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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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2018-09-25 20:04 | New research finds that 500 years of over-exploitation has halved mammal populations in South America's once majestic Atlantic Forest. A new analysis of mammal populations reveals the devastating effects of human disturbance since the area was first colonized in the 1500s. They found that apex predators and large carnivores, such as jaguars and pumas, as well as large-bodied herbivores, such as tapirs, were among the groups whose numbers had suffered the most.

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2018-09-25 18:53 | As autumn arrives in Geneva, Marco Bertolini’s appropriately named ‘Autumn in the forest’ is this month’s photo in the spotlight. A runner up in our 2017 ‘Experience Forests, Experience PEFC’ photo contest, Marco shares the story behind his photo and explains why for him autumn is the most...

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2018-09-25 17:58 | The latest season of Thomas and Friends will represent themes from: Goal 4 (quality education), Goal 5 (gender equality), Goal 11 (sustainable cities and communities); Goal 12 (responsible consumption and production); and Goal 15 (life on land). UN experts in each topic worked with the Thomas and Friends team to develop the SDG-inspired content. An accompanying website provides educational videos, parent tips and conversation starters about sustainability at the household level.

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2018-09-25 13:34 |

Building on the success of its high-speed equipment, Gilbert has added to its product line a planer for mass timber lumber. Built to the same high-quality standards which established its reputation for its planing equipment, the Mass Timber Planer was designed to meet the high expectations of the engineered wood industry for the production of glulam timber, CLT timber and all types of beams.

The equipment has a heavy-duty frame and is designed to plane mass timber up to a thickness of...

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2018-09-25 02:36 | Precision Husky Corporation has added Industrial Cutting Tools to its dealer network.  ICT will be promoting the Precision, Husky and Progrind complete line of equipment. Source: Timberbiz Industrial Cutting Tools, a division of The Langdale Company specializes in the design, manufacture and maintenance of cutting tools for primary and secondary markets, including sawmills, chip mills and pellet mills.

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2018-09-25 02:34 | On Friday 28 September 2018, FSC-certified businesses, FSC members, schools and organizations all around the world will host a series of events to support, celebrate and raise awareness of responsible forest management and the role that FSC plays in it. Source: Timberbiz People are invited to look for the FSC logo and consider the sourcing of the products they buy in a creative and entertaining way. “Every year the threat to our forests increases, in the form of environmental change and...

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2018-09-25 02:34 | European non-governmental organization (NGO) Fern says the EU’s new free trade deal with Japan threatens global efforts to tackle illegal logging, including its own action plan. Source: FLEGT Fern is a Dutch foundation created in 1995. It is an international NGO set up to keep track of the European Union’s involvement in forests and to coordinate NGO activities at the European level. Fern works to protect forests and the rights of people who depend on them. The deal, which was agreed in...

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2018-09-25 02:33 | Karri planting has finished in the Manjimup area, with little time or seedlings to spare. Assistant Operations Officer Callum Raper said that the FPC has planted just over 268 hectares of karri seedlings this season, battling poor weather to do so in time. Source: Timberbiz “Our target was to plant 238.8 hectares of karri, so we exceeded that this season despite the storms,” Mr Raper said. A tool that assisted in achieving this target was the use of new technology. “Things like Samsung tablets...

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2018-09-25 02:32 | The New Zealand forest industry is another step closer to a more sustainable flow of trained workers with the imminent start of the Eastland Wood Council driven Generation Program. Source: Timberbiz Siobhain Fyall has been appointed program manager and the first course is set to start on October 15, 2018 with another following in late April 2019. Participants will spend six weeks at a forestry base camp industry introduction program followed by ‘learn while you earn’ work out with contractors...

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2018-09-25 02:31 | WoodSolutions Young Professionals Network offers free networking events to provide opportunities for early career practitioners to develop useful contacts and enhance their knowledge of industry issues. Source: Timberbiz The network will hold regular meetings focusing on hot topics concerning timber construction. The first event was held on 20 September 2018. Laurence Ritchie, FWPA Cost and Program Estimator, Mid-rise Advisory Program, said the aim of these monthly meet-ups is to provide early...

