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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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2018-07-12 01:49 | The new Nokian Tractor King by Nokian Tyres, was launched at Euroforest 2018 which was on from 21–23 June. This is a new tractor tyre for the heaviest of machinery and the most difficult terrain in forestry, earthmoving and road construction. Source: Timberbiz The design from all-new tread pattern to fortified carcass is nothing short of revolutionary in a tractor tyre. The demands set for an ultimate tractor tyre have grown difficult to meet since machine weights, horsepower and road speeds...

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2018-07-12 01:48 | Western Australia is joining the timber trend sweeping the eastern seaboard with its first timber-framed building, a 10-storey hotel at inner city Northbridge. Source: The Fifth Estate The $14 million “Leadlight” hotel on the corner of Beaufort and Newcastle streets being developed by Adam Zorzi and Rod Hamersley’s Australian Development Capital has got the green light to build what will be one of the largest timber structures in Australia.  The plans include restoration of a heritage-listed,...

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2018-07-12 01:47 | Forest Enterprises in New Zealand expects to harvest a million tonnes from the forest estate it manages in Hawkes Bay. Source: Timberbiz Forest Enterprises manages 1289 hectares of radiata pine forest in Hawkes Bay region (four forestry investments), representing approximately 7% of the total estate under management.  These are the youngest forest investments and their harvest is a few years away from commencement. Around 90% of these Hawkes Bay forests were established in 1996 and will...

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2018-07-12 01:46 | Kangaroo Island Plantation Timbers (KIPT) is negotiating with various government agencies, with a view to eliminating all outstanding matters of contention before lodging its Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). Source: Timberbiz KIPT previously said it would refrain for giving precise guidance about the timing of the approval for its KI Seaport development at Smith Bay on Kangaroo Island. As far as possible, KIPT aims to lodge the EIS in a form capable of rapid approval. This has involved:...

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2018-07-12 01:44 | Timber – A National Asset is the theme for the 2018 Local Government Forest and Timber Industry Conference on 9-10 August at The Angliss Conference Centre in Melbourne. Source: Timberbiz “The conference is presented by the National Timber Councils Association, the national peak body for local government with timber interests,” National Coordinator Sandy Kam said. “We have a great selection of presenters, covering a range of topics such as resource security, proposed...

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2018-07-12 01:43 | 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. 522,863 million bdmt – exports of woodchips in May 2018 508,663 m3 – Australia’s softwood log exports in May 2018 were the second highest ever, just 2,611 m3 below the record set exactly one year ago $589.62/m3 – the average price of sawn softwood imports in May 2018 21.3...

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2018-07-12 01:42 | Jim Holland has been appointed CEO of major Australian family-run business Multinail. He will replace Peter Taylor, founder and CEO of Multinail, who will move away from the day-to-day operations of Multinail from September. Source: Timberbiz Mr Taylor will retain overall direction of Multinail in his role as non-executive chairman of the board. Mr Holland is a senior executive leader with more than 30 years’ experience in the construction industry. His appointment follows a world-wide search...

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2018-07-12 01:39 | Opportunities for Southern Tasmania – a private forestry forum for landowners, foresters, processors and land-use managers will be held at the Royal Hobart Showground, Glenorchy on 8 August. Source: Timberbiz The forum, from 6-9.30pm, will be addressed by keynote speaker Guy Barnett, Minister for Resources, Minister for Building and Construction. The function will be chaired by Dr Martin Moroni, Manager Business Development, Private Forests Tasmania, and will feature two panel sessions. The...

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2018-07-12 00:27 | The corridors of land vital for many wildlife species in the face of climate change often are unprotected. Now, a recent study has tracked these shifting North American habitats.

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2018-07-11 19:24 | Cardinal Peter Turkson, Prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, explained that the goal of the conference is to reiterate the urgent need for substantial changes in policy and lifestyle to safeguard life on Earth. The event aimed to set the stage for other events on the subject, including the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, US, the 2018 Annual Meetings of the IMF and World Bank Group in Bali, Indonesia, and UNFCCC COP 24 in Katowice, Poland.

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2018-07-11 15:21 | What do two universities, an office block, a recital hall, a chapel, a school and a standing camp all have in common? These are the seven fantastic projects shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival’s Best Use of Certified Timber Prize. Supported by PEFC, this prize rewards project...

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2018-07-11 11:31 |

INBAR was invited to reflect on the role of bamboo in China’s ‘eco-civilisation’, at the 10th Eco-Forum Global Congress. July 6, Guiyang, Guizhou province, China – Like many countries, China is searching for the best way to balance economic development and environmental protection.  A recently formulated Chinese term refers to this delicate balance as ‘eco-civilisation’ […]

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2018-07-11 10:31 |

Dr. Pradeep Monga is Deputy Executive Secretary of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification, and was a key speaker at the Global Bamboo and Rattan Congress 2018. INBAR spoke to Dr. Monga about land degradation, climate action and the need to view sustainable development holistically.   You spoke in the climate change plenary session about […]

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2018-07-11 10:12 | On 22 June 2018, RECOFTC Viet Nam Country Program (VCP) in collaboration with VNFOREST and supported by RAFT, held a Consultation Workshop on the draft Circular on sustainable forest management guidance. This is a new Circular replacing Circular 38 on sustainable forest management which was issued in 2014. The event was attended by participants from […]

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2018-07-10 20:06 | FAO’s flagship report, 'State of the World’s Forests 2018,' documents the role of the world’s forests in achieving the SDGs. The report illustrates the linkages between sustainable forest management and progress on biodiversity conservation (SDG 15), tackling climate change (SDG 13), improving urban habitats (SDG 11), providing safe drinking water (SDG 6), supporting food security (SDG 2), reducing inequalities (SDG 10) and ending poverty (SDG 1).

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2018-07-10 20:00 | UNDP, UNEP and the Secretariat of the CBD launched the ‘UN Biodiversity Lab’ to support monitoring and informed decision making on biodiversity conservation and development challenges. The interactive mapping platform offers a free, cloud-based tool that is expected to support CBD Parties in reporting on their progress and achievements. It aligns with calls for innovative tools to monitor conservation trends and for enhanced access to big data for sustainable development.

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2018-07-10 19:19 | The Government of Georgia, with UNDP and UNFCCC, hosted a Regional Dialogue on NDCs for Eurasia. The Dialogue featured sessions linking the SDGs and NDCs and other topics that relate to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including energy, gender and finance. Country participants showcased how their governments were increasing ambition on their NDCs and challenges faced to date, including coordination across ministries to jointly implement the SDGs and NDCs.

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2018-07-10 14:14 |

In an effort to reward customers for their loyalty to JoeScan’s products, the sawmill scanning solution provider has created a contest celebrating reliability and longevity. Mills are invited to enter and see if they are currently operating the “Longest Running JoeScan.”

“We’ve always been proud of the long-lasting performance sawmills can expect from our scanners,” says JoeScan founder Joey Nelson. “But we recently realized that we don’t know exactly which one of our units has been...

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2018-07-10 13:29 |

New report says forests are key to combating looming water crisis The world is facing a growing water crisis: already, 40% of the world’s population are affected by water scarcity, and climate change threatens to increase the frequency...

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2018-07-10 11:07 | Hanoi, Viet Nam, 10th July 2018—A study released today by TRAFFIC suggests that most of Viet Nam’s online illegal wildlife trade does not take place on websites ending in .vn, as previously thought and instead monitoring efforts should focus on those ending .com, including social media websites.

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