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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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2018-04-10 05:30 |

Technical training for peatland communities is key to livelihood and landscape improvement

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2018-04-10 00:02 | The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) Chief Executive Officer, Ross Hampton, recently week attended Food and Agriculture (FAO) meetings in Rome, including the 59th Advisory Committee on Sustainable Forest-based Industries (ACSFI) meeting. Source: Timberbiz The ACSFI serves as a forum to provide guidance on FAO work relevant to the paper and forest products industry. The ACSFI is comprised of forestry experts from a wide range of countries covering all aspects of the forest products...

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2018-04-10 00:00 | Export prices of Indonesian plywood continue to climb with no sign of slowing down. In particular, thin panel of 2.5mm prices shot up to about US$1,000 per cbm C&F, a record. Source: Timberbiz Weather in Indonesia is much worse than Malaysia and with tightening control of illegal harvest, log production is plunging. Log production seems to have dropped more than half of normal pace with no sign of recovery. Due to this log supply shortage, plywood mills’ deliveries are largely delayed. Even...

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2018-04-09 23:59 | Leonard Fenning has invested more than $50 million since buying an existing saw mill at Bairnsdale in Victoria’s East Gippsland about 20 years ago. By Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz “Fenning Timbers is one of the most modern hardwood saw mills in Australia,” said the company’s resource manager, Brian Donchi. “Leonard has since rebuilt the entire site – all the buildings have been redone, new equipment from all over the world has been put in.” The sophisticated machinery includes robots. “It’s...

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2018-04-09 23:59 | SP’s latest harvester head is set to make a big difference in the Australian forestry industry according to Peter Randalls, director of Australian distributor Randalls Equipment. Source: Timberbiz The SP 661 LF is the latest design from SP – the company has been a manufacturer and distributor of forestry equipment and attachments since 1968. “It’s a compact and strong high performance harvester head designed according to SP ́s Low Friction (LF) principle for minimum friction...

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2018-04-09 23:58 | There were 272 separate vessel movements that shipped Australia’s woodchip exports in the year-ended February, with two vessels making the return trip eight times over the course of the year. Source: Industry Edge, Timberbiz Totalling more than 7.070 million bone dry metric tonnes (bdmt) with a total grow-weight of 12.127 million tonnes (Grt), Australia’s woodchip exports were shipped on 94 individual vessels, making the 272 trips. While the average was less than three trips per vessel,...

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2018-04-09 23:56 | His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales, participated in a forestry roundtable meeting hosted by the Institute of Foresters Australia in Queensland’s Mossman Gorge. Source: Timberbiz Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Anne Ruston, said it was a great opportunity to highlight the sustainable practices of Australia’s forest sector. “It was an honour to join His Royal Highness to discuss the integral role of Australia’s native forests and plantations in providing a renewable...

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2018-04-09 23:44 | Landscape-scale forest planning and security of supply are key demands of the Victorian forestry industry for the next generation of the 20-year regional forest agreements (RFAs). By Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz All five Victorian RFAs, which are to be finalised by March 2020, must rectify the key outcomes that were not delivered by the original RFAs, according to the Victorian Association of Forest Industries. In VAFI’s RFA submission, the chief executive, Tim Johnston, said certainty of...

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2018-04-09 22:49 |

Gov. Kate Brown has directed numerous state departments to support the nascent industry's growth. Federal leaders also have funded demonstration projects to prove the technology. Oregon universities have teamed up to create the TallWood Design Institute to research mass timber products as well...(more)

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2018-04-06 12:38 | Representatives from the Agroforestry Network, amongst them Focali researchers Anders Malmer and Johanna Björklund, writes in a debate article about how Sweden need to act stronger to promote women's right to use and own land.

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2018-04-06 11:52 | Wood is good. It’s a renewable resource with an extraordinary range of uses. Building and furnishing our houses; cooking our food and heating our homes; disseminating ideas and cultural heritages; and improving sanitation and hygiene. To illustrate the importance of wood in our lives and to raise awareness about responsible forest management and biodiversity conservation […]

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2018-04-06 09:44 | Are you a young researcher, PhD student, post-doc or in the beginning of your research career? Is your work about understanding the processes of rural transformation? Join the meeting for young researchers in Uppsala 7-8 June! Abstract submission deadline April 30, 2018.

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2018-04-05 23:23 |

5 & 6 May 2018, Bonn, Germany An international workshop and skillshare addressing the trade in and overconsumption of the four main drivers of forest loss: beef, soy, palm oil and wood The High Level Political Forum (HLPF) in July 2018 will discuss Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 15 on biodiversity, which includes a target to halt all deforestation by 2020. However, it is broadly acknowledged that meeting this target will be impossible unless the main drivers of forest loss are...

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2018-04-05 20:09 | Not all of the nitrogen on the planet comes from the atmosphere, according to a new study. Up to a quarter comes from Earth's bedrock. The discovery could greatly improve climate change projections. 

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2018-04-05 19:16 | The world's youth continue to support achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), most recently with initiatives focused on clean water and sanitation (SDG 6), sustainable cities and communities (SDG 11), climate action (SDG 13), and life on land (SDG 15), as well as the inter-linkages among these and the other Goals.

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2018-04-05 19:04 | The UN Economic Commission for Asia and the Pacific convened the Fifth Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development, where Member States shared their achievements on the SDGs on clean water and sanitation, affordable and clean energy, sustainable cities and communities, responsible consumption and production, and life on land. The Chair’s Summary will feed into the 2018 session of the HLPF, when it takes place in July in New York. The meeting also launched two publications and ESCAP’s ‘SDG...

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2018-04-05 18:54 | The report titled, ‘Landscapes for Life: Approaches to Landscape Management for Sustainable Food and Agriculture,’ explores a range of tools and practices to enhance land and water management as key elements for sustainable food and agriculture. All the approaches highlighted in the publication have a common feature - the integration of knowledge from different sectors.

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2018-04-05 17:09 |

Paper & Beyond, 2018
Where the bioeconomy and circularity meet

Paper & Beyond is the successor event to what has been known as European Paper Week and will take place in the heart of the European district in Brussels from 16-17 October.

It is the premier industry networking event, bringing together representatives of Europe's major pulp and paper producers, manufacturers, customers, suppliers and press.

CEPI is now offering 2...

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2018-04-05 15:16 |

We are happy to announce the online publication of the ICP Forests 2017 Executive Report.

The report focuses on

  • Nitrogen budgets in forest stands
  • Nitrification in tree canopies
  • Mosses and nitrogen fixation by epiphytic bacteria
  • Predisposing factors for Acute Oak Decline
  • Measuring and interpreting changes in stem increment.

It is available for download from the ICP Forests…

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