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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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2017-12-12 19:22 | It is estimated that more than 2 billion hectares of the world's degraded landscapes have potential for forest and landscape restoration. The success of any landscape restoration attempt will be largely determined by the quality and timeliness of the technical input that underpins it.

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2017-12-12 19:09 | Michael Kodas’s “Megafire” and Edward Struzik’s “Firestorm” analyse the misguided history and dire results of America’s wildfire management policy.

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2017-12-12 18:35 | The UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn agreed to a total of 13 finance-related decisions, including that the Adaptation Fund shall serve the Paris Agreement subject to and consistent with decisions to be taken in 2018. The Adaptation Fund reached its US$80 million resource mobilization goal for 2017 thanks to pledges made at COP 23 by Germany, Sweden, Italy, the Walloon Region of Belgium and Ireland, totaling US$93 million. COP 23 also saw a number of other funding pledges, and numerous side...

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2017-12-12 18:18 | Montreal, Canada, 12th December 2017—The issue of sustainable wildlife management in all its dimensions—ranging from sustainability tools and engagement of local communities to food security and sustainable livelihoods—is receiving growing attention from biodiversity conventions such as the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES).

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2017-12-12 17:10 |

Gl The International Council of Forest and Paper Associations’ (ICFPA) launched its 2017 Sustainability Progress Report. It is the sixth biennial report highlighting ICFPA members’ progress on the sustainability commitments agreed upon in the 2006 CEO Leadership Statement on Sustainability.

The full report is available here

We are proud to announce our global industry’s...

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2017-12-12 15:18 | The 22nd PEFC General Assembly closed with voices from the future, as countries actively developing national forest certification systems took to the floor. As has become the tradition during our General Assembly, representatives from countries that have or are not yet PEFC members were invited...

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2017-12-12 15:05 | The forests you see today are not what you will see in the future. That's the overarching finding from a new study on the resilience of Rocky Mountain forests.

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2017-12-12 13:38 |

Press release Monday, December 11, 2017. Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Peoples Summit #FueraOMC today presented its position on the XI Ministerial Conference of the WTO with the presence of activists, peasants, academics and specialists concerned about the advance of commodification and free trade policies. Javier Echaide, from Confluencia #FueraOMC and ATTAC Argentina, spoke about the reasons that cause the making of Summit of the Peoples in Buenos Aires because of the WTO Ministerial....

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2017-12-12 13:00 |

Experts from across the globe will be assembled in Helsinki on Thursday for the 2017 Bioeconomy Investment Summit.

The event gathers together over 500 policymakers, investors, scientists, journalists and industry from 40 countries to share their views on how we can bring together the economy and the environment.

New advances in technology mean that everything that can be made out of oil can be made from renewable, biological resources. There are huge environmental and...

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2017-12-12 09:38 |

NEW YORK: The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on 7 December granted Observer Status to the International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation – the world’s only intergovernmental organisation that uses bamboo and rattan for sustainable development, representing millions of bamboo and rattan producers from 43 countries across the Global South. The decision to grant Observer status […]

The post INBAR becomes an Observer to...

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2017-12-12 06:54 |

But can ecological restoration compensate for losses in the long term?

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2017-12-12 04:25 |

A few years ago, ranchers in northern New Mexico were in a contentious dispute with environmental groups and the U.S. Forest Service over access to grazing land in the Jemez Mountains, all because of a tiny mouse.

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2017-12-12 04:12 |

The U.S. Forest Service today announced that an additional 27 million trees, mostly conifers, died throughout California since November 2016, bringing the total number of trees that have died due to drought and bark beetles to an historic 129 million on 8.9 million acres.

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2017-12-12 04:08 |

Vast variation across landscapes calls for targeted mitigation efforts

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2017-12-12 03:58 |

The Nature Conservancy and partners are experimenting with cost-saving tools to speed forest restoration work.

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2017-12-12 01:27 | A study has found that the rare Henst's goshawk of Madagascar hunts lemurs in low-lying areas that are most at risk to deforestation. Researchers could use this isotope analysis to study the habitat and prey needs of other threatened species that are difficult to track.

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2017-12-11 23:09 | Forests will be decimated as trees become less resilient to drought and higher temperatures, new data suggest.

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2017-12-11 22:55 |

By: Isis Alvarez *photo credit: Women’s Major Group: CSOs tribute to women environmental rights defenders The 3rd United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-3) whose theme focused around “pollution,” was celebrated from December 4-6th, 2017. Several activities prior to UNEA-3 happened the week before, starting with the Global Major Groups & Stakeholders Forum (GMSF) from Nov.27-28th; followed by the Science-Business-Policy Forum from Nov.29-30th; then, from Dec.1st to Dec.3rd, the...

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2017-12-11 22:49 | Dec 19 2017 - 9:00am to Dec 20 2017 - 8:00pm

The development challenges of an increasingly connected world demand ever more comprehensive answers – and forests are no exception. The risks to forests stem from multiple sources, from the development of mining and road infrastructure, to expanding agricultural production, to growing demand for wood fuels. To address these challenges in a sustainable manner, leaders and stakeholders from other sectors must be engaged to develop solutions that...

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