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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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2018-06-20 10:21 |

The UN General Assembly declared 17th June the World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD) to promote public awareness on land degradation, desertification and drought. The theme for WDCD2018 was “Land has true value. Invest in it”. Land degradation,...

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2018-06-19 19:28 | A new study examined the global carbon cycle and suggests that scientists may have misgauged how carbon is distributed around the world, particularly between the northern and southern hemispheres. The results could change projections of how, when and where the currently massive levels of atmospheric carbon will result in environmental changes such as ocean acidification.

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2018-06-19 19:01 | Investing in sustainable land management and practices such as restoring degraded land can recover soil health and enhance soil functions and land productivity to provide critical ecological and economic benefits for human needs. We suggest investing in critical linkages that are closely linked to several problems. Smart investments in combating land degradation must address emerging ecological issues and socioeconomic demands in a local or regional context.

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2018-06-19 18:58 | Of the 47 countries presenting their Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) at the 2018 HLPF in July, 45 have made their report's main messages available. This update focuses on 10 countries for which VNR main messages were available online between 7 June and 18 June, complementing our reporting on the first 35 countries for which VNR messages were available by 7 June. The UN Secretariat has posted online an unedited version of a compilation of the 2018 VNR main messages.

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2018-06-19 18:55 | The UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) functional commissions provided a synthesis of their voluntary submissions prepared as inputs to the HLPF. The synthesis provides a detailed analysis of the SDGs to be reviewed by the HLPF in 2018. It notes that current trends are not compatible with achieving the 2030 Agenda in its given time frame.

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2018-06-19 18:54 | ICAT guidance documents address GHG impacts in the renewable energy, buildings, transport, agriculture and forestry sectors, as well as broader sustainable development and transformational impacts. The guidance aims to help users assess the impacts of policies and actions in an integrated manner, and assist decision makers in developing strategies for achieving mitigation and broader sustainable development objectives, including the SDGs. The Sustainable Development Guidance is informed by and...

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2018-06-19 18:30 | Palm oil has become part of our daily lives, but a recent study serves as a reminder that intensive farming of this crop has a major impact on the environment. Both short- and long-term solutions exist, however. The article analyzed the carbon costs and benefits of converting rainforests into oil palm plantations.

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2018-06-19 17:17 | You only have a few days left to share your insights and knowledge to help us further improve our revised Sustainable Forest Management benchmark. Give your feedback now! Deadline is 26 June 2018. This vital document is at the core of what we do. It provides the basis for the requirements that...

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2018-06-19 17:00 | When a company buys REDD carbon credits to offset its continued pollution, it relies on certification organisations such as Verra (previously called Verified Carbon Standard) and the Forest Stewardship Council to prove that the project is genuine, well managed, and really does result in reduced emissions. World Rainforest Movement recently visited the state of Mato […]

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2018-06-19 11:45 | Rottne is now launching the thinning forwarder Rottne F10D in a new narrower version – while the power package Rottne F20D has been upgraded with even greater tractive force than before.

Rottne F10D was designed from the outset as a small and versatile forwarder ideal for working in dense thinning stands. Now there’s a new version available, which is only 2400 mm wide, and allows you to manoeuvre effortlessly when thinning – and perfectly matches the stand-operating thinning harvester Rottne...

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2018-06-19 10:42 | A recent survey conducted by Skogsbruket’s Technical Collaboration Group (TSG), shows that Rottne has the lowest costs for labour and spare parts.

In 2017, TSG studied the total costs for four different repair scenarios for the machine type large final felling machines. The machine manufacturers studied were Rottne, Eco Log, John Deere, Komatsu and Ponsse. The survey showed that Rottne has the absolute lowest total cost for repairs.

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2018-06-19 03:04 | The Government of Egypt, in collaboration with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the African Union, the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment, and other partners, will convene an African Biodiversity Summit in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, immediately prior to the UN Biodiversity Conference. The theme of the Summit is 'Land and Ecosystem Degradation and Restoration: Priorities for...

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2018-06-19 02:55 |

Bringing together diverse public and private sector voices, alongside Indigenous Peoples, scientists and youth, the 2018 Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) Africa Conference will foster political and community support to implement the AFR100 Initiative to restore 100 million hectares of degraded landscapes across Africa by 2030.

This regional conference will focus on the coordination and promotion of international, national and private sector support for forest...

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2018-06-19 02:53 | The theme of the International Boreal Forest Research Association Cool Forests Conference (IBFRA18) is the critical role of boreal and mountain ecosystems for people, bioeconomy and climate. The event will launch an initiative to raise awareness, maintain and promote the multiple, critical values, provided by those ecosystems. The conference is hosted by International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), in collaboration with the International Boreal Forest Research Association, the...

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2018-06-19 00:49 | Last year we heard about the Draisine 200.0, a one-off wooden electric balance bike for adults. Well, if you wished that you could buy something like it, now is your chance. Source: New Atlas The Slovenian-made Big Buddy Bike has a tempered wooden frame, it’s adult-sized, and it’s an electric balance bike – of a sort. We say “of a sort” because whereas the Draisine 200.0’s motor actually kicked-in in response to the rider’s footsteps, the Big Buddy’s...

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2018-06-19 00:48 | The UK timber industry faces a potential “Billion Pound Brexit Bill” if Britain leaves the EU Customs Union, the Timber Trade Federation (TTF) said in a statement. Source: Timberbiz “Some 90% of timber used in construction is imported from Europe, which British timber supplies are insufficient to replace,” TTF Managing Director David Hopkins said. “Under the proposed Taxation Bill, once the UK leaves the EU and its VAT area, VAT on EU imports will have to be paid up-front. This will cause...

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2018-06-19 00:48 | Recent comments by officials and “experts” in New Zealand on planting one billion trees, the plight of hill country forestry and woody debris flows, have not touched on the total lack of decision support tools so that farmers and other local forest investors can make the right decisions according to ForestX. Sources: Timberbiz, Scoop Media NZ Without engaging a costly consultant, farmers are expected to take a risk on a 25-year land commitment in an information vacuum. Unlike the plethora of...

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2018-06-19 00:48 | The European Union (EU) and Laos have held their second round of face-to-face‑negotiations on a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT). Sources: Timberbiz, EU FLEGT The talks took place in the Lao capital Vientiane from 4-7 June 2018. The second round of negotiations with the EU underlines that enhancing forest governance throughout the entire timber supply chain and the conclusion of a VPA remain high priorities on Laos’ political agenda’...

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2018-06-19 00:47 | New research has detailed the millions of dollars and thousands of jobs generated by softwood plantations in the NSW South West Slopes and Central Tablelands. Source: Timberbiz The softwood plantation industry in the South West Slopes contributed $1.05 billion in direct sales in 2015-16, rising to $2.13 billion after including flow-on effects. It directly employed almost 2000 people, roughly two thirds in processing wood and paper, and one third in growing and harvest. In the Central Tablelands...

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2018-06-19 00:45 | Last year Hyne Timber was approved by the Queensland Government to proceed to the detailed design stage of an engineered timber Fire and Emergency Services Complex (QFES Complex) in Maryborough. Source: Timberiz While this Market Led Proposal to design and build the facility continues to progress through Stage 2, the innovative journey has already challenged conventional design processes, placing the potential timber supplier front and centre of design as opposed to closer to construction. The...

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