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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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2018-07-11 10:12 | On 22 June 2018, RECOFTC Viet Nam Country Program (VCP) in collaboration with VNFOREST and supported by RAFT, held a Consultation Workshop on the draft Circular on sustainable forest management guidance. This is a new Circular replacing Circular 38 on sustainable forest management which was issued in 2014. The event was attended by participants from […]

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2018-07-10 20:06 | FAO’s flagship report, 'State of the World’s Forests 2018,' documents the role of the world’s forests in achieving the SDGs. The report illustrates the linkages between sustainable forest management and progress on biodiversity conservation (SDG 15), tackling climate change (SDG 13), improving urban habitats (SDG 11), providing safe drinking water (SDG 6), supporting food security (SDG 2), reducing inequalities (SDG 10) and ending poverty (SDG 1).

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2018-07-10 20:00 | UNDP, UNEP and the Secretariat of the CBD launched the ‘UN Biodiversity Lab’ to support monitoring and informed decision making on biodiversity conservation and development challenges. The interactive mapping platform offers a free, cloud-based tool that is expected to support CBD Parties in reporting on their progress and achievements. It aligns with calls for innovative tools to monitor conservation trends and for enhanced access to big data for sustainable development.

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2018-07-10 19:19 | The Government of Georgia, with UNDP and UNFCCC, hosted a Regional Dialogue on NDCs for Eurasia. The Dialogue featured sessions linking the SDGs and NDCs and other topics that relate to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including energy, gender and finance. Country participants showcased how their governments were increasing ambition on their NDCs and challenges faced to date, including coordination across ministries to jointly implement the SDGs and NDCs.

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2018-07-10 14:14 |

In an effort to reward customers for their loyalty to JoeScan’s products, the sawmill scanning solution provider has created a contest celebrating reliability and longevity. Mills are invited to enter and see if they are currently operating the “Longest Running JoeScan.”

“We’ve always been proud of the long-lasting performance sawmills can expect from our scanners,” says JoeScan founder Joey Nelson. “But we recently realized that we don’t know exactly which one of our units has been...

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2018-07-10 13:29 |

New report says forests are key to combating looming water crisis The world is facing a growing water crisis: already, 40% of the world’s population are affected by water scarcity, and climate change threatens to increase the frequency...

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2018-07-10 11:07 | Hanoi, Viet Nam, 10th July 2018—A study released today by TRAFFIC suggests that most of Viet Nam’s online illegal wildlife trade does not take place on websites ending in .vn, as previously thought and instead monitoring efforts should focus on those ending .com, including social media websites.

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2018-07-10 04:29 |

In a letter hand-delivered today, 25 world-leading scientists from ALERT urged Indonesian President Joko Widodo to halt a hydro-power project in northern Sumatra that would imperil the rarest great ape in the world.

The 25 scientists hail from the Pacific region, North and South America, Europe, and Asia, including Indonesia and China.  Their letter can downloaded here (...

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2018-07-10 02:29 | A study has found that increased drought and wildfire risk make grasslands and rangelands a more reliable carbon sink than trees in 21st century California. As such, the study indicates they should be given opportunities in the state's cap-and-and trade market, which is designed to reduce California's greenhouse gas emissions to 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030.

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2018-07-10 01:13 | Together with its German subsidiary ZUANI, Italian woodworking tool specialist TWT conducted an elaborate market study to find out exactly what customers want from state-of-the-art wooden windows. Source: Timberbiz As part of this project, led by ZUANI’s managing director Martin Rauscher, the two companies critically analyzed all working processes that are part and parcel of application technicians’ work and questioned the underlying technology. The result of this comprehensive...

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2018-07-10 01:12 | Areas covered by forest shrank at global level from 31.6% of total land in 1990 to 30.6% in 2015, but “the pace of loss has slowed in recent years,” the Food and Agriculture Organization (FEO) has said. Source: Xinhuanet In its report “State of the World’s Forests 2018” FAO said “there is quantitative evidence to show that forests are being managed more sustainably.” That would positively affect the path towards several Sustainable Development Goals (...

