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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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2018-01-16 11:52 |

Wood is increasingly being used to replace coal as a source of electricity generation in many regions such as the European Union, where policymakers have declared it “carbon neutral.” However, new research from researchers at MIT, Climate Interactive, and UMass Lowell reveals that displacing coal with wood for power generation can make climate change worse for many decades or more.

In the new study, Does replacing coal with wood lower CO2 emissions? Dynamic lifecycle analysis of wood...

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2018-01-16 11:11 |

Always striving to increase its business volume while maintaining personalized customer support, Carbotech has announced the opening of a new office on Québec City’s north shore (Saint-Nicholas sector).

A division of the Plessiville head office’s engineering department, the new offices will mainly accommodate new draftspeople, mechanical engineering technicians, engineers, project managers and the members of our after-sales service, CARBOCARE.

Taking advantage of its momentum...

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2018-01-16 08:41 |

The World Bamboo Organization will be hosting its 11th Congress on August 14-18 2018. Hosted in Xalapa, Mexico, the World Bamboo Congress (WBC) offers an opportunity “to demonstrate the vast potential of bamboo in the Americas, and particularly Mexico, as well as showcase what’s happening around the world in bamboo development.” The Congress is hosted […]

The post Call for papers: World Bamboo...

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2018-01-15 16:00 | ITTO is partnering with the Forestry Agency of Japan, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and others to host an international conference in Tokyo with the aim of scaling up efforts to halt deforestation by encouraging deforestation-free supply chains. The International Symposium on the Promotion of Deforestation-free Global Supply Chains for Contributing to Halt Deforestation will take place on 23?24 January 2018. Among other things, it will report on the status...

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2018-01-15 14:39 | SNS secretary Jonas Rönnberg has participated in a seminar about the Swedish forest industry’s agenda for future forest research. Last week the Swedish forest industry held a seminar and launched its new research agenda: Forskningsagenda 4.0. The research agenda is a summary of the forest industry’s research and development needs…

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2018-01-15 13:02 | Do you know where the palm oil in your breakfast peanut butter sandwich comes from? Can you tell if it comes from a former pristine rainforest? What if I tell you that it soon may be possible to find out with a mouse click? But first, let’s talk about why we need to know it at all.

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2018-01-15 00:00 |

(Or the costs and benefits of challenging the patriarchy)

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2018-01-14 03:33 |

The outbreak of spruce beetle infestation in north-central B.C. rose to record-breaking levels in 2017, and the latest government data shows no sign of the spread slowing.

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2018-01-13 04:34 |

The Galloway Forest Park, which covers more than 350 square miles, is the subject of a new six-episode observational documentary.

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2018-01-13 04:30 |

Folks east of Hamilton may have noticed the sight and sound of a helicopter whirring through the skies the past couple days.

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2018-01-12 11:00 |

. Working undercover isn’t just a matter of coping with the various stresses of the job – sometimes the strain is balanced with ‘Eureka’ moments, those times when a vital…

The post Investigator Week: That special ‘Eureka’ moment when it all falls into place appeared first on EIA International.

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2018-01-12 05:49 |

When Butch Jacobs steps into the woods in search of basket making materials, he does not have a specific type of forest or black ash tree in mind, but he knows it when he sees it.

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2018-01-12 05:46 |

Across Southwest Colorado, juniper trees may look like they’re dying, but local foresters say the situation is a lot more complicated – and puzzling – than meets the eye.

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2018-01-12 03:18 |

Using innovative bamboo winding technology to produce low-carbon, long-lasting and cheaper piping. Read the full story here

The post Good Business – Innovative Bamboo Pipes appeared first on INBAR.

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2018-01-11 20:53 |

Published January 10th, 2018 by TimberWest – Source One of Vancouver Island’s local treasures is the BC Forest Discovery Centre (BCFDC) in Duncan. Every year, the centre welcomes close to 60,000 visitors from all over the world, Canada and the province to explore the history of forestry. The BCFDC has an outside/inside exhibit on a 100-acres of land, which features a working steam train, an …

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2018-01-11 20:48 | This event is organized by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in cooperation with the World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF), a member of the CGIAR System Organization, and the Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences (JIRCAS). The workshop will provide information on how to jointly increase bioenergy availability and food security in rural Africa while ensuring positive social and environmental impacts. Presentations will include winners of IRENA's call for...

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2018-01-11 19:46 | In December 2017, the One Planet Summit and a ‘Climate Finance Day’ resulted in a high number of climate financing-related announcements. Nigeria issued a US$26.9 million sovereign green bond, becoming the fourth country in the world to do so, after Poland, France and Fiji. The GCF opened a call for concept notes and funding proposals in response to its pilot programme for REDD+ results-based payments.

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2018-01-11 19:39 | The brief describes six components "that governments can focus on to meet SDG 6 with equity and true sustainability". To ensure SDG 6 implementation, the brief also details six steps, which depend on cross-sector, inter-agency collaboration and planning.

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