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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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2017-02-27 15:09 |

The European paper industry has today launched the reviewed version of its 2050 Roadmap detailing the pathways and investment needed to cut its carbon emissions by 80% while creating 50% more added-value. The Roadmap projects the need for €44 billion more investment - a 40% increase on current levels - to transform industry in Europe and lead the low-carbon bioeconomy by 2050.

The Confederation of European Paper Industry (CEPI) pioneered in 2011 the first low-carbon industry Roadmap...

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2017-02-27 15:09 |

The European paper industry has today launched the reviewed version of its 2050 Roadmap detailing the pathways and investment needed to cut its carbon emissions by 80% while creating 50% more added-value. The Roadmap projects the need for €44 billion more investment - a 40% increase on current levels - to transform industry in Europe and lead the low-carbon bioeconomy by 2050.

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2017-02-27 12:41 | Johannesburg, South Africa, 27th February 2017—South Africa today announced the official number of rhinos illegally killed in the country during 2016: 1,054. While this figure represents a slight drop on last year’s 1,175, itself a fall from the 1,215 record total in 2014, rhino poaching figures remain unacceptably high.

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2017-02-27 09:40 |

Rubengera, Rwanda — Farmer Cecile Mukabutera , 32, looks approvingly at her small tree, one of ten she received from One Acre Fund. Its branches will eventually give her up to 30 poles per year.  These 2-3 meter poles are essential for the cultivation of climbing bean, a crop commonly grown in land-constrained Rwanda. “I can use some and sell […]

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2017-02-27 09:34 |

In Uganda, an Adaptive Collaborative Management project is promoting village saving schemes as a way to empower communities, build businesses and achieve self-generated income. This research forms part of the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry.

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2017-02-27 09:01 |

By Roeland Kindt, Senior Ecologist, World Agroforestry Centre In collaboration with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the World Agroforestry Centre is organizing a workshop in Uganda to train users of the new version of the Africa Tree Finder. The workshop is planned for the first week of April with IUCN finalizing the exact dates right now. Watch […]

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2017-02-27 09:00 |

WASHINGTON, DC and OTTAWA, ON — The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) announced five conservation grants today. SFI is bringing together a diverse range of people from 37 organizations to support research that directly influences future forests. This year’s grants focus on the connection between sustainable supply chains and natural resource issues we all care about — like carbon storage, wildlife habitat, species at risk and forests with...

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2017-02-27 07:48 |

Amy Duchelle, Scientist in the Forests and Livelihoods program at the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), speaks on the sidelines of the 13th Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP13), held from 4-17 December 2016 in Cancun, Mexico. Duchelle presented research results on the impacts of REDD+ interventions on forests and people at an event […]

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2017-02-27 07:28 |

In Uganda, an Adaptive Collaborative Management project is drawing links between public, private and community stakeholders to build networks and practices that bring benefits to all. This research forms part of the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry.

The post Forestry in Uganda: Connecting communities to power appeared first on...

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2017-02-27 04:21 |

Presentation by Himlal Baral, scientist at the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) at the international workshop Developing science- and evidence-based policy and practice of bioenergy in Indonesia within the context of sustainable development on 14 February 2017 in Bogor, Indonesia. Incorporating Bioenergy Production and Landscape Restoration: Lessons from Central Kalimantan from Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

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2017-02-27 02:42 |

By Pablo Pacheco, CIFOR, Coordinator of Flagship 3 Pressures on forests and lands are increasing as the world population and economies keep growing. This pressure also leads to better solutions from public and private actors to enhance sustainable supply mechanisms and integrate smallholders in supply chains. In this context, Flagship 3 Sustainable global value chains and investments for supporting forest conservation […]

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2017-02-26 03:01 |

A pan-tropical comparison of drivers of forest-resource degradation across 233 villages

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2017-02-25 06:51 | Feb 25,2017 --To further strengthen competitiveness and enable future growth in the tissue operations in Mexico, SCA has decided to invest about USD 105m (approx. SEK 950m) in one of the company’s facilities in the country. To strengthen its baby diaper product offering in Europe, SCA has also decided to invest about EUR 40m (approx. SEK 380m) in facilities in Europe.

The investment in Mexico will support SCA’s high-quality tissue offering under the Regio brand. The investment is...

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2017-02-25 06:50 | HARTSVILLE, S.C., Feb. 24, 2017 -- Cascades Sonoco, a joint venture of Sonoco Products Company (NYSE:SON) and Cascades Inc. (TSE:CAS) today announced the investment of approximately $16 million for the expansion of its existing Birmingham, Ala., facility. This investment in world-class water based coating technology will provide coated paper and paperboard substrates using its new FlexShield™, FluteSHIELD® and SurfSHIELD™ coating technology. These coatings, recently introduced to the folding...

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2017-02-25 05:08 |

With the Texas winter wildfire season upon us, officials at Texas A&M Forest Service are responding to an increase in wildfire frequency across the state. Yesterday, two Single Engine Air Tankers (SEATS) responding to a wildfire in Erath County were grounded due to the presence of a drone in the wildfire perimeter.

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2017-02-25 04:37 |

I said I would write more about reorganizing the Forest Service.  Before we take a deeper dive, let’s look at our current land management structure.  The Department of Agriculture oversees the US Forest Service.  The Forest Service manages 193 million acres of land, much of which is forests.  The Department of Interior oversees the Bureau … Continue reading "How Many Agencies Does It Take?"...

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2017-02-24 22:03 | Dr. Sally Aitken is leading a team that will use genomics to test the ability of trees from different populations to resist heat, cold, drought and disease, and identify the genes and genetic variation involved in climate adaptation.

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2017-02-24 18:46 | A decade after the “Save the Rainforest” movement captured the world’s imagination, Cargill and other food giants are pushing deeper into the wilderness.

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2017-02-24 17:36 | Ethiopia’s Multi-Sector Investment Plan for Climate Resilience pursues a multi-sectoral approach that identifies priority investments in the agriculture, forestry, water, livestock and energy sectors that enhance climate resilience. The multi-sectoral approach is being used to enhance the likelihood of achieving …...

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