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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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2018-08-01 13:46 | Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, 1st August 2018–A man caught in possession of two Critically Endangered and CITES Appendix I Radiated Tortoises Astrochelys radiata has been charged in a court in Indonesia – the first case of its kind involving tortoises from Madagascar that are a favoured target of the global illegal wildlife trade.

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2018-08-01 11:35 |

Recently, the European Parliament’s Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) adopted the draft report of the Committee’s Rapporteur, MEP Norbert Lins, on the regulation of Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF). The policyContinue reading

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2018-08-01 09:43 |

Charlotte Salford represented the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) as a key speaker at the Global Bamboo and Rattan Congress 2018. INBAR spoke to Ms. Salford about bamboo’s relevance to IFAD’s work, and the strategic importance of China. What are your impressions of the first Global Bamboo and Rattan Congress? I am very excited to be here. […]

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2018-07-31 21:21 | COFO 24 underscored the importance of forests in supporting human livelihoods and achieving SDGs related to climate, food security, drinking water, renewable energy and rural development. FAO and its partners launched the second stage of the FFF initiative, which will focus on strengthening the capacity of forest and farm producer organizations to develop climate resilient landscapes, generate work opportunities for women and youth, help the rural poor, and strengthen enterprise.

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2018-07-31 21:18 | Ireland's parliament has passed a bill to stop investments in fossil fuels and divest existing investments within the next five years. The World Bank Group has announced that a record 32.1% of its total 2018 financing was invested in climate-related projects. The Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF) has released an anniversary report outlining the progression of its REDD+ activities in the past decade. The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and the Islamic Development Bank agreed to co-...

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2018-07-31 19:49 | The HLPF 2018 concluded its discussions with the adoption of a Ministerial Declaration, which was approved by a vote of 164 Member States in favor and two Member States against. HLPF 2018 featured thematic discussions, a review of SDGs 6, 7, 11, 12, 15 and 17 as well as a special discussion on the principle of leave no one behind. The ENB reports that participants highlighted constraints to the HLPF's role as a platform for discussion, including resources, "power of mandate," and capacity.

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2018-07-31 19:43 | At the margins of the HLPF, WWF convened an event to discuss the intersection of land use, food systems and climate change. Panelists from McDonald’s, Anheuser-Busch InBev and Rabobank outlined steps their companies were taking on sustainability with respect to forests, food, land and climate.

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2018-07-31 18:59 | A report by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) identifies the linkages between SDG 15 and the other Goals that were reviewed at the 2018 HLPF. The report highlights the urgency of SDG targets with a 2020 time horizon, and notes that the conversion of natural habitats to agricultural land accounts for approximately 70% of projected terrestrial biodiversity loss.

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2018-07-31 18:55 | The curious glance of a squirrel convinced the jury of their winner for PEFC Slovakia’s ‘Discover the forest, discover PEFC’ photo contest. Martin Šebesta was in the right place at the right time when he took the winning image on Mount Ježová, northwest of Detva,...

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2018-07-31 17:29 | The study analyzes potential co-benefits from implementing Mexico’s NDC that would help achieve the SDGs. According to the report, almost 40% of SDG targets are directly related to mitigation and/or adaptation. Almost all of Mexico’s NDC adaptation measures, the study notes, link to the SDGs, including incorporating a gender perspective and human rights approach.

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2018-07-31 17:09 |

Industry4Europe is a coalition of around 130 manufacturer associations committed towards the achievement of an ambitious EU industrial strategy.

#Industry4Europe initiative, CEPI's a part of, has released four documents in the past months.

A governance structure
1. Ensuring an informed and permanent dialogue between the industry and policy decision-makers in association with civil society stakeholders (trade unions, consumers organisations, NGOs,...

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2018-07-31 17:05 |

Integrated Australian forestry and timber processing company, Associated Kiln Driers ( AKD ) is pleased to confirm that it has signed an agreement with Carter Holt Harvey (CHH) to acquire all of the shares of Carter Holt Harvey Timber Pty Ltd (CHHT). CHHT owns CHH’s New South Wales sawmilling business.

The major assets of the business comprise the Tumut sawmill and Gilmore treatment facility in Tumut, a 50% interest in the Highland Pine Products (...

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2018-07-31 16:28 | The independent evaluation of the Congo Basin Forest Fund (CBFF) was established in 2008 to reduce deforestation across the Congo Basin! The CBFF aims at alleviating poverty and mitigating climate change by reducing the rate of deforestation in the Congo Basin … Continue reading →

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2018-07-31 11:37 |

24 July, Beijing, China – Bamboo can be a very strategic resource for the Belt and Road Initiative. It is a resilient, low-carbon material for infrastructure, which grows locally to many countries on the Belt and Road routes. What do countries need to understand about bamboo, and how to overcome the obstacles to its use? […]

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2018-07-31 01:10 |

July 30, 2018 - FORT WORTH, Texas - Forest pest experts are investigating reports that the invasive emerald ash borer may have been found in Tarrant County.   Last week, entomologists identified EAB in a photograph submitted to an online nature social network. The photo was taken by a young naturalist, just 10 ye

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2018-07-30 23:50 |

Con su sombrero de ala ancha, Carlos Pérez Sebastián, nuestro guía de campo durante la semana, afirmó: “La silvicultura comunitaria es una gran alternativa para el desarrollo, pues mejora los espacios verdes, el oxígeno, el agua y la biodiversidad. Al practicar la silvicultura comunitaria, estamos garantizando un mejor futuro para nuestros hijos y nietos”. Carlos explicaba esto al pie de una ladera que un ejido (grupo forestal comunitario) había restaurado con especies autóctonas en Cruz de...

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2018-07-30 16:48 | A new study confirms a continuous presence of montane coniferous forests from the Pyrenees to the Mediterranean coast from 50,000 to 15,000 years ago, demonstrating their resilience to the extreme and ever changing climate conditions of the period.

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2018-07-30 06:53 | It’s known as lovely Leitrim – the county is well known for its picturesque lakes, hills and wooded areas. But planting large numbers of new trees is proving very controversial. Source: BBC News The Republic of Ireland is hoping to increase its wooded area from less than 11% at the moment to 18% by 2046, as a climate change measure. The soil may be relatively poor but Leitrim is already close to meeting that target. Land prices are rising as big financial institutions – what...

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2018-07-30 06:52 | Europe’s wood based panel market has generated huge profitability and strong growth in the last few years on account of the growth of the furniture sector and rising construction industry. Source: The Camping Canuck However, the increasing cost of a range of inputs such as wood, energy and resin is expected to challenge panel manufacturers across the Europe over the forecast period. In addition, the European panel producers are competing with the biomass industry for the procurement of wood....

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