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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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2015-05-24 03:33 |

Ecotrust Forest Management sells forestland for the first time.

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2015-05-23 22:54 |

The market saw a solid week of business leading into the US Memorial Day weekend.

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2015-05-23 22:45 |

A new four story hotel being built on Redstone Arsenal is significant in more ways than one.

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2015-05-23 22:38 |

Glulam is a versatile wooden beam consisting of multiple “wooden laminations” which are fused together with a strong, moisture-resistant adhesive.

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2015-05-23 22:31 |

Nearly a decade ago, after years of conflict, the North American softwood lumber industry came together in a collaborative effort to protect and grow the market for our products.

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2015-05-23 15:55 | By DR Benny Peiser, Canada Free Press, 22 May 2015 India has told a high-level energy meeting here that it will not be fair to expect it to move away from coal to meet energy requirements of millions of Indians, underscoring that coal will continue to remain the “mainstay” of its energy needs for the “foreseeable future.”—Press Trust of India, 22 May 2015 Just as in all other countries, including the developed world, coal will continue to remain the mainstay of our energy related needs for the...

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2015-05-23 15:54 | By Mariama Vendramini, Environmental Finance, 20 May 2015 2015 is set to be a decisive year for forests and initiatives that reduce emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+). Loss of forests and land use change is responsible for approximately 20% of total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, but has been poorly covered by mandatory carbon reduction schemes. The Kyoto Protocol only considers reforestation as valid, disregarding many other forestry activities such as improved forest...

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2015-05-23 12:25 | The Jakarta Post, 20 May 2015 International aid agency Oxfam is urging rich countries to follow German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s call on climate finance for developing nations, which she made in Berlin on Tuesday. Oxfam climate change policy advisor Jan Kowalzig said it was refreshing to see Chancellor Merkel understanding how climate finance was key to securing success at the Paris Conference of the Parties in December. “More rich countries must now follow her call to table a credible plan...

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2015-05-23 12:24 | By Kate Connolly, The Guardian, 21 May 2015 Claude Martin, the author of a report on the precarious health of tropical forests and a former head of the WWF, said the world ignored the plight of forests at its peril, calling them “vital to the future of humanity” and stressing that governments needed “a wake-up call”. “Tropical rainforests have disappeared from the political radar, having been at the centre of the environmental debate in the 80s and 90s,” Martin said at the launch in Berlin of...

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2015-05-23 12:23 | By David Hill, The Guardian, 19 May 2015 What would you say to Premier Li if you could talk to him for a minute or two, particularly if you were currently involved in fighting, or struggling in some way against, a Chinese-backed project? I put that question to various people across Latin America. Monica Lopez Baltodano, from Nicaragua, says she would raise one particular project with Li: the increasingly infamous plan to build a canal across the country which involves cutting right through Lake...

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2015-05-23 12:17 | By Kirsten Grieshaber, Associated Press, 19 May 2015 German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande confirmed their commitment to fighting global warning Tuesday, gathering with others in Berlin to prepare for this year's U.N. Climate Change Conference. Merkel and Hollande said in a joint statement that both countries "are firmly decided to take all efforts to reach an ambitious, comprehensive and binding U.N. climate agreement by the end of this year in Paris." The...

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2015-05-23 12:17 |

BillerudKorsnäs has signed an agreement with AS Graanul Invest concerning the sale of its shares in SIA Latgran.

Latgran is a leading Latvian based pellets producer with annual volumes of 497 thousand tonnes and sales of Euro 73 million in 2014. BillerudKorsnäs’ ownership in Latgran is 75%, and the remaining 25% is owned by Baltic Resources Ab. The total consideration for 100% of the Company amounts to Euro 104 million on a cash and debt free basis,...

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2015-05-23 12:15 |

Tropik Wood, one of Fiji’s largest industries, has ordered sawmill equipment from Söderhamn Eriksson.

The order includes log decks, a Cambio 800 debarking line, a reducer bandsaw with optimized log infeed, a ChipCanter as well as a secondary-breakdown saw with setting saws; electrical and control systems comprising 3D scanning and optimizing equipment; and a Catech 400 TS-7 edging line with a triple-saw edger.

Tropik Wood produces lumber from Caribean...

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2015-05-23 12:11 | By Markus Wacket, Reuters, 18 May 2015 Germany plans to force coal-fired power plant operators to reduce their CO2 emissions by 2020 by less than previously planned, according to an economy ministry document seen by Reuters on Monday, bowing to opposition from within the industry. Thousands of coal workers marched in Berlin last month to protest against plans to slap a levy on the oldest and most polluting power plants, which unions say could put 100,000 jobs at risk. The levy is aimed at...

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2015-05-23 12:10 | By Irene Quaile, Deutsche Welle, 20 May 2015 The United Nations Climate Secretariat UNFCCC - based in Bonn, Germany - is working around the clock to prepare for the key Paris meeting and ensure that governments put firm pledges on the table. The next round of preparatory talks will take place in Bonn early in June. But climate change has become an issue on the agenda of other key international meetings. This week, Germany's Chancellor Merkel hosted the Petersberg Climate Dialogue in Berlin. The...

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2015-05-23 12:08 | By Jonathan Watts, The Guardian, 22 May 2015 First it was there. Then it was gone. The long-awaited announcement of Brazil’s new climate target came and went with a sleight of hand that caused an uproar among environmentalists this week. But rather than signalling a shift in policy, as some had feared, the sudden appearance and disappearance of the country’s CO2 reduction goals appears to have more to do with diplomatic mistakes, realpolitik priorities and the greater importance of the US than...

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2015-05-23 12:06 |

 Välinge has entered into a global non-exclusive license agreement with the Chinese company Zhejiang Fudeli Timber Industry Co., Ltd. for the use of the 5G-C system on the short sides of their engineered wood flooring.

Fudeli Timber is a manufacturer of engineered wood flooring with production plants in Shaoxing. The company, established in 1994, has up until today produced engineered flooring with T&G. To meet an increased market demand and to take a natural step...

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2015-05-23 12:01 | By Tara PatelJavier Blas, Bloomberg, 21 May 2015 Europe’s largest oil companies are banding together to forge a joint strategy on climate-change policy, alarmed they’ll be ignored as the world works toward a historic deal limiting greenhouse gases. Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Total SA, BP Plc, Statoil ASA and Eni SpA are among oil companies that plan to start a new industry body, or think tank, to develop common positions on the issues, according to people with knowledge of the matter. So far the...

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2015-05-23 11:59 | By Megan Darby, RTCC, 22 May 2015 Very few fossil fuel executives today openly reject the basic science of man-made climate change. US coal giant Peabody’s recent attack on “flawed models” was an exception. Indeed, at this week’s Business and Climate Summit in Paris bosses of Statoil, Glencore and Total are joining calls for an effective global emissions-cutting deal. Saudi Arabia’s oil minister is present, talking up his country’s renewable energy plans. But their responses to warnings coal,...

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2015-05-23 11:45 | By Catriona Moss, CIFOR Forests News Blog, 18 May 2015 Keeping carbon stored in trees. That’s one major way of tackling climate change. Natural regeneration, replanting, native tree plantations, commercial plantations and agro forestry systems have all be used as part of reforestation efforts. But a new study has found we can do better by ensuring that communities and ecosystems surrounding and within the forests are also more resilient to climate change. And it’s all in the planning. The study...

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