living and well-being in European cities by: Silvia Pianta The side event Forests and Sustainable Cities in Europe was held on Tuesday, 8 May 2018 at 13:15 in the Trusteeship chamber. The debate focused on the contribution of forests and SFM to sustainable living and well-being in European cities. … Continue reading FORESTS AND...

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2018-05-09 17:00 | Sustainable forestry has much to offer at all scales, from the household to the planetary. Certain non-renewable resources will become scarcer in coming decades, but the demand for materials is likely to continue to escalate. There could be a resources crunch?but forestry can help avert this while also providing crucial environmental services. In this edition, ITTO Executive Director Dr Gerhard Dieterle (page 3) sets out his argument for viewing forest products in the same way as food?that is...

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2018-05-09 16:50 | Mixed forests are more productive than monocultures. This is true on all five continents, and particularly in regions with high precipitation. These findings are highly relevant for forest science and forest management on a global scale.

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2018-05-09 15:59 |

Viet Nam is preparing for a long-term strategy to speed adoption of agroforestry throughout the country By Pham Thanh Van In Viet Nam, agroforestry has been practised for a long time, however, its widespread adoption remains limited owing...

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2018-05-09 15:56 |

Government agencies, the private sector, NGOs and universities want a new direction for increasing trees on farms to grow a green economy and strengthen the vulnerable archipelago It will take 206 years to restore to productivity of the...

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2018-05-09 14:48 | For 18 generations, people in Denglu Village, southwest China’s Guizhou Province, have kept their ancestor’s oath to guard a primeval forest of Chinese cedarwood (Phoebe nanmu). Source: Xinhuanet The large, slow-growing evergreen trees are better known as the precious timber for constructing imperial palaces like the Forbidden City and furniture in imperial houses. However, over exploitation has driven the plant species to a near extinction in China. Secluded in a cedarwood forest,...

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2018-05-09 14:42 | OTTAWA – A report released today by the leaders of Canada’s top environmental organizations reviews the progress of the federal government in meeting its platform and mandate commitments on environmental issues across the country.

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2018-05-09 14:41 | Sitting on the northwestern side of Mount Fuji, Aokigahara Forest (more commonly known as “Suicide Forest”) is the definition of tragic beauty. Sometimes referred to as the Sea of Trees, it has been the site of numerous suicides, dating all the way back to the mid 1900s. Source: This is Insider In fact, a sign at the forest’s entrance reminds visitors that “life is a precious gift” and to reach out if they are struggling. The reason for its reputation could have...

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2018-05-09 14:38 | Astrosat, Scotland’s space and technology services company has a new partnership to support the Sumatra Merang Peatland Project (SMPP), a forest conservation and biodiversity protection initiative in South Sumatra, Indonesia. Source: Timberbiz Leveraging its access to data from some of the most powerful Earth observation satellites, Astrosat will provide enhanced landscape monitoring for project teams on the ground in a new multiyear initiative implemented by Indonesian partners Global Alam...

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2018-05-09 14:35 | Log and timber exporters could be able to over-ride a deadline for stricter controls around the use of the highly toxic fumigant, methyl bromide in New Zealand. Source: Radio New Zealand The Environmental Protection Authority ruled in 2010 that users would need to have new technology in place by 2020 to collect and store the used gas after fumigation, preventing its spread into the atmosphere. The authority has now approved an application by the industry group representing log and timber...

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2018-05-09 14:34 | The 2018 NZ Wood-Resene Timber Design Awards are in “fantastic” heart given the high quality and numbers of entries received, according to Wood Processors and Manufacturers Association’s (WPMA) promotion manager Debbie Fergie. Source: Timberbiz Entries are proving that projects from one end of the country to the other, for private citizens to government departments are all using timber in innovative and interesting ways, she said. “This goes to show just how well architects, engineers and their...

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2018-05-09 14:32 | Simon Russell decided on a career change at a time when most would consider it almost too late (or too comfortable) but now he’s reaping the rewards. Source: Timberbiz The former Victorian country boy is this year’s winner of the prestigious HIA Jim Brookes Australian Apprentice of the Year award. The mature-age apprentice, now based in the ACT, was recognised in front of industry leaders at the awards presentation at the Intercontinental Hotel Melbourne. The award recognises the...

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2018-05-09 14:31 | An exciting line-up of speakers has been announced for the 2018 Joint IFA-AFG Conference – Forests for healthy cities, farms and people (2-5 September). Source: Timberbiz Speakers will address the major conference themes which include: the increasing importance of urban forests in our growing cities, the continuing importance of trees on farms for productive and sustainable rural landscapes, and our increasing understanding of the links between healthy tree-scapes and healthy people....

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2018-05-09 14:25 | DANA is offering delegates a comprehensive one and a half day, information-filled conference on the Australian forest indusrty sector in Launceston, 9-11 October, at the Grand Chancellor. Source: Timberbiz This will be the 7th event that DANA has held in Australia, and it is fitting that it is being held in Tasmania, a state that is quickly regaining its former importance in the Australian forestry and wood products sectors. The conference program features 18 international and domestic...

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