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2018-07-10 01:10 | Reliable data is the key to unlocking market share in any business, and the market for verified sustainable timber is no exception. That is the stepping off point for this year’s annual European Sustainable Tropical Timber Coalition (STTC) Conference in Paris on 25 October. Source: Timberbiz The conference takes market intelligence, its collection and analysis as its core theme. The premise is that good data helps identify the best market areas and segments to target efforts to grow share and...

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2018-07-10 01:10 | The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) has paid tribute to retiring Forest Industries Association of Tasmania Chief Executive Officer, Mr Terry Edwards, after a distinguished career as a passionate and effective advocate for Tasmania’s forest industries. Source: Timberbiz AFPA Chief Executive Officer, Mr Ross Hampton, congratulated Mr Edwards on 16 years at the helm of Tasmania’s peak body for forest industries, in which he fought for the best deal for the State’s vital forest...

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2018-07-10 01:09 | New Zealand Minister of Social Development Carmel Sepuloni has announced a partnership between the Ministry of Social Development and Nelson manufacturing and construction company XLam. Source: Devdiscourse Minister of Social Development Carmel Sepuloni is pleased to announce a partnership between the Ministry of Social Development and Nelson manufacturing and construction company XLam. “The Ministry of Social Development and Xlam NZ Limited will work together to create entry-level...

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2018-07-10 01:06 | Two substantial forests on Te Manawa o Tuhoe land in the Bay of Plenty New Zealand are being marketed by Colliers International’s specialist forestry team. Source: New Zealand Herald The forests are quite close to one another, about 30km southwest of Whakatane, with a net stocked area totalling about 1442ha of mid-rotation radiata pine crop. Colliers’ forestry broker Warwick Searle says the Bay of Plenty region has proven high growth rates. “Te Manawa o Tuhoe’s forests...

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2018-07-10 01:05 | Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull attended AKD Softwood’s Caboolture sawmill with local LNP candidate for Longman Mr Trevor Ruthenberg to announce a $10 million pledge towards the $50 million expansion of the mill. Source: Timberbiz It is expected that this expansion will add 100 new jobs to the operation and double the mill’s capacity. AKD Softwoods is a privately-owned company with a history of 60 years in the forest industry, employing around 600 people nationally across six separate sites....

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2018-07-10 01:05 | As part of its end of financial year reporting duties, Kangaroo Island Plantation Timbers (KIPT) has sought a revaluation of its standing timber. Source: Timberbiz The company owns 86% of the plantation timber on Kangaroo Island – pine and bluegum – the majority of which is ready for harvest. It first valued the standing timber at June 30, 2017, as the probability of the construction of its Kangaroo Island Seaport export facility became more likely than not. It then valued its timber at $80.9...

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2018-07-10 01:04 | The Australian Forest Contractors Association (AFCA) is seeking Expressions of Interest from Forestry Contracting Businesses to participate in a national trial of Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE e.g. Dyneema) Lashings to establish whether it is a viable means of log restraint. Source: Timberbiz This follows work completed on existing load restraint configurations, concern regarding compliance and the desire to achieve compliance that is a feasible option for forestry...

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2018-07-10 01:00 | The controversy surround the harvesting of a coupe at a traditional timber town, Noojee in West Gippsland, highlights the issues facing the native forest industry. By Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz. A full hearing of the Federal Court, likely in February, will hear a claim by the Friends of Leadbeater’s Possum (FLP).  FLP maintains that VicForests’ operations in the Noojee coupe are not in accordance with the Regional Forest Agreement and have not fully complied with state-based regulation. Four...

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2018-07-09 19:00 | OTTAWA – In a landmark judgment rendered two years to the day following the announcement of an emergency order to protect the Chorus Frog in La Prairie, Federal Court Judge René Leblanc concluded that the emergency order provision of the Species at Risk Act to protect a species and its habitat on private tenure is constitutional and not a disguised expropriation. The judgment also confirms that the specific prohibitions of the emergency order, and consequently the associated offenses and...

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