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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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2015-07-03 21:41 | Coast Forest Products Association would like to extend a warm congratulations to Coast Forest member, Catalyst Paper on being named to Corporate Knights‘ Best 50 Canadian Corporate Citizens list for the ninth consecutive year . Catalyst was also one of the five member companies in the Coast Forest Conservation Initiative (CFCI) who helped bring about the historic Great Bear Rainforest land use agreement, which took 15 years of cooperative effort between …

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2015-07-03 17:33 | Dresden, 3 July - Agriculture, Forestry and Food Minister Dejan Židan is visiting the German state of Saxony on Friday. He met his Saxon counterpart ...

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2015-07-03 15:33 | A company called ALTR Alternative Fund Managers is cold calling people telling them it can sell the worthless carbon credits they were scammed into buying as an investment. Of course, they’ll need to pay an advance fee. And of course ALTR Alternative Fund Managers is a scam. The company’s website … read more...

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2015-07-03 15:12 | By Stian Reklev, Carbon Pulse, 3 July 2015 The Hubei carbon exchange is threatening to cancel the licenses of trading firms making outlier bids or offers in a bid to root out market manipulation, sparking complaints of government intervention. The exchange on Thursday evening warned market participants against making bids or offers that deviate significantly from current price levels. “Effective immediately, we will restrict bids far higher than asking prices and offers far lower than bidding...

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2015-07-03 15:00 | OTTAWA, July 3, 2015 /CNW/ - The Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Northern Ontario (FedNor), will host a...

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2015-07-03 13:56 | Fire halts woodfree uncoated and specialty paper production at Fedrigoni's paper mill in Verona....

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2015-07-03 12:45 | The China Forest Certification Council (CFCC) has announced that the Chinese Government has passed and is enacting immediately its new national forest certification regulations. These important rules set out the scope, framework, and requirements for all forest certifications operating in China....

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2015-07-03 11:19 | Based on the article “Creating space for large-scale restoration in tropical agricultural landscapes” published in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment vol.13 by Focali member Toby Gardner and colleagues.

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Originally posted on CIFOR’s Forests News. By Thomas Hubert. When trying to protect carbon stocks and biodiversity, the expression “to kill two birds with one stone” seems hardly appropriate. And indeed, it seems that the REDD+ stone isn’t hitting the dual targets of storing carbon and protecting wildlife, according to recent research from Indonesia. The new […]

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2015-07-03 10:59 | We are excited to announce the launch of our long-awaited auction of special edition prints from The New Sylva. The auction is hosted on eBay and will take place over the summer months, the prints being released in weekly batches. This presents a unique opportunity to own some beautiful tree art and to invest in the work of an internationally-renowned artist who rarely sells her work as prints.

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2015-07-03 10:37 | By Ben Garside and Mike Szabo, Carbon Pulse, 1 July 2015 The European Commission has moved to close a potentially massive loophole in the MSR reform in what appears to be a draft of the EU ETS post-2020 proposal leaked on Wednesday, giving a slightly bullish EUA price outlook and tightening free allocations to industry. The undated draft text was leaked and posted on the website of environmental campaigners Change Partnership, providing more clues as to what key changes to the bloc’s carbon...

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2015-07-03 10:34 | By Thomas Hubert, CIFOR Forests News Blog, 2 July 2015 When trying to protect carbon stocks and biodiversity, the expression “to kill two birds with one stone” seems hardly appropriate. And indeed, it seems that the REDD+ stone isn’t hitting the dual targets of storing carbon and protecting wildlife, according to recent research from Indonesia. The new study indicates that it’s hard to find areas where conservation projects would be highly efficient at both combating climate change through...

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2015-07-03 10:30 | By Marino Donati, Supply Management, 29 June 2015 International efforts to achieve zero net deforestation are lagging well behind a target, according to the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). Of the 14 nations included in a new study, by WWF and think tank Climate Advisers, only Indonesia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru have set targets to succeed by 2020, the target advocated by WWF. Papua New Guinea and The Democratic Republic of the Congo have targeted zero net deforestation by 2030. WWF said...

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2015-07-03 10:26 | 3 July 2015 (Friday) – Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM) today advised visitors who plan to organise any group activity involving 10 or more participants to make prior booking or application directly or via email to the FRIM One Stop Centre (frim_enquiry@frim.gov.my). This is because many people may not be aware of this requirement under […]

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2015-07-03 10:19 | By Manuel Guariguata, CIFOR Forests News Blog, 30 June 2015 Although many more trees per unit of land can be sold, compared to timber extracted selectively from primary forests, investment decisions for establishing large scale tree plantations need careful scrutiny. By focusing on key Latin American countries where plantation forestry is already common, a recent study identified the main advantages and constraints for planted forest investment, the extent to which political and institutional...

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2015-07-03 09:54 | The first entries for the Think Forests video competition are online and ready for you to watch and vote. Videos...

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2015-07-03 09:54 | The first entries for the Think Forests video competition are online and ready for you to watch and vote. Videos...

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2015-07-03 09:53 |

Researchers from the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) will be part of some 2000 scientists and policy makers gathered at the International Scientific Conference,

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2015-07-03 09:30 | To better understand how farmers manage landscapes in their countries, natural resources researchers from Viet Nam and Lao PDR learned how to use a specially designed data-gathering method and computer software.   ‘I like this course very much....

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2015-07-03 08:21 | Moving beyond the hype to show how the climate-smart agriculture concept can translate evidence into action. Next week, some of the groups at the forefront of advancing the climate-smart agriculture (CSA) concept will attempt to clarify exactly how...

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