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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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2018-05-02 21:50 | The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society today expressed its disappointment and serious concern with the lack of action by the federal government and Parks Canada on improving the management of our national parks.

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2018-05-02 21:32 | China's reforestation efforts have led to an increase in tree cover by 32 percent but the increase mostly comes from people turning former croplands into tree plantations with only one type of tree, which is of little value to wildlife. Likewise, native forests actually decreased by 6 percent because people continued to clear native forests to make way for tree plantations.

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2018-05-02 16:14 | Welcome to this joint Focali-SIANI seminar in Stockholm the 5th of June 2018, where we dig deeper into possibilities and risks with various carbon offsetting initiatives.

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2018-05-02 12:42 | 2nd May 2017, Cambridge, UK—declining populations of sharks and rays, the threats posed by the anonymity afforded to traffickers online and the continuing crisis facing Asian songbirds are among the topics covered in the latest issue of the TRAFFIC Bulletin.

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2018-05-02 12:31 | Canada’s strained rail network is damaging Alberta’s forest industry according to Paul Whittaker, president and CEO of the Albert Forest Products Association in an article he wrote for CBC News. Source: CBC News After a winter of delayed shipments, high storage and trucking costs, and difficulty getting our products to customers, we need real action to improve the situation. Rail service is having a real impact on our ability to export. During the first quarter of 2018, Alberta...

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2018-05-02 12:30 | US softwood lumber demand is expected to continue its upward trajectory from the lows of the global financial crisis of 2008-2009, reaching an all-time high by mid 2020s, according to a newly released US Lumber Outlook Study by ForestEdge LLC and Wood Resources International LLC (USLOS2018). Source: Timberbiz In the study’s base case scenario, lumber consumption in the end-use category “Non-Residential Construction” is forecasted to grow the fastest and increase its share of...

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2018-05-02 12:29 | The exhibition pairing of HOLZ-HANDWERK (the industry meeting for the wood processing sector) and FENSTERBAU FRONTALE (the international Trade Show. Window. Door. Facade) achieved record numbers for visitors and countries of origin this year. Source: Timberbiz There was a combined total of 1329 exhibitors (2016: 1288) from 42 countries (2016: 40) presented the latest trends from the wood processing industry and the fields of window, door and facade construction. Between March 21 to 24, 2018 the...

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2018-05-02 12:29 | New research on the impacts on biodiversity of ‘thinning’ White cypress pine trees (Callitris glaucophylla) has yielded promising results, finding many positive relationships between the management practice and the diversity of species in NSW forests. Source: Timberbiz The project, led by the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) and funded by the NSW Environmental Trust, with support from Forestry Corporation of NSW, is one of the most comprehensive studies on thinning of regrowth...

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2018-05-02 12:27 | The draft of the PEFC Sustainable Forest Management Meta-Standard has been released for public comment. Source: Timberbiz The Meta-Standard provides the base document against which all PEFC endorsed National Standards must align. It provides requirements for performance and sustainability indicators. The amended draft provides new performance requirements for the sustainable management of trees located outside of forests and micro-forestry. Such sources of wood are becoming increasingly...

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2018-05-02 12:26 | Gippsland timber bosses have slammed the state government for a lack of action after committing $110 million last year to establish more timber plantations in the region. Source: Latrobe Valley Express The funding was allocated in the Victorian State Budget to help with the creation of plantations in the Latrobe Valley. Leeson’s Logging and Cartage general manager Ricky Leeson and Austimber director Ian Reid vented their frustration during a visit to a recently logged pine plantation on...

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2018-05-02 12:23 | New plantation forestry regulations will better protect the environment while improving productivity within the forestry sector according to New Zealand Forestry Minister Shane Jones. Source: Timberbiz “The new National Environmental Standards for Plantation Forestry come into effect today [1 May 2018] and provide a nationally consistent set of regulations to manage the environmental effects of plantation forestry activities undertaken in New Zealand’s 1.7 million hectares of plantation...

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2018-05-02 12:22 | Bioenergy Association New Zealand has congratulated Fonterra on its move to use wood fuel at its Brightwater dairy factory. Source: Timberbiz “The Brightwater boiler conversion is evidence Fonterra is serious about its commitment to reduce absolute emissions by 30% by 2030, and transition towards net zero emissions by 2050,” association Executive Officer Brian Cox said. “Fonterra is ahead of its 2019 target to demonstrate wood biomass co-firing at scale, and is another step further...

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2018-05-02 12:21 | About $36 million will be spent on modernising the regional forest agreements in Victoria under the Andrews Government’s 2018-19 state budget released this week. From Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz Treasurer Tim Pallas said the Government recognised that the forestry industry was important for regional communities. “It’s why we are providing certainty to Victorians who rely on our forests for their economic livelihoods,” he said. The Government will invest $35.9 million to modernise the RFAs with...

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2018-05-02 12:18 | 513,811 bdmt – projected woodchip exports from Australia in April 2018, measured in bone dry metric tonnes, based on IndustryEdge’s unique vessel tracking and analysis -$23.03/m3 – the February 2018 discount for softwood log exports that were <15 cm diameter. Their exports averaged a price of AUDFob108.46/m3 63,068 m3 – imports of dressed sawn softwood rose 17.3% in February 2018, compared with the prior month 2175 – the total number of flats of 1 and 2 storeys approved for construction for...

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2018-05-02 10:29 | BioCarbon Engineering (BCE), a UK company with the ambition to plant 500 billion trees by 2060 through the use of drones, has received a funding boost of US$2.5 million. The seed investment comes from SYSTEMIQ, a purpose-driven investment and advisory firm that aims to tackle economic system failures, and Parrot, the leading European drone group.

Every year, 15 billion trees are destroyed from natural and anthropogenic causes. Despite US$50 billion a year spent on replanting, there remains...

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2018-05-01 23:33 | A Part of the IFSA Delegation attended a side event called ‘Agroecology and cities. Energy efficiency and sustainable development systems’, held by COBASE, a research and planning organisation based in Rome, Italy.  The Event started with the technical aspect of renewable electrical cities and the principle of bioeconomy, which will provide better adapted cities. The …...

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2018-05-01 22:18 | The cruel truth is that throughout the white-tailed deer's range only about half of all fawns live to see their first birthday -- most are killed by predators. However, they have a much better chance of surviving if they are born in farmland rather than in forest, according to researchers.

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2018-05-01 20:20 |

Originally published on the website of the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) A new in-depth study looks at what Peru’s coffee value chain can and must do about climate change. Climate change...

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2018-05-01 17:52 | The 2030 Agenda recognizes the UNFCCC as the primary forum for negotiating the global response to climate change. The note describes UNFCCC activities towards SDG implementation, focusing mainly on SDG 13 (climate action), as well as engagement with activities and relevant agencies for achieving SDGs 2 (zero hunger), 4 (quality education), 5 (gender equality), 6 (clean water and sanitation), 7 (affordable and clean energy), 9 (industry, innovation and infrastructure), 11 (sustainable cities and...

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2018-05-01 17:50 | The UN Statistics Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs launched an online data hub that provides access to official SDG data, covering 132 out of the 232 SDG indicators. The data can be explored by SDG, country, or region, and as global aggregates, and can be viewed as maps and other visualizations.

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