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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 22:36 | The Suruí Forest Carbon Project in Brazil has been suspended indefinitely as a result of illegal diamond and gold mining, as well as illegal logging, inside the 248,147 hectare territory of the Suruí. The Suruí REDD project and carbon credits The Suruí REDD project started on 9 June 2009 and was validated under the Verified […]

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2018-09-20 21:24 | The Center for Global Development has released its 2018 Commitment to Development Index, which analyzes seven policy areas: aid; finance; technology; environment; trade; security; and migration. Sweden ranks the highest on the CDI, with other European countries occupying the top 12 positions in the Index. Poland, Greece and the Republic of Korea place at the bottom of the rankings.

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2018-09-20 21:23 | An article in Science by a group of authors from WRI, the Sustainability Consortium and the University of Maryland finds that 27 percent of deforestation results from permanent land use change for commodity production. The authors suggest that their results indicate that policies designed to achieve zero deforestation commitments “are not being adopted or implemented at the pace needed to meet 2020 goals” nor do they combat deforestation, as called for under SDG 15 (life on land).

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2018-09-20 21:21 | The report details steps to 2030 to catalyze action at the speed and scale required to combat climate change, including solutions to halve emissions in a range of sectors, and specific strategies to accelerate their scaling up. Existing technologies and companies behind them could help determine whether we live on a 1.5-2°C planet or in a +3°C world. While technology alone cannot solve the climate challenge, the authors conclude that “a critical mass” of businesses, cities, nations, industries...

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2018-09-20 21:11 | In the Statement of Support for the Cerrado Manifesto, a coalition of investors and large food companies call for adopting policies to halt further deforestation in Brazil’s Cerrado region. The Cerrado stores the equivalent of 13.7 billion tons of carbon dioxide and plays a critical role in Brazil’s fresh water systems.

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2018-09-20 21:06 | The UN Economic Commission for Europe’s third Environmental Performance Review of Albania finds that the country has aligned its national agenda with the 2030 Agenda and is working to develop a national SDG action plan. The country has increased its protected area coverage and banned logging. Challenges include municipal waste, rural water supply, sanitation and wastewater treatment, and environmental monitoring.

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2018-09-20 20:39 | The Mountain Research Initiative and the Centre for Development and Environment released a paper that aims to help contextualize and highlight the specific needs and challenges for mountain communities and ecosystems in addressing sustainable mountain development. The report recommends developing a subset of SDG indicators to assess local progress that are relevant to SMD, applicable to different mountain regions worldwide and practical to use.

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Continuously evolving to better its machines and exceed customer expectations, John Deere is excited to introduce the new L-Series II Skidders and Wheeled Feller Bunchers. The new L-Series II machines feature a simplified design, providing a reliable, powerful solution, while still maintaining the productivity-boosting features of the original line, including an increase in hydraulic speed, large grapples and an improvement in weight distribution.

“With the new L-Series II...

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2018-09-20 15:44 | We will repeat the success! Welcome to Matchmaking Day in Ås, Norge, November 8! Welcome to our new Matchmaking day, get inspired, let the creativity flow! You will meet representatives from SNS , NKJ, EFINORD and NordGen Forest and we’ll tell you about how to apply for funding from us. Lukasz Andrzej Derdowski…

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2018-09-20 10:40 | The article conclude that the 25-year history of C&I work in forestry has had significant positive impacts, though challenges do remain for the implementation of C&I and progress towards SFM. The work should be continued and carried over to other sectors to advance sustainability goals more broadly.

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2018-09-20 09:12 | In recent years, public contributions to the forest sector in Iceland have been sharply reduced. Earlier Perspective texts here The total area of forest and woodland in Iceland has at least doubled, possibly quadrupled, since 1950. Whether this should be considered a large or small increase depends on the comparison.…

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2018-09-20 01:08 | Year-on-year, Japan’s June imports of wooden kitchen furniture were up 12% but flat compared with the value of June imports while imports of wooden office furniture were down. Sources: Timberbiz, Lesprom As has been the case since the beginning of 2018, three suppliers accounted for most of Japan’s wooden kitchen furniture imports; the Philippines (48%), Vietnam (36%) and China (9%). In June, imports of wooden kitchen furniture from Chinese shippers fell 27% driving down their June market share...

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2018-09-20 01:03 | Based on last year’s success, Stora Enso has announced a second Accelerator program in partnership with Aalto ENT and Vertical Accelerator. For startups, the program brings new opportunities as well as unprecedented access to Stora Enso talents and leadership, working side-by-side for innovative solutions. Source: Timberbiz In the 2017 program, six startups were selected and collaboration projects focused on digital solutions particularly around smart factories, supply chain, customer...

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2018-09-20 01:02 | The latest addition to Swedish logging company WNK Skogsgallring’s collection of forest machinery is a brand new Ponsse Elephant forwarder, equipped with eight Twin Forestry T480 tyres. Source: Timberbiz When fully loaded with timber, the vehicle weighs 45 tonnes. With such a heavy machine, it is essential to move around with caution; the effect of climate change bringing milder winters has increased the risk of ground damage, soil compaction and growth decline. Wet soil and a 45-ton machine...

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2018-09-20 01:01 | Kangaroo Island Plantation Timbers’ (KIPT) annual report was released recently and the company has said that it was issued without any qualification or emphasis from the auditor. KIPT is a publicly listed company. Source: Timberbiz In a media statement KIPT said that its conservative approach to biological asset valuations, strong cash at bank and the further availability of debt finance if required put it in a sound position. A profit of $13m was noted mainly on the back of strengthening USD...

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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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