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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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2018-07-16 11:25 |

With the support of the European Union, the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) is working to preserve the natural...

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2018-07-16 11:13 |

Each year in July CEPI publishes the latest preliminary market and production data for the previous year. The latest data whether it is production, added-value or exports all indicate positive trends.

  • Investment: more than 5bn, a 7.5% increase from 2016
  • Exports: up 5.4%
  • Paper & Board consumption: up 0.5%
  • Paper & Board production: up 1.5%
  • Employment: up 0.1%

The full key statistics report can be downloaded...

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2018-07-16 11:13 |

CEPI, the European association representing the pulp and paper industry, today released its annual market and industry review for 2017 which confirms, despite a challenging global environment, the strong performance of industry in Europe.
“The 2017 figures demonstrate that the European pulp and paper industry is achieving a phenomenal turn around. Whether it is production, added value or exports, all key indicators are positive. The current level of investment, not seen since 2005, is...

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2018-07-13 15:35 | Researchers have calculated the capacity of North American forests to sequester carbon in a detailed analysis that for the first time integrates natural processes and climate changes that are likely to alter growth over the next 60 years.

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2018-07-13 14:47 | Rex Lumber, headquartered in Graceville, Florida is set to break ground on its greenfield sawmill in Troy, Alabama.

Rex currently operates three sawmills, two in the Florida Panhandle and one in Mississippi, producing a total of 575 million board feet annually. This will be Rex Lumber’s third sawmill expansion in the last seventeen years.

Annual production for the new mill will be a minimum of 240 mmbf. Rex Lumber anticipates the total capital cost to be approximately $110 million,...

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2018-07-12 20:16 | Researchers used ecological forecasting to predict how changes in temperature, water, and concentrations of carbon in the atmosphere in the Southeastern United States may affect the future growth rates of trees.

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2018-07-12 19:13 |

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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2018-07-12 19:12 |

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — July 11, 2018 — Esri, the global leader in spatial analytics, presented Texas A&M Forest Service with Esri's Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award on July 11 at the annual Esri User Conference. Selected from over 300,000 eligible candidates, Texas A&M Forest Service recei

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2018-07-12 18:58 | The event titled, ‘Forests and Water on a Changing Planet: Scientific Insights for Building Sustainable and Resilient Societies,’ launched the Global Forest Expert Panel assessment report, ‘Forest and Water on a Changing Planet: Vulnerability, Adaptation and Governance Opportunities,’ which addresses, among other things, the climate-forest-water-people nexus. Speakers highlighted links between SDG 6 and SDG 15, including through SDG 6 target 6.6 (protect and restore water-related ecosystems).

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2018-07-12 18:56 | At the HLPF side event themed, ‘UN Partnership on Sustainable Fashion and the SDGs,’ co-hosting organizations described their efforts to put the fashion industry on a path to sustainable development. Participants from the ILO, ITC, UNDESA, UNECE, UNEP, UNCTAD, UNFCCC, UNGC, UNOP and World Bank Group outlined initiatives to date and the value-add of joining forces.

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2018-07-12 18:55 | An event held on the sidelines of the HLPF explored success stories and lessons learned in implementing forest-based solutions to accelerate achievement of the SDGs. The event highlighted key messages contained in the Chair’s Summary from a Ministerial Roundtable at UNFF13, which explored forest-based solutions for accelerating achievement of the interlinked SDGs under review by HLPF 2018.

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2018-07-12 17:36 | ‘Forest bathing,’ or immersing yourself in nature, is being embraced by doctors and others as a way to combat stress and improve health.

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2018-07-12 13:14 |

                      The guidelines are expected to successfully overcome institutional hurdles and will eventually lead to the wider adoption of agroforestry in Southeast Asia. Institutional hurdles perpetuate a string...

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2018-07-12 12:19 | Adaptation Futures 2018, the fifth in the Adaptation Futures international conference series on global adaptation. LTS Director Irene Karani travelled to Cape Town last week to attend this conference, here’s what she found… The conference aimed to facilitate dialogues for solutions between … Continue reading →

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2018-07-12 11:15 | Stakeholders from around the world have had their say, giving vital feedback on our revised sustainable forest management benchmark. We received close to 600 comments during the 60-day global public consultation. The Working Group responsible for revising this document will now consider all the...

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2018-07-12 06:16 |

The engineer and pioneer of circular economy innovations was a key speaker at the Global Bamboo and Rattan Congress 2018. INBAR spoke to Gunter Pauli about bamboo innovations and how to inspire change. You mentioned that bamboo could replace plastic. How will that work? We don’t have to understand how it works. When you have […]

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2018-07-12 01:59 | If fully implemented, Brazil’s Forest Code, an environmental law designed to protect the country’s native vegetation and regulate land use, will not prevent growth in Brazilian agriculture, according to new IIASA-led research. Source: Eureka Alert The team, which included researchers from several international institutions, was led by IIASA researcher Aline Soterroni and Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research (INPE) researcher Fernando Ramos. It set out to understand...

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2018-07-12 01:50 | Forestry posted the highest trade surplus, at US$3.23 billion, amongst agricultural sectors in the first half of 2018, according to the Vietnam Administration of Forestry (VNForest). Source: Vietnam Plus VNForest also reported that more than US$4.33 billion worth of forestry products were shipped abroad between January and June, up 12.7% year-on-year.  Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Ha Cong Tuan said the forestry sector has sustained the growth achievements set in previous...

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2018-07-12 01:49 | The new Nokian Tractor King by Nokian Tyres, was launched at Euroforest 2018 which was on from 21–23 June. This is a new tractor tyre for the heaviest of machinery and the most difficult terrain in forestry, earthmoving and road construction. Source: Timberbiz The design from all-new tread pattern to fortified carcass is nothing short of revolutionary in a tractor tyre. The demands set for an ultimate tractor tyre have grown difficult to meet since machine weights, horsepower and road speeds...

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