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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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2018-07-18 20:35 | VNR presentations continued on the second day of the HLPF’s Ministerial Meeting, with 21 countries presenting their VNRs. Many countries highlighted the role of stakeholder participation in SDG implementation. Presentations also emphasized progress on the SDGs under review, and challenges related to SDG implementation, including with respect to data collection and monitoring.

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2018-07-18 20:08 | Traditional cotton-based or synthetic fibers used by the fashion industry are responsible for many environmental impacts, including water consumption, pesticide use and micro-plastics. Wood-based fibers from sustainably managed forests represent an alternative source of fiber that could reduce the environmental impact of the fashion industry. A video launched by FAO, UNECE and other partners during HLPF explores how forests could help the fashion industry in contributing to the SDGs.

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2018-07-18 18:55 | As our standards revision process continues, it is not only the content that is changing, but their appearance too! We have introduced a colour coding system to make it easier for you to distinguish between the different types of PEFC documentation. Rather than looking at the document number, or...

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2018-07-18 08:34 |

According to a new report, the growing human population and climate change are exacerbating a looming global water crisis that has already hit home in places like Australia’s Murray Darling basin — but the crisis could potentially be...

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2018-07-17 20:25 | New research demonstrates dramatic positive benefits for native trees following rat removal at Palmyra Atoll, a magnificent National Wildlife Refuge and natural research laboratory located about 1000 miles south of Hawaii. For five native tree species, including Pisonia grandis, fewer than 150 seedlings were counted in the presence of rats, and more than 7700 seedlings were counted five years after rats were removed.

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2018-07-17 20:19 | The High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development conducted in-depth reviews of SDGs 6, 7, 11, 12, 15 and 17. A plethora of papers and reports have been released around the Goals under review.

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2018-07-17 17:11 |

Europe is one of the most forest-rich regions in the world - we are surrounded by 190 million hectares of forests, which makes it 40 % of Europe's territory. European forest cover increases regularly, contributing to growth and jobs in rural area, ensuring wood and ecological services provision.

The bioeconomy covers the sustainable supply of renewable resources, services and their conversion, as well as the conversion of waste streams into food, feed, fibres, materials, chemicals...

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2018-07-17 17:00 | Some of the world’s leading forest experts say that collaboration between forest producers and the consumers of tropical timber is crucial for developing “deforestation-free” supply chains as a means to reduce deforestation and boost economic development. Speaking in a video produced by ITTO, Executive Director Gerhard Dieterle and representatives of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the Center for International Forestry Research, Global Canopy, and Forest...

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2018-07-17 16:00 | Martial arts weapons, Nunavut curios, historical documents and a sprawling protected forest full of wildlife surround C.W. Nicol.

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2018-07-17 12:07 | OTTAWA – The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) released its annual Parks Report today, What’s Next: Parks and Protected Areas to 2020 and Beyond, which recommends how governments in Canada – federal, provincial, territorial and Indigenous – can work together to achieve Canada’s international commitment to protect at least 17% of our landscape by 2020, and to plan for the longer-term work needed to reverse the catastrophic and ongoing decline in nature. Canada has the greatest...

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2018-07-17 11:00 | Wildfire has destroyed acres of rangeland. Now scientists are trying to restore it. Sagebrush, it turns out, doesn’t just fix itself.

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2018-07-17 08:02 | Geneva, 17th July 2018—Twenty years after trade in sturgeons was regulated, illegal trade in sturgeon caviar continues and threatens the survival of this endangered group of species across the world, according to a new TRAFFIC and WWF study.

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2018-07-17 02:03 | Dear IFSA Friends! We are happy to catch up with you again since our last article now is ready to be published. Here are some list of story from IFSA LC Gembloux for this month : 1. IFSA Belgium (Gembloux LC) Week-end activities on April 2018 2. Taking back to delegates’s experience in Southern European … Continue reading IFSA Tree News : July/ Last Edition

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2018-07-17 01:09 | Due to climate change humankind is facing a situation where preparation and actions are needed. These challenges also concern nature in Finland and globally. Our forests are already changing as trees and other organisms adapt to changing conditions or spread into new areas. Source: Timberbiz The genome of trees is changing in the process; large spruces originally adapted to a certain type of climate, but the seeds that fell on the snow last winter have slightly different genomes. Through such...

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2018-07-17 01:09 | Several key destinations have been plotted out in the latest ‘roadmap’ for taking the European Sustainable Tropical Timber Coalition (STTC) forward from 2018 to 2020. Source: Timberbiz These include generating more and more reliable data for the European verified sustainable tropical timber market and developing pan-industry partnerships for its mission to grow that market and incentivise the spread of sustainable tropical forest management to supply it. The goal is also to strengthen industry...

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2018-07-17 01:08 | At the UK’s Goodwood Festival of Speed – an event for historic racing cars, Swedish tech start-up Einride revealed its latest product: The T-log, an autonomous, all-electric logging truck. Source: Timberbiz More powerful than the T-pod – the all-electric, autonomous truck Einride revealed last year – the T-log incorporates some off-road capabilities and is designed to navigate forest roads. “Einride is constantly pushing the boundaries of autonomous and all-electric vehicles in our ambition to...

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2018-07-17 01:07 | The Jeay’s Street Community Centre in Bowen Hills, Brisbane provides a safe, open space for community members to access formal and informal community-based support.  Source: Timberbiz This latest project extends the Community Kitchen which is located at the adjacent community gardens and is a collaboration between Jeay’s Street community members, Red Cross and Unqualified Design Studio. With the support of Hyne Timber’s donation of timber, the extension provides a practical...

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2018-07-17 01:05 | The NZIF Foundation announced education and research awards totalling NZ$41,000. “For this year’s allocation of funds, we were excited to have more awards, receive more applications and announce a record level for distributions,” said Dr Andrew McEwen, the Foundation’s chair. Source: Timberbiz “In 2012, the first year of the Foundation’s operation, we had four awards and NZ$6500 to distribute. For 2018 we had 10 award categories. “What is especially pleasing is the applicants come from a wide...

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2018-07-17 01:04 | New Zealand forestry professionals meeting for their annual conference in Nelson received and discussed a new national forest policy. The document “Forest Policy for New Zealand” was presented to the Minister of Forests, Shane Jones, who formally opened the conference. Source: Timberbiz David Evison, President of the NZ Institute of Forestry introduced the policy to the conference and suggested to the Minister that Government and its officials use the document to help develop sound long-term...

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2018-07-17 01:03 | According to the Andrews Labor Government it is making work fairer and safer for workers who are owner drivers or forestry contractors – including drivers using digital freight and delivery platforms. Source: Timberbiz Minister for Industrial Relations Natalie Hutchins announced reforms, which will make it easier for the growing number of owner drivers and forestry contractors to get paid on time, be safe at work and support their businesses. Owner drivers are effectively small businesses that...

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