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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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2017-12-05 20:35 | Representatives from nature conservation, tropical forestry and the forest industry have all be elected onto the PEFC International Board, following a unanimous vote by the PEFC General Assembly in the Helsinki, Finland. Alongside two returning Board members, Riikka Joukio (forest industry and...

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2017-12-05 20:26 | New research solves mystery of missing methane source in the Amazon Rainforest.

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2017-12-05 19:09 | The concentration of Sumatran tigers in Indonesia’s protected forests has gone up, a researcher says, but probably because they are fleeing deforestation elsewhere.

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2017-12-05 19:02 | The 53rd session of the International Tropical Timber Council (ITTC-53) and the associated sessions of its four Committees met from 27 November – 2 December 2017, in Lima, Peru. The meeting adopted, among other decisions, the biennial work programme and budget, and policy guidelines on gender equality and empowering women. It further reviewed projects and activities, such as on the Emerald Triangle Protected Forests Complex and a microcredit pilot scheme for small and medium-sized enterprises...

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2017-12-05 18:42 | The sixty-ninth meeting of the Standing Committee (SC69) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) established 27 intersessional working groups. The SC agreed to treat all pangolin parts and derivatives as though they have always been listed on Appendix I. The Committee rejected a request by Madagascar to export its stockpiles of thousands of tonnes of seized or “declared” rosewood and ebony.

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2017-12-05 18:38 | The Faculty of Forestry, though the Community Forest Summer Work Term Awards, is offering funding for students to work in community forests. This opportunity is made possible through a generous donation from an anonymous donor. These paid work experiences provide valuable practical skills for Faculty of Forestry undergraduate students, and support community forestry.

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2017-12-05 18:28 | The GEF Council adopted a Policy on Gender Equality, a Policy on Stakeholder Engagement, and the November 2017 Work Program, which includes over US$500 million in project financing. The Council also, inter alia, discussed an update on the seventh replenishment of the GEF Trust Fund (GEF-7), the report of the Chairperson of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP), and relations with the Conventions and other international institutions.

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2017-12-05 18:14 | The International Renewable Energy Agency and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development have launched a US$50 million call for applications for renewable energy projects in developing countries. A global tool allows estimating and comparing power potential, as funding aims to stimulate wind power development in Argentina, Sweden and Mexico. Financing agreements have been signed to support solar and geothermal power generation in India, Afghanistan and the Caribbean.

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2017-12-05 18:04 | By Hidayah Hamzah, Rizky Firmansyah, Arief Wijaya and Surahman Putra Landscape in East Kalimantan, Indonesia. Photo by Moses Ceaser/CIFOR For years, non-government organizations in Indonesia have been pressuring the government to release data on its forests, such as the location of agricultural plantations and protected areas. Access to government-owned forest data is critical in the […]

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2017-12-05 12:24 |

Ipoh, Malaysia, 5th December 2017—The minimum fine, one-month jail and his motorcycle confiscated: this was the sentence handed down to a man caught ferrying a Tiger carcass on his bike last year in northern Peninsular Malaysia, home to some 250 Critically Endangered wild Tigers.

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2017-12-05 09:10 |

Brief Background: This living document is a result of an extensive process led by the Social Movements for an Alternative Asia (SMAA), Gerak Lawan, La Via Campesina and the supporters of the #EndWTO Campaign. A draft document was written and circulated online before the #EndWTO Week of Action parallel to the 9th Ministerial of the World Trade Organization in Bali, Indonesia last December 2013. Many proposals summarized in this Economy for Life document are based on concrete alternatives and...

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2017-12-05 08:08 |

Many employers in the forest industry are looking for workers who can show up on time, follow procedures, and pass a drug screening test.

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2017-12-05 07:29 |

In Myanmar, the National League for Democracy (NLD) is transferring the rights to forest land – and all its potential bounty – to local communities. Duncan McQueen explains how this important move, supported by peer-to-peer learning, is helping to establish new long-term livelihoods.

It is impossible to talk about Myanmar without acknowledging the persecution of the Rohingya by...

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2017-12-05 07:28 |

INBAR Director-General, Dr. Hans Friederich: explorer and bamboo enthusiast Read the full story here

The post Hans Friederich: an explorer & bamboo enthusiast appeared first on INBAR.

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2017-12-05 03:50 | Indonesia’s future leaders in forestry and gender studies will have the chance to make the connections between their disciplines today...

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2017-12-05 02:39 |

Revista “Pesquisa Agropecuária Tropical” – Chamada de Artigos para Edição Especial sobre Bambu A revista Pesquisa Agropecuária Tropical (Qualis B1 em Ciências Agrárias e indexada pela Scopus, SciELO, FSTA e outras – https://www.revistas.ufg.br/pat/index), editada pela Escola de Agronomia da Universidade Federal de Goiás, Brasil, está recebendo submissões para uma edição especial sobre os mais diversos aspectos da biologia, cultivo e usos do Bambu. A […]

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2017-12-04 23:32 |

The results of a limited entry system at Obsidian Trail and Pamelia Lake have been positive, said Troy Hall, an Oregon State University professor who has tracked environmental conditions at Obsidian. “I’ve actually been surprised,” Hall said. “It’s pretty similar now to what it was 20 years ago...(more)

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2017-12-04 22:08 | Today is Sunday, the 3rd of December. One week ago, Max and I arrived for the UNEA-3. What happened between then and now? Here's an update.

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2017-12-04 21:53 | UN CAMPUS, NAIROBI– The United Nations has typically been a far-from-accessible convening space for civil society; therefore, it became significant to examine the power dynamics and representation in the proceedings, and the resulting outcomes of the Global Major Groups and Stakeholders Forum (GMGSF).

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2017-12-04 19:13 |

At the recent climate-change conference in Bonn, Germany, ministers of the environment for both nations reiterated their commitment to create sustainable economic growth and low-carbon development Bambang Brodjonegoro, minister for national development planning in Indonesia, speaking at a...

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