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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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2018-09-20 00:59 | The largest ever New Zealand forest industry delegation to China’s showcase Global Wood Trade Conference has made the case for more investment in New Zealand forestry and timber processing. Source: Timberbiz Forest Owners Association President, Peter Weir told delegates at Chongqing that more timber processing in New Zealand, before export, reduced the overall energy and carbon emissions required to produce and transport the finished product. “There’s also a particular...

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2018-09-20 00:58 | Funding of NZ$5.9 million will be given to landowners nationwide to plant 4574 hectares of trees under Te Uru Rākau’s (Forestry New Zealand’s) Afforestation Grants Scheme (AGS). Source: Timberbiz Eighty-three applications were approved in the 2018 round, with 2788 hectares being planted in the North Island and 1785 hectares in the South Island. This year’s AGS grants will contribute about 4.5 million trees to the government’s One Billion Trees program. The AGS was launched in...

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2018-09-20 00:57 | Normally the trucks leaving OneFortyOne’s Jubilee Highway Sawmill are loaded with crates of timber for building houses. However, the sawmill team has recently dispatched two crates of donated goods to help farming families in drought-stricken NSW.  Source: Timberbiz OFO’s Maree Little led the employee donation drive having seen the news. “For all of us living in regional communities, we know how important our farmers are, and we all know what it’s like to go through a tough time. We know that...

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2018-09-20 00:56 | 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. Find out more at www.industryedge.com.au 608,599 bdmt – Australia’s exports of hardwood chips in July 2018 were toward the top of the long-term monthly range, remaining above 600,000 bdmt for the second successive month 279,744 m3 – softwood log exports in July were 21.4%...

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2018-09-20 00:54 | Forest & Wood Products Australia (FWPA) is developing opportunities to improve the way industry statistics are collected in a number of key areas, such as safety. Source: Timberbiz A specific data-sharing portal has been established for the aggregation of safety data and FWPA is providing support to the Softwood Processors Workplace Health and Safety Interest Group. The Safety Data Series will provide an aggregated data set of lead and lag safety indicators for growers and processors. In...

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2018-09-20 00:52 | The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) has released its annual report for the 2017/2018 year and in it  Chief Executive Officer Ross Hampton said the association has had a strong year, growing in membership, capacity, capability and influence. Source: Timberbiz He said that AFPA has gained the support of the vast majority of the companies operating right across the forest industry value chain. The long battle to have rotational forestry accepted into the Emissions Reduction Fund is a...

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2018-09-19 19:39 | Central Africa's Albertine Rift region is a biodiversity hotspot consisting of a system of highlands that spans six countries. Recent studies have shown that the population of sooty bush-shrikes occupying the region's mid-elevation forests is a distinct species, and new research reveals that this newly discovered species may already be endangered due to pressure from agricultural development.

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2018-09-19 19:39 | The adoption of 'silvopastures' -- incorporating trees into pastureland -- can provide habitat for forest bird species and improve connectivity in landscapes fragmented by agriculture. But how do silvopastures measure up to natural forest habitat? New research shows that birds in silvopasture forage less efficiently than those in forest fragments but offers suggestions for how silvopasture habitat could be improved.

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2018-09-19 19:30 | Researchers report that forests with trees that employ a high diversity of traits related to water use suffer less of an impact from drought. The results, which expand on previous work that looked at individual tree species' resilience based on hydraulic traits, lead to new research directions on forest resilience and inform forest managers working to rebuild forests after logging or wildfire.

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2018-09-19 16:26 | “Early evidence from REDD+ projects suggests major challenges, including: ongoing weak enforcement of domestic laws on forests and land, leading to limited effectiveness; contestation or conflict over property rights and community benefits; as well as securitisation and violence, often perpetrated by government agencies.” That’s from a recent paper published in Conservation and Society. The paper […]

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2018-09-19 10:10 | SNS had the great honor to participate in the ten year anniversary of NordGen – a celebration of the importance of the conservation and sustainable use of Nordic genetic resources.     Share List

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2018-09-19 00:00 |

This week the Malaysian Palm Oil Council is hosting the 5th International Palm Oil Sustainability Conference, a two-day event that provides palm oil industry stakeholders with updates on current and emerging trends and sustainability developments.


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2018-09-18 16:21 | The Summit highlighted the ways in which subnational actors and leaders from all sectors are “taking ambition to the next level” with a plethora of commitments and announcements that, if implemented, will generate over 65 million new, low-carbon jobs by 2030. More than 60 state, regional and city governments and multinational businesses committed to 100% zero emission vehicles through The Climate Group’s ZEV Challenge. To unlock inclusive economic growth, 488 companies from 38 countries adopted...

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2018-09-18 15:54 |

By Jonky Tenou The Africa Green Revolution Forum – AGRF2018 – is the biggest forum on the continent. It brings together 2,800 participants and is held in Kigali, Rwanda, from 5th to 8th September 2018. The AGRF2018 served...

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2018-09-18 14:33 | Eighteen philanthropic organizations released a joint statement at the Global Climate Action Summit, expressing support for land use policies and finance that help achieve ambitious climate targets and contribute to sustainable development, and for indigenous peoples’ and local communities’ land rights and management of forests. The organizations call for increasing investments in forests and lands to tackle climate change.

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2018-09-18 13:39 | ECOSOC has released the proceedings of the 2018 HLPF that convened from 9-18 July under the theme ‘Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies’. The report calls for: a greater commitment to developing official statistics and data and effective monitoring systems; and a long-term perspective to build resilience at all levels that includes adopting a proactive approach, building partnerships across borders, and investing in human capacity and in early warning systems. The Forum...

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2018-09-17 22:57 |

To celebrate another important milestone for ALERT -- we are now reaching up to 2 million readers each week -- we are going to do something a bit different.

Rather than talk about the dire need for nature conservation, we're going to share some images of the last place on Earth where Orangutans, Tigers, Elephants, and Rhinos still coexist -- along with an abundance of other species — the Leuser...

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2018-09-17 22:31 | A new tool developed by UBC researchers could help ensure limited conservation dollars are well spent by determining which actions would save the most species per dollar.

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