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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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2018-05-04 21:14 | UBC professor Cole Burton has been appointed as a Canada Research Chair in Terrestrial Mammal Conservation.

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2018-05-04 18:23 | GEDI (pronounced like 'Jedi,' of Star Wars fame) is a first-of-its-kind laser instrument designed to map the world's forests in 3-D from space. These measurements will help fill in critical gaps in scientists' understanding of how much carbon is stored in the world's forests, the potential for ecosystems to absorb rising concentrations of carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere, and the impact of forest changes on biodiversity.

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2018-05-04 15:20 | Soaring roofs, spiraling staircases, beautiful balconies and spectacular walls: wood enables architects globally to embrace their creativity and design astonishingly beautiful buildings! Wood is the perfect material for inspiration and construction. It is strong and flexible, and importantly,...

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2018-05-04 14:24 | Latest research finds plant debris in lake sediment affects methane emissions. The flourishing reed beds created by changing climates could threaten to double the already significant methane production of the world's northern lakes.

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2018-05-04 13:07 | Matériaux Blanchet announces an investment of over $25 million to modernize its planing plant in Amos, Quebec, Canada. The company will be installing a state-of-the-art planer mill that will ensure its competitiveness over the next several years, increase the profitability of its lumber production and keep a maximum number of jobs in the area.

Matériaux Blanchet Inc. is one of Quebec’s largest independent private sawmills, with...

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2018-05-04 12:24 |

Wood remanufacturing company Industrial Wood Products is locating several of its existing product lines and capabilities to Vicksburg, Mississippi. The project is a corporate investment of more than $2 million and creates 50 jobs, the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) announced.

Industrial Wood Products of Mississippi will locate industrial component manufacturing operations and a paint line in its Vicksburg facility. The industrial...

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2018-05-04 12:24 | Successful implementation of REDD+ depends on sufficient finance. Speakers in this event explored REDD+ finance flows from donor to recipient countries, identifying where they do and do not go, analyzing what this means for the progress of REDD+, and drawing conclusions for further action. This event organized by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), …...

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2018-05-04 10:35 |

International workshop Saturday 5 & Sunday 6 May 2018, Bonn Deforestation is a key cause of climate change and significantly undermines the climate resilience of countries and communities. Just four key commodities – beef, soy, palm oil and wood (for bioenergy, paper and timber), are by far the leading cause of global deforestation and forest degradation. Beef is now recognised to be the worst deforesting culprit, and it is also a major cause of climate change. Soy production has...

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2018-05-04 00:56 | ‘Actors who are trying to burn down the table should not sit around it’ – Corporate Accountability International   A controversial buzz is ringing throughout the SB48 negotiations. Non-Party stakeholders are getting more and more influence and are able to openly express their views and stories, particularly through the Talanoa Dialogue movement. Talanoa Dialogue was …...

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2018-05-03 20:55 | Doing so will worsen the consequences of climate change.

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2018-05-03 16:17 | Weedy plants will thrive and displace long-lived, ecologically valuable kelp forests under forecast ocean acidification, new research shows. The researchers describe how kelp forests are displaced by weedy marine plants in high CO2 conditions, equivalent to those predicted for the turn of the century.

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2018-05-03 15:34 | Global green bonds news from a range of financial institutions indicates that while the market is growing, only a small share of proceeds is allocated to adaptation. The International Development Association raised US$1.5 billion with its first five-year bond issuance. ADB secured US$190 million in funding from the GCF to provide support to ADB-financed climate change projects in Cambodia, Mongolia and Tajikistan. The World Bank and the Nordic Development Fund approved financing of US$225...

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2018-05-03 14:32 | Greetings from the International Analog Forestry Network A pleasure to share with you news from the first four months of 2018, focusing on outreach actions within the Global Alliance for Green and Gender Action (GAGGA) program and news from our partners around the world. Within GAGGA we have broadened our outreach to 11 countries on three continents -Togo,...
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2018-05-03 13:35 | CN Rail has announced it will buy 350 centrebeam lumber cars to serve growing demand from lumber producing customers across its North American network.

“We are investing to move the economy as we put the rolling stock, infrastructure and people in place to serve the growing needs of our valued customers,” said JJ Ruest, interim president and chief executive officer of CN. “These additional centrebeams, combined with our recently-announced acquisition of 350...

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2018-05-03 12:37 | Renholmen has received an order for new green sorting line equipment for Hedlunds Timber in Furudal.

The family-owned sawmill in northern Dalarna already owned a green sorting line from Renholmen, built in the late 1970s and now, after long and faithful service, to be replaced by a more modern successor.

The delivery, which is almost completely new between saw and sticker-...

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2018-05-03 12:00 | By Lisa Prior Between all the acronyms and technical terms used here in Bonn theses days, one word leaps out: Talanoa! Talanoa is a special form of communication from the pacific islands and was introduced to the UNFCCC by the Fijian Presidency at COP 23 in Bonn last year. The key is an open, moderated … Continue reading Talanoa – Let’s talk!

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2018-05-03 11:35 | From May 14 to May 18, IFAT will again host the world’s leading trade fair for water, wastewater, waste and raw materials management in Munich. JENZ will once again be part of the exhibitor program this year and present itself both on the IFAT exhibition grounds and on the VDMA outdoor area.

At booth 351/450 in hall B6 Jenz will show you their brand new biomass processor BA 615 D. The compact machine is driven by a powerful, 310 hp CAT...

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2018-05-03 11:19 |

CBI – Stationary and mobile chippers, grinders and systems for biofuel production, waste and waste wood processing.

CBI Europe B.V.

Fuutweg 6
7442 CL Nijverdal
The Netherlands

HALL B5.327/426

CONTACT
Phone: +31 548 374906
Fax:        +31 548 374909
e-mail:  l.veer@cbi-eu.com
Website...

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2018-05-03 09:00 |

Ottawa, ON and Washington, D.C. — The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) is pleased to announce the election of four new members to its Board of Directors: Mike Parr, President, American Bird Conservancy; Jim Irving, Co-CEO, JD Irving Limited; Lennard Joe, President, Nicola Tribal Association; and Jaime Yraguen, President, Associated Oregon Loggers. These new members embody SFI’s three pillars: supply chain assurance, conservation elevation, and education...

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2018-05-03 00:37 | In a world that is rapidly changing, conventional interventions in forestry and conservation may not be sufficient to conserve species of interest, and/or to maintain productive forests. Thus, some scholars, practitioners, and policy-makers have called for novel interventions such as the assisted migration of trees.

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