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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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2018-02-21 20:09 | Tropical trees in the Amazon Rainforest may be more drought resistant than previously thought, according to a new study. That's good news, since the Amazon stores about 20 percent of all carbon in the Earth's biomass, which helps reduce global warming by lowering the planet's greenhouse gas levels.

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2018-02-21 19:16 |

“From a regional perspective, the differences in projected future changes are minor when you look at how much each projection says climate will change for the business-as-usual scenario,” said Yueyang Jiang, lead author and a postdoctoral scientist at OSU. “The climate projections were created...(more)

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2018-02-21 15:15 |

Gilbert is a market leader in the design and manufacturing of construction & forestry attachments, sawmilling equipment and snowgroomers. Totally oriented towards innovation, quality and customer satisfaction, we furnish highly profitable methods and technological equipment, surpassing the latest industry standards.

The post Gilbert Corporate Video (French) |...

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2018-02-21 14:46 |

The 480B mulcher is built for the toughest terrain, soft soil conditions and the most demanding duty cycles. It is the ideal carrier for large scale clearing and right-of-way projects.
The key benefits are:

  • Powerful and efficient Tigercat FPT C13 Tier 4f engine
  • Efficient, high capacity cooling system with variable pitch fan and automatic reversing cycle
  • Large, dedicated attachment pump
  • Highly refined closed loop track drive system
  • ...

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2018-02-21 14:16 |

Imports of logs, lumber and woodchips have been growing at such a rapid rate, and to such lofty heights, that it’s been close to unbelievable at times.

Between 2012 and 2017 (estimated), Chinese imports of logs (softwood and hardwood) have increased by 42 percent, hardwood chip imports have jumped 59 percent and lumber imports (again both hardwood and softwood) have soared 81 percent.

Over the past 15-20 years, the excessive and often very wasteful surge in construction...

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2018-02-21 14:01 |

Brendan Slui has been appointed Managing Director of Rayonier Matariki Forests following the resignation of Paul Nicholls who is stepping aside after 25 years service.

Brendan has held a series of roles during his 18-year tenure with Rayonier Matariki Forests, joining as a Senior Forester and progressing to Resources Manager, Regional Manager and most recently, Director of Operations. Brendan also spent six months in the USA working...

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2018-02-21 12:41 |

New innovations start with the large diameter infeed roll that is sensitive enough to permit grass clippings, brush, limbs, pallets, slabs, logs and stumps to be fed at variable speeds for continuous rather than batch feeding.

The H-3060 Horizontal Grinder Includes:

  • Caterpillar C-15, 565 HP [373kw] Diesel Engine
  • 30″ Diameter “Double-Cut” Hammermill
  • 60″ Wide Variable Speed Steel Infeed Belt
  • Dual Shear...

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2018-02-21 11:35 |

JANUARY–DECEMBER 2017 (1–12/2016)

  • Sales were EUR 5,040 million (4,658)
  • Operating result was EUR 581 million (442). Comparable operating result was EUR 566 million (439)
  • Result before tax was EUR 506 million (361). Comparable result before tax was EUR 491 million (357).
  • Comparable return on capital employed was 12.3 per cent (10.2). Comparable return on capital employed excluding investments related to the bioproduct mill was 15.3 per...

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2018-02-21 10:00 |

Brexit-bound UK won big concessions for power stations that burn wood, while new research claims the technology will undermine carbon cuts for half a century

The post Documents reveal UK push to water down EU biomass regulations appeared first on Climate Home News.

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2018-02-21 08:45 | A chance to get involved! We are looking for a committed student with an interest in sustainability, who wants an internship with Focali during September 2018 to January 2019.

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2018-02-21 03:22 |

It’s not the way we fight wildfires in the West that’s the problem.

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2018-02-21 02:59 |

The U.S. agency charged with balancing development and protections for public land has faced upheaval under the Trump administration.

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2018-02-21 00:00 |

Recognizing the capacities of local rural communities and heeding their specific needs must be the starting point for the sustainable management of natural resources, including forestry, a panel session heard on Tuesday, during a major international conference on halting deforestation and increasing forest cover.


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2018-02-21 00:00 |

With their uniquely placed frontline role in sustainable natural resource management, forest and farm small-scale producers and organizations should be enlisted as key allies in reducing deforestation and increasing forest cover, a panel session heard on Wednesday during a major international conference at FAO headquarters in Rome.


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2018-02-20 22:11 |

Debate has erupted over a development plan for Panama’s Coiba National Park — a World Heritage Site.  Critics are worried it could unleash harmful development and be a bellwether for plans to degrade and damage other protected areas around the world.

Coiba is an island chain and vast marine area in Panama’s Pacific coast.  It contains massive reefs and...

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2018-02-20 21:05 |

In 2017, Nepal held its first local elections in 20 years, a test of the country’s fledgling democracy after a slow recovery from civil war. Nearly 2,000 of those elected to local office were members of the Federation of Community Forestry Users Nepal (FECOFUN), a coalition representing 8.5 million Indigenous Peoples and local communities, almost a third of Nepal’s population. This is a game-changer for both the local people who protect Nepal’s forests and for Nepal’s democracy itself. These...

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2018-02-20 20:35 | Recent changes to vegetation cover are causing Earth's surface to heat up. Activities like cutting down evergreen forests for agricultural expansion in the tropics create energy imbalances that lead to higher local surface temperatures and contribute to global warming.

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2018-02-20 16:58 | Many drivers of deforestation lie outside the forest sector and are rooted in wider social and economic issues. With collective action now, we can address the global challenge of deforestation, achieve our targets, and ensure that the world today, and in the future, continues to enjoy all of the goods and services that forests provide.

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2018-02-20 15:21 | The dispute over the Bialowieza Forest, home to old-growth trees and rare animals, is one of many between Poland’s governing party and the European Union.

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2018-02-20 15:21 | The dispute over the Bialowieza Forest, home to old-growth trees and rare animals, is one of many between Poland’s governing party and the European Union.

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