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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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2016-09-24 09:19 | Johannesburg, South Africa, 24th September—A new analysis finds the global ivory trade continued unabated in 2015 at the record levels recorded earlier in the decade, underlining the need for renewed efforts to disrupt the criminal networks orchestrating the trade.

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2016-09-24 07:55 |

At GreenBlue's SPC Advance Conference, GreenBlue and the American Forest Foundation (AFF) announced plans formally launch a process for building a new model to provide assurance of sustainability of family forest sources, at the landscape level, across the United States.

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2016-09-23 20:44 |

While knowledge is increasing about forests as a source of day-to-day subsistence and as a safety net in times of need, much less is known about the extent to which forests can provide a pathway out of poverty. Currently, there is no systematic understanding of how forests may help the chronically poor move to become sometimes poor, and the sometimes poor to become the non-poor.

CHALLENGE
While knowledge is increasing...

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2016-09-23 20:34 | Organizing the largest single-day volunteer effort in support of public lands in the country, National Public Lands Day, is no easy feat for the U.S. Forest Service. That’s 40 days of volunteer projects, BioBlitzes, fishing derbies, and educational events, all of which are registered with the National Environmental Education Foundation, the organization that started National [...]

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2016-09-23 20:07 |

Rural households in Armenia are heavily reliant on fuelwood and other forest products and ecosystem services. However, the country’s forests are in decline. This activity aims to inform forest sector policies in Armenia through a survey of rural communities on forest dependence and poverty.

CHALLENGE

Rural households in Armenia are heavily reliant on fuelwood to meet their heating and energy needs. In...

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2016-09-23 19:18 |

Indonesia’s persistent fire and haze crises undermine the country’s economic gains and disproportionately affect the poor. This activity aims to assist the Government of Indonesia in formulating a sustainable and socially inclusive strategy and action plan to restore, manage and develop lowland areas prone to fire and haze.

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2016-09-23 18:12 | UN Member States highlighted national actions to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement on climate change, as the 71st session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) entered the third day of its general debate at UN Headquarters in New York, US, on 22 September 2016. The debate is focusing on the theme 'The SDGs: a universal push to transform our world.'

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2016-09-23 14:36 | The effects of an intense storm every twenty-five years could make the marine alga populations of Cystoseira zosteroides disappear – an endemic species of the Mediterranean with great ecological value for the biodiversity of marine benthos – according to a new article.

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2016-09-23 12:56 | Sept 23,2016--Following recent investment at the mill in Finland, and as a result of extensive product development, Pankaboard is delighted to introduce a new Folding Boxboard to the product portfolio.

PANKALUX, is a new GC1 Folding Boxboard that has been engineered with the demands of the luxury packaging market in mind, and the luxury beverage sector in particular. The result of the development can be seen as outstanding printing quality, an improved surface for lamination,...

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2016-09-23 12:54 | Sept 23,2016--In August 2016, Konecranes signed a frame agreement with Finnish industrial service company Efora Oy. According to the agreement Konecranes will deliver Agilon material management systems to Efora’s largest units in Finland. This year, seven Agilons will be installed in Stora Enso’s pulp and paper mills maintained by Efora. The Agilon system will be used for storing and handling critical spare parts and managing the automated supply chain.

For the last 1.5 years...

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2016-09-23 11:01 |

The Government of Myanmar is enthusiastic about the role of agroforestry in the future of the newly-democratic nation   Myanmar (formerly Burma) is a newly democratic country. Centuries before, this country was rich in culture, natural resources and...

The post...

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2016-09-23 07:06 | Johannesburg, South Africa, 23rd September 2016—The role of Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) in the international trafficking of protected wildlife will be under scrutiny today in the lead up to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) meeting that gets fully underway this Saturday.

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2016-09-23 07:00 |

FORT MILL, S.C.--Sep. 23, 2016 -- Domtar Corporation (NYSE/TSX: UFS) announced today a plan to optimize fluff pulp manufacturing at its Plymouth mill. The streamlining measures will strengthen the mill's position in the global fluff pulp markets.

The restructuring, which is expected to be completed by mid-2017, includes the permanent closure of the small pulp dryer and idling of related assets, in addition to a workforce reduction of approximately 100 positions. The...

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2016-09-23 06:38 |

By Miguel Lovera*

Last week, the Colombia National Workshop on CCRI took place in two municipalities: Purísima and Lorica in the Department of Cordoba. It was attended by some 50 representatives of most regions of the country, by all age groups (babies, children, adolescents, adults and elderly) and by a large percentage of women, who had a quite predominant role in the discussions, given their commitment to community integrity.

For many of us who may be reading this text,...

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2016-09-23 05:04 |

By Steve Leonard, originally published on CIFOR’s Forest News At the time of writing, according to the UNFCCC website tracking ratifications of the Paris Climate Agreement (PA), we currently have 60 Parties and 47.76 percent of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions accounted for. According to Article 21 of the PA, the agreement will ‘enter into force’ upon […]

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2016-09-23 05:04 |

By Steve Leonard, originally published on CIFOR’s Forest News At the time of writing, according to the UNFCCC website tracking ratifications of the Paris Climate Agreement (PA), we currently have 60 Parties and 47.76 percent of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions accounted for. According to Article 21 of the PA, the agreement will ‘enter into force’ upon […]

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2016-09-23 04:43 |

Find out how Aboriginal Peoples and the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) are creating places for dialog to help keep our forests for all forever.

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2016-09-23 04:35 |

In roughly two decades, the Black Hills mountain pine beetle infestation has decimated approximately 215,000 acres of pine trees in the Black Hills, leaving drastically changed woodlands in its wake.

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2016-09-23 04:04 |

No! I am not talking about your kitchen or bathroom sink, I am talking about your carbon sink.

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