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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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2018-07-03 14:42 |

Scandinavian country leads funding to save the world's tropical forests, but cannot do it alone, say past and present environment ministers

The post ‘Norway cannot stop deforestation alone’, says environment minister appeared first on Climate Home News.

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2018-07-03 11:04 |

Mühlböck Eberschwang commissioned three System 606 steam-and drykilns to Hvalsoe Sawmill Ltd. in Denmark.

In the system 606, no pre-heated air is lost to the outside, the total amount of airflow passes through the stacks of wood. There are no active exhaust fans, this can save up to 20% thermal energy and up to 15% electrical energy compared to conventional drykilns.

Due to the uniform fresh air supply, distributed over the...

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2018-07-03 09:53 | The Congress Scientific Committee invites submission of session proposals for the 2019 IUFRO World Congress.

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2018-07-03 01:21 | The UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) has published its latest quarterly briefing note on the implementation of the European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR). Source: FLEFT The briefing note covers April to May 2018. It summarises recent EUTR enforcement actions and related activities in Belgium, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and Portugal. It includes summaries of recently published reports and other news related to illegal logging and associated trade in...

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2018-07-03 01:20 | The world’s forests are a leading indicator of the planet’s health. They absorb some of the carbon that we emit and protect us from the growing damage of climate change. And they create microclimates around them—cooling their nearby regions and making the local climate more stable. Source: The Daily Beast Scientists who want to understand how healthy the world at large is look to regional forests and, increasingly, they’re looking at the health of these ecosystems globally. One of the ways they...

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2018-07-03 01:19 | The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) has welcomed progress towards a national ban on single-use plastic products, including plastic bags. However, a national approach by the State and Federal Governments to encourage sustainable wood fibre replacement products is needed. Source: Timberbiz “It’s great to see recommendations from a Senate committee this week about a banning of single-use plastics in Australia by 2023. Likewise, the Victorian Government’s decision to extend its...

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2018-07-03 01:19 | The Norwegian government has announced a pledge of 145m kroner (£12m) to help fight forest crime such as illegal tree clearances. The money will be shared by Interpol, the UN Office on Drugs and Crime and the Rhipto‑Norwegian Centre for Global Analyses, which collects data on illegal logging. Source: The Guardian The funds will‑allow Interpol to expand its dedicated taskforce from six to 15 detectives. The size of the fund may be small in comparison with the $50 to $150bn-a-year scale of‑forest...

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2018-07-03 01:17 | The Australian Woodworking Industry Suppliers Association (AWISA) Exhibition is Australia’s largest exhibition of woodworking technology and design. The annual event is taking place this week at ICC Sydney Exhibition Centre and Laminex is there showcasing new and existing products and design stories. Source: Timberbiz Situated at the main entrance of the Exhibition Centre, the Laminex stand will host daily giveaways and guest speakers covering local and global trends. Coffee and refreshments...

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2018-07-03 01:17 | This year will go down in history as it marks the introduction of the inaugural Green Triangle Timber Industry Awards across Victoria & South Australia. Source: Timberbiz The awards are about celebrating and rewarding individuals and companies involved in the timber industry for the dedication, hard work and best practices in their roles and businesses. Nominations are open for the awards. The event encompasses all sectors of the industry from nursery to silviculture, harvesting, haulage,...

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2018-07-03 01:16 | Nine weekly events involving experts in the field of architecture, urban design and urban planning will feature a diverse range of topics from Kiwibuild and prefabrication through to co-operative housing, as well as reigniting the debate about the best ways to do medium-density housing. Source: Timberbiz The series includes Housing New Zealand’s Manager of Urban Design, Sue Evans discussing ways of fostering better social outcomes, their new apartment projects and the use of Cross Laminated...

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2018-07-03 01:09 |   Timber processors in South Australia are unable to employ more workers due to low levels of supply of raw material from SA’s own forests, a problem caused by absurd export practices, says a small but powerful forestry industry group in Mt Gambier. Source: Timberbiz Chief Executive of SATPA (SA Timber Processors Association) David Quill, speaking from Mount Gambier, said his members were totally supportive of recent calls by Federal and State MPs for better management of export contracts to...

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2018-07-03 01:05 | Watch commercial television over the last few years and you would think Australia has become gripped by a home renovation mania. While this is true over the short-term, the longer-term picture shows expenditure on Alterations & Additions has performed quite poorly over the last 15 years. By Tim Woods for Timberbiz First up, the short to medium-term news is that recent growth in expenditure on alterations and additions to existing dwellings peaked in the second quarter of 2017. It reached an...

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2018-07-03 01:03 | American group The Conservation Fund, which combines protecting forests and creating jobs in partnership with business, offers a model that Australia could follow. By Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz That was the key message of the Vice-President of The Conservation Fund, Robin Murphy, in a speech last month in Canberra. He was addressing the Federal Parliament’s Parliamentary Friends of Forest and Forest Products dinner. Mr Murphy said the Fund was created in the 1980s by Patrick Noonan, who...

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2018-07-02 19:20 | This event is being organized to highlight the significance of forests for the achievement of the SDGs, and discuss avenues to accelerate progress towards the achievement of SDG 15, and is based on the initiative of the UNFF13 Bureau. The event will take place the day before the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) opens.

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2018-07-02 19:00 | Widespread logging and hunting have endangered virtually all of Madagascar's 100-plus species of iconic lemurs, and a new study by ecologists illustrates how saving the animals may also be key to saving the island's largest trees.

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2018-07-02 18:04 | In a new global framework, scientists have developed a more accurate assessment of how mangroves store carbon in their soil. The researchers found that previous studies have underestimated the blue carbon levels in mangroves by up to 50 percent in some regions and overestimated levels by up to 86 percent in others. This study will help countries develop and evaluate their carbon footprint and blue carbon inventory that potentially can be used in the global marketplace.

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2018-07-02 17:20 | “Vive y sé parte del bosque junto a PEFC” (Live and be part of the forest with PEFC), was the theme of CertforChile’s photo contest and the winning images really lived up to the call! "The pictures reflect so much beauty, commitment and love for nature," said Constanza...

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2018-07-02 15:41 | Scientists report results of a large-scale study examining giant panda habitat use trends and changing threats to their survival. This benchmark study is based on nearly 70,000 person-hours of survey work by China's State Forestry Administration throughout the panda's range in Sichuan, covering three-quarters of the entire species range.

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2018-07-02 11:35 | Focali co-arrange this session at World Water Week with partners in the SIWI hosted cluster group on landscapes and water. The event will highlight landscape restoration experiences from the South with a focus on integration of water and climate change considerations.

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2018-06-30 00:20 | A recent study suggests that a warming climate in the Pacific Northwest would lessen the capacity of many forest microclimates to moderate climate extremes in the future.

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