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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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2017-10-12 07:16 |

As part of our South-South project, INBAR sends scientists to train partners in Africa on how to uncover the environmental benefits of bamboo. From reducing soil erosion and preventing water runoff to improving soil quality and storing carbon, bamboo has many useful environmental applications.  INBAR dedicates time to spreading the word about bamboo’s use for […]

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2017-10-12 05:27 |

CRS-INBAR Project The state of Odisha has often faced numerous challenges on account of it being frequently impacted by flooding, cyclones and monsoon rains which in turn recurrently causes widespread damage to shelters. CRS (Catholic Relief Services) recently commissioned INBAR (International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation) to conduct a study on bamboo shelters in this State, with […]

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2017-10-12 03:00 |

Global review finds tenure rights key to conservation of coastal forests

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2017-10-12 00:45 | Maria’s winds ripped through the only tropical rain forest in the United States forest system, decimating much of its flora and fauna.

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2017-10-11 23:45 |

“Henry was a proven leader who was dedicated to our profession and was an outstanding member of the community,” said Troy Hall, department head of Forest Ecosystems & Society in the College of Forestry.(more)

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2017-10-11 23:14 | In the UK 84% of people support the use of waste and 77% the use of biomass for energy production, according to new survey results published by the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI). Source: Bioenergy News Other key findings from the survey include 88% of 18-24 years olds believing the UK should be trying to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. A total of 58% of people surveyed think the government should do more to tackle emissions, that number rising to 73% in the 18 – 24 year old...

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2017-10-11 23:13 | A broad range of vital topics that will have a profound impact on the future of responsible forestry was discussed by delegates attending the second day of the triennial global General Assembly of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), the world’s leading forest certification organization. Source: Business Insider Approximately 800 delegates from more than 80 countries are at the meeting which will shape the way FSC enhances responsible forestry practices worldwide to promote...

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2017-10-11 23:12 | Less than two weeks to go before the 2017 Australian Timber Design Award winners are announced in Melbourne. Source: Timberbiz For the first time Dangerous Designs will be joining the celebrations that will beled by celebrity MC Tracey Spicer. Tickets are available at $170 pp for entrants and $190 for guests and the public, these include a three course dinner and all drinks. The event will be held at The Melbourne Museum in Carlton on 25 October. For further information office contact Ros on 02...

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2017-10-11 23:11 | In a judgment handed down on recently the NSW Land and Environment Court ordered Forestry Corporation of NSW to pay an $8000 fine and that it cover the EPA’s legal costs believed to be about $65,000. Source: Canberra Times Principal among a series of breaches was the potential for harm to rocky outcrops, signalling the first instance of the EPA pursuing a case in court over logging of rocky outcrops. Forestry Corporation of NSW pleaded guilty to an offence of a failure to thoroughly...

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2017-10-11 23:11 | The South Canterbury forestry industry is ripe for investment, while plantation owners who are keen to expand face various challenges, an industry expert says. Source: Stuff NZ Competing against dairying and pastoral crops for viable land, as well as overseas investment requirements, are just some of the factors cited as making investment challenging for both domestic and international markets. Laurie Forestry managing director Allan Laurie said the industry was heading into a peak for the next...

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2017-10-11 23:10 | Gympie’s timber history began in earnest soon after gold was discovered in 1867 by James Nash, and the industry has been at the heart of Gympie ever since. Source: Gympie Times Following alluvial fossicking, and when mining began, timber became vital for the safe construction of mine shafts. As soon as Governor Gipps declared the Moreton Bay region was no longer a penal colony, free settlement began. The population increased and so the need for timber followed. Farming and agriculture also...

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2017-10-11 23:05 | Government officials have checked out a company which seems to offer bulk swamp kauri on a Chinese e-commerce site but say no laws have been broken. Source: New Zealand Herald The rupturing of a vital fuel pipeline near Ruakaka last month – possibly after it was damaged by a digger trying to extract swamp kauri logs some years earlier – has put a spotlight back on to Northland’s swamp kauri industry and sparked a flurry of tip-offs to the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI)....

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2017-10-11 23:04 | Some New Zealand forest owners are suspending replanting of trees and re-thinking investments as the country’s third-largest export earner finds itself in the sights of maverick politician Winston Peters’ protectionist agenda. Sources: Today Online, Reuters The election king-maker last week said he would prioritize a restructure of the forest industry in closely-watched coalition talks with major parties after last month’s inconclusive election result. The plan includes a...

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2017-10-11 23:04 | The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) has welcomed the Turnbull Government’s announcement that while it is staying tough on illegal logging, it continues to streamline and reform Australia’s illegal logging regulations for more effective compliance and fair trade. Source: Timberbix This is important, as a football field of forest is still being illegally cleared in overseas countries every two seconds and it is estimated that up to 30% of the global trade in timber products is from...

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2017-10-11 23:03 | Australia’s illegal logging laws are being improved to reduce compliance costs for timber importers and processors. Source: Timberbiz Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Senator Anne Ruston, said the government had worked closely with stakeholders to cut red tape yet ensure that illegally logged timber does not enter the Australian market. “Illegal logging has significant global economic, environmental, and social impacts and undercuts our legal and legitimate producers,”...

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2017-10-11 19:10 | Over 315 students from 13 states are expected to attend the 20th annual Capital Area Interagency Wildfire and Incident Management Academy that will be held from Oct. 13-25 at the Camp Swift National Guard Facility located north of Bastrop.

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2017-10-11 16:36 |

An in-depth report released by Biofuelwatch last week [4] shows that feedstocks (raw materials used to produce biofuel) other than palm oil cannot be converted to aviation fuels on a large scale either because of technical obstacles, or for economic reasons. Mary Louise Malig from the Global Forest Coalition, one of the signatories of the Open Letter said: “Biofuels are already responsible for large-scale deforestation, and for more land-grabbing, human rights abuses, loss of food...

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2017-10-11 16:17 | October 2017—Various workshops have been held under the “Local Economy and Nature Conservation in the Danube Region” (LENA) project to help promote the implementation of local sustainable wild plant harvesting activities.

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2017-10-11 13:03 | Network: Genes4Changes Main applicant: Katri Kärkkäinen   Climate changes puts pressure on trees and crop plants, they have to adapt to new conditions. At the same time, bioeconomy increases the need of biomass. Genes might be the solution.   As climate changes, southern Europe will become unproductive due to high…

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2017-10-11 12:45 | Cartons made of paperboard from Iggesund Paperboard won two of the categories at the Carton Excellence Awards 2017. They were given at the Pro Carton/Ecma congress in Vienna in late September. Iggesund products were used for the winners in categories “Beauty & Cosmetics” and the new category “Save the Planet”. ...

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