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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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2018-06-14 00:51 | When the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) planned an affordable housing project in Preston,Victoria their strategic decision centred on timber. They wanted affordable housing, so it needed to be lightweight timber framing. Source: Timberbiz Steve Ayton, DHHS senior project manager, said the project was conceived as a new technology building with mid-rise timber construction, which had a great ESD (ecologically sustainable development) outcome. “We had a budget for it, and wanted...

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2018-06-13 17:31 | LTS is conducting a review of the Drylands Development Programme (DryDev), a six-year initiative funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) of the Netherlands. The review is assessing the; relevance of the programme’s institutional arrangements and programmatic design and … Continue reading →

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2018-06-13 13:16 | The Internet of the CNC industry – now also for the CNC Woodworking Industry

ORDERFOX.com is the world’s largest platform for the CNC Industry, and is now extending into a new industry – CNC Woodworking. Manufacturers and Buyers can take advantage of completely new market opportunities on ORDERFOX.com – and completely for Free!

Manufacturers can search for CNC jobs, both locally and globally, while buyers can place orders and expand their...

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2018-06-13 11:03 | Dr. Maung Maung Than |Country Director, Myanmar Country Program When I was studying English I learnt numerous idioms – many of which still make no sense to me (e.g. it is raining cats and dogs). One that I understood and is constantly stuck in my mind is “never to leave a job half done”. This […]

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2018-06-13 09:22 | This report is based on the survey launched in late 2017 and distributed directly to relevant investors and operators. In addition, this report features six case studies from survey respondents that provide a more detailed picture of how land-based investors and operators perceive and confront landtenure challenges and seek to provide benefits to local land rights holders.

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2018-06-13 04:44 |

As governments scramble for corrective options to the worsening land degradation set to cost the global economy a whopping 23 trillion dollars within the next 30 years, a humble grass species, the bamboo, is emerging as the unlikely hero. Read the full article here

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2018-06-12 19:21 | Of the 47 countries scheduled to present their Voluntary National Reviews during the HLPF in July, 35 have issued main messages from their reviews. These include countries from the five UN regional groups, as well as Palestine. The VNRs will be presented during the HLPF's ministerial meeting from 16-18 July.

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2018-06-12 19:05 | The report reviews the historical and geographical context and the socioeconomic and natural drivers of environmental change, and provides recommendations for addressing climate change impacts and natural hazards. According to the report, adapting and implementing the SDGs will require relevant ministries to review targets and indicators, and prioritize and incorporate them into national policy documents to help sectoral planning. The report provides recommendations for achieving the SDGs,...

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2018-06-12 17:23 |

Over the past 5+ years, LTS worked with the East African Community (EAC), 5 Partner States (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda), Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC) and other government institutions to support the landscape-scale freshwater biodiversity interventions of the …...

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2018-06-12 17:14 | The New York Declaration on Forests (NYDF), endorsed in 2014, outlines ten global goals to protect and restore forests and end natural forest loss by 2030. NYDF endorsers and partners called for the Community of Practice to support collaboration and knowledge sharing towards the NYDF global goals.

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2018-06-12 17:04 |

Grown in Britain have been supporting a Wood Protection Association field trial which was established to create a robust and independent test of the performance of preservative treated fence posts made from UK grown softwoods. This innovative project is the largest field trial of its type held in the UK in the last 50 years […]

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2018-06-12 16:59 |

Grown in Britain has developed a scheme which coordinates volunteers to assist in woodland projects around the country. This scheme was inspired by the wealth of support from the construction sector for the work of Grown in Britain. Contractors and their staff have always volunteered across a range of typical ‘hut painting’ and ‘scrub bashing’ […]

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2018-06-12 16:31 | From 11 to 29 June 2018, the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is meeting in Montreal. Among the topics to be discussed are the rules for the aviation industry’s plans to carry on polluting while offsetting its emissions through its carbon trading scam, the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation […]

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2018-06-12 14:07 |

Cameroon needs to adopt an integrated approach to climate change. However, there are still many challenges to overcome. Climate change in Cameroon has had, and will continue to have, adverse effects on agro-ecosystems and communities in multiple ways;...

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2018-06-12 00:24 | China’s tropical log imports in 2017 totalled 9.65 million cubic metres up 6% year-on-year and accounted for 17% of the national total, a year-on-year decline of 2 percentage points. Source: Lesprom The value of tropical log imports in 2017 was US$2.846 billion reflecting a 17% rise, as ITTO reported. Before its log export ban, Myanmar was a major source of tropical logs for China. However, China’s log imports from Myanmar in 2017 fell to just 15,300 cubic metres valued at US$12.76 million. The...

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2018-06-12 00:23 | Polish environment minister Henryk Kowalczyk has appointed an expert team which is to develop a long-term plan for the Puszcza Bialowieska forestry area in east Poland. Source: Euwid Mr Kowalczyk requested environmental organisations to delegate representatives to the team. The group, which consists of a total of 29 persons, is to develop proposals for the protection of the forestry area. On the basis of these proposals and in collaboration with the EU Commission, Mr Kowalczyk is to decide on...

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2018-06-12 00:23 | Ponsse’s new Mercedes-Benz/MTU Stage V emission engines feature the latest engine technology, and according to the company they are an excellent solution for forest machines that require productivity, reliability and fuel economy while being environmentally friendly. Source: Timberbiz The new engines are available in three different power classes for PONSSE forest machine models. Ponsse focuses its production on products that use the cut-to-length method, a harvesting method that results in...

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2018-06-12 00:22 | Hyne Timber’s CEO Jon Kleinschmidt confirmed the company’s continued support for Marine Rescue Hervey Bay with the ongoing sponsorship of the vessel, ‘Hyne Timber Rescue’. Source: Timberbiz Three years on from becoming a major sponsoring partner, this marked the signing of a further 3-year sponsorship agreement. Marine Rescue Hervey Bay provides a necessary search and rescue service in addition to medical evacuations, supporting our emergency services. On average, they...

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2018-06-12 00:21 | McGrathNicol Partners Jason Preston, Shaun Fraser and Robert Brauer, who were appointed Receivers and Managers of Quintis Ltd and a number of its subsidiaries in January 2018, have provided an update on the recapitalization of the companies. Source: Timberbiz, ABC News The creditors voted for the Receivers’ proposed Deed of Company Arrangement (“DOCA”) which the company says represents another important step in seeing the business emerge as a private company in a very strong financial position...

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