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2018-09-25 02:30 | South Korea, one of the world’s largest importers of timber and woodbased products, has announced changes to its ‘Act on the Sustainable Use of Wood’ as it continues to enforce rigorous compliance against illegal logging. Source: Timberbiz About 84% of the country’s demand for wood is currently met by importers with New Zealand and Australia two of the country’s largest suppliers of log timber and sawn wood. The changes represent a significant shift towards establishing a distribution order for...

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2018-09-25 02:29 | The Andrews Labor Government is starting on the Gippsland Logistics Precinct, with design works for Tramway Road awarded to Gippsland-based company Crossco Consulting. Source: Timberbiz Latrobe City Council awarded the tender for design works to repair Tramway Road and bring it up to a standard that will cope with its future usage by heavy vehicles. The design works are an important first step to reactivate the disused rail freight site at the former Gippsland Intermodal Freight Terminal (GIFT...

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2018-09-25 02:28 | Australia’s booming sawn softwood imports are dominated by structural grades, latest analysis shows. Working with industry stakeholders, IndustryEdge has established that in July, structural grades accounted for 91.5% of total sawn softwood imports. Source: IndustryEdge for Timberbiz Imports for the month totalled 80,374 m3 according to IndustryEdge, and the structural grades more than 73,500 m3. “By the middle of next year, we expect sawn softwood imports are going to be around one million m3...

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2018-09-25 02:23 | A total of 30 key plantation regions will be created under the Federal Government’s national forestry plan, with farmers playing a big role in planting trees. Source: Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz The $20 million, four-year plan aims to plant an additional 400,000 hectares of forests – a billion new trees – over the next decade. It was announced earlier this month by the Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Senator Richard Colbeck. Senator Colbeck said the next generation of...

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2018-09-24 23:44 | By looking at Earth's full natural history and evolution, astronomers may have found a template for vegetation fingerprints -- borrowing from epochs of changing flora -- to determine the age of habitable exoplanets.

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2018-09-24 22:58 | The priority areas outlined in Namibia’s NDC Partnership Plan include developing better framework conditions for effective climate change governance, and strengthening financing of projects that help reduce emissions. In its NDC, Namibia has committed to reduce emissions by 89% by 2030 compared to the business-as-usual scenario through climate-smart agriculture, reducing deforestation and renewable energy.

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2018-09-24 22:47 | EU and California intensify cooperation on carbon markets. New Zealand proposes emissions trading reforms. Carbon Tracker Report predicts European Market Stability Reserve to prompt coal-to-gas switch. Pilot Project in Thailand tests Blockchain application in solar energy for data verification and carbon credit automatization.

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2018-09-20 22:36 | The Suruí Forest Carbon Project in Brazil has been suspended indefinitely as a result of illegal diamond and gold mining, as well as illegal logging, inside the 248,147 hectare territory of the Suruí. The Suruí REDD project and carbon credits The Suruí REDD project started on 9 June 2009 and was validated under the Verified […]

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2018-09-20 21:24 | The Center for Global Development has released its 2018 Commitment to Development Index, which analyzes seven policy areas: aid; finance; technology; environment; trade; security; and migration. Sweden ranks the highest on the CDI, with other European countries occupying the top 12 positions in the Index. Poland, Greece and the Republic of Korea place at the bottom of the rankings.

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2018-09-20 21:23 | An article in Science by a group of authors from WRI, the Sustainability Consortium and the University of Maryland finds that 27 percent of deforestation results from permanent land use change for commodity production. The authors suggest that their results indicate that policies designed to achieve zero deforestation commitments “are not being adopted or implemented at the pace needed to meet 2020 goals” nor do they combat deforestation, as called for under SDG 15 (life on land).

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