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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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2018-09-17 10:26 | International infrastructure and timber marketing group Mitsui expects to build and operate the woodchip handling facilities at the proposed KI Seaport, under an agreement signed with Kangaroo Island Plantation Timbers (KIPT). Source: Timberbiz KIPT has signed an exclusivity agreement with Mitsui, under which Mitsui will develop, maintain and operate a complete woodchip handling facility, subject to certain conditions, including development approval and the execution of final transaction...

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2018-09-17 10:26 | As the Government considers various foreign investor applications in the forest and wood processing sectors what should it be looking for? More than anything it should be looking for the opportunity to bring improved management into the industry and joint ventures with local parties according to ForestX New Zealand. Source: Timberbiz ForestX says that it is no secret that the forestry industry has not performed as well as it could have and that New Zealand has not benefited as well as it should...

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2018-09-17 10:25 | On Thursday 13 September Forest & Wood Products Australia in conjunction with ARC and Future TimberHub held a one day event focusing on Next Generation Timber Products and Systems in Melbourne which attracted overseas and Australian presenters. Source: Timberbiz The seminar and workshop topics all revolved around Australia’s R&D capacity to consider future market opportunities, assess risks and threats, and address possible solutions. Australian research groups were well represented...

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2018-09-17 10:22 | Robots are likely to have a bigger role in timber processing as they take over work that is dirty, dangerous or difficult. By Philip Hopkins for Timberbiz That was a key message of Troy Krogh, regional director of Scott Automation & Robotics, to the WoodTech conference in Melbourne last week. The conference is held annually by the Forest Industry Engineering Association and features many exhibitors. Mr Krogh said ‘Will robots take my job?’ was a common question by adults as they contemplate...

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2018-09-14 19:13 | German police began tearing down the first of about 60 treehouses to evict protesters from a site that has come to symbolize the country’s split over coal.

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2018-09-14 15:22 |

The Polish Forest Research Institute invite all laboratories that perform deposition and soil solution analyses in ICP-Forests programme to participate in the 9th Working Ring Test in order to assess the quality of the deposition and soil solution data collected in the ICP Programme on the Intensive Monitoring of Forest Ecosystems (EC-UN/ECE ICP Forests).…

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2018-09-14 14:30 | “Third-party forest certification systems are critical actors to ensure Myanmar timber products are accepted by international markets”, said Mr Khin Mg Yi, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation (MONREC), at the launch of Myanmar’s third party...

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2018-09-14 13:30 |

In the driest parts of Ghana, poverty, desertification and the effects of climate change are widespread. There is clear evidence that temperatures are rising, the patterns and levels of rainfall are becoming increasingly erratic and natural disasters such as drought and floods are becoming ever more frequent and severe. The majority of people depend on

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2018-09-14 12:23 |

Small holder farmers from 6,000 Malian households have restored 320 hectares of land through a combination of on-farm natural tree regeneration, water harvesting, moisture retention technologies, improved soil filtration, and enhanced soil humus. This is just one of...

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2018-09-14 09:13 |

Deloitte has been engaged by the Confederation of European Paper Industries (“CEPI”) to issue a limited assurance statement on the data quality rating method CEPI applies on a selection of core indicators published in the “2017 CEPI annual statistics report”, “2016 Environment statistics report” and the “Key Statistics Report”, being a summarizing public report in which the most relevant indicators are published. The core indicators covered...

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2018-09-13 21:58 | Congratulations to Kasmira Cockerill for winning best student presentation at the North American Congress for Conservation Biology based on her research paper co-authored with Dr. Shannon Hagerman, Supervisor.

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2018-09-13 20:30 | Vancouver, BC – The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) welcomes today’s announcement regarding the establishment of Scott Islands marine National Wildlife Area (mNWA). This announcement comes after nearly 17 years of consultation with federal, provincial, and First Nations governments, as well as various stakeholder groups, including CPAWS. As Canada’s first marine National Wildlife Area, its aim is to protect and conserve the millions of seabirds and other marine life that breed,...

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2018-09-13 20:06 | Guterres underscored that if we do not change course by 2020, we risk missing the point where “runaway climate change” can be avoided. He called for shifting from dependence on fossil fuels towards cleaner energy and away from deforestation to more efficient use of resources. Guterres urged leaders to use every opportunity between now and the Katowice Climate Change Conference, to resolve remaining sticking points. Luis Alfonso de Alba, Mexico, will serve as the UN Secretary-General's Special...

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2018-09-13 19:50 | The baseline study, described as “the most comprehensive assessment to date of carbon storage in documented community lands worldwide,” points out that one third of the forest carbon documented in the study is located in areas where indigenous peoples and local communities lack formal recognition of their tenure rights, “putting them, their lands, and the carbon stored therein at risk”. Indigenous peoples and local communities manage at least 17 percent, or 293,061 metric tons, of carbon stored...

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2018-09-13 19:36 | The report finds that significant technological and market progress over the last decade has been driving the shift to a new climate economy, with real benefits in terms of new jobs, economic savings, competitiveness and market opportunities, as well as improved well-being for people globally. The publication highlights opportunities in five economic systems: 1) energy, 2) cities, 3) food and land use, 4) water and 5) industry. The report explains that the next two-three years represent a...

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2018-09-13 18:55 | We proudly present two more finalists for the World Architecture Festival’s Best Use of Certified Timber Prize: a mobile university building that is too well loved to be relocated and a chapel that brings the beauty of traditional Belarusian churches to London. Macquarie University Incubator –...

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2018-09-13 11:26 | To feed a growing population, combat climate change, and preserve biodiversity, there is a need to develop sustainable agriculture systems. Agroforestry is a pathway towards this. But why is it not used more? Why is it not more visible in strategies and budgets? Agroforestry Network partners and Fores invite you to discuss this at the official report launch on October 1.

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2018-09-13 02:24 | Climate conditions forecast for 2050 and 2070 will be potentially lethal to species less adapted to climate variation, according to Brazilian researchers.

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2018-09-12 23:18 | The Timber Research and Development Association (TRADA), a leading timber authority in the UK, is passionate about driving forward the understanding and use of timber and timber products in the design and construction of quality buildings. Source: Timberbiz To start students on their lifelong journey, TRADA has produced a comprehensive suite of Learning Resources, runs annual multi-disciplinary competitions and has a University Engagement Manager, Tabitha Binding, as the first point of contact...

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2018-09-12 23:17 | Metsä Group has started cooperation with the Finnish 4H Organisation to strengthen young people’s relationship with forests and widen their understanding of forestry and the possibilities it offers. Source: Timberbiz “Metsä Group is an important player in Finnish society. We employ a wide variety of jobs around the country and export products manufactured in Finland to international markets,” Juha Laine, SVP, Communications, Metsä Group said “Finnish forestry operates on a sustainable basis and...

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