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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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2018-05-24 02:12 | The forestry industry has been hearing a lot lately about recent breakthroughs in Marker Assisted Selection using targeted DNA sequencing to identify specific tree traits, such as disease resistance, density, pulp yield and growth. Source: Timberbiz DTN spoke with the Gondwana Genomics Senior Scientist & Operations Manager, Dr Saro Thavamanikumar to help demystify the immediate application potential of the technology and to discuss its growing place in tree breeding. What can you do now in...

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2018-05-23 20:58 | Streams and rivers could pump carbon dioxide into the air at increasing rates if they continue to warm, potentially compounding the effects of global warming, a new worldwide analysis has shown.

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2018-05-23 13:50 | Read about the board meeting!   Arriving   Day 1   Day 2 Share List

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2018-05-23 13:49 | SNS summer board meeting was attended by researchers Raija Laiho and Karina Clemmensen. This year’s SNS summer meeting was held in Rovaniemi in northern Finland in really hot summer weather. The two visiting researchers told about their networks and research activities. Raija Laiho told about her CAR, Center of Advanced…

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2018-05-23 13:19 |

‘More than enough’ wood fibre to supply proposed $180M Kawerau plant, report says – Concerns that there may not be enough wood fibre to supply a new $180 million particleboard plant proposed for Kawerau have been quashed by an industry study which concludes “there is more than enough wood available” although it notes the increased demand may push up prices in an industry dependent on low-cost supply.

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2018-05-23 06:00 | Tokyo, Japan 23rd May 2018—many species of rare reptiles and amphibians found only in Japan’s Nansei Islands are actively traded in both domestic and international pet markets, a new study by TRAFFIC has revealed.

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2018-05-22 19:54 | This NGO Brief highlights contributions from NGOs in the past months that are providing inputs to moving forward the SDGs and Paris Agreement on climate change, calling governments to account and pressuring them to act with their highest ambition. Inputs include analysis from Oxfam International on progress towards the US$100 billion per year by 2020 climate finance goal and recommendations for finance accounting modalities and the six critical milestones needed to achieve a peaking of global...

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2018-05-22 19:28 | IMF sees need for price increase to over $70 per tonne of CO2 by 2030. EU presents its preliminary Carbon Leakage List. Mexico’s mandatory ETS pilots August 2018. Scope of the Sustainable Development Mechanism under Paris Climate Agreement remains unclear.

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2018-05-22 19:26 | After a two-and-a-half-year expedition through the world's most biodiverse protected area, the Identidad Madidi explorers have concluded their epic quest of completing a massive biological survey of Madidi National Park, uncovering more than 120 potentially new species of plants, butterflies and vertebrates in the process.

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2018-05-22 18:54 | Top experts in biodiversity evaluated progress towards the Sustainable Development Goal on life on land (SDG 15) and discussed ways to protect and restore biodiversity, in the lead up to the July 2018 session of the HLPF. Outcomes from the Expert Group Meeting will set the foundation of the SDG 15 thematic review and contribute to the HLPF ministerial declaration.

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2018-05-22 18:33 | In November 2017 -- under a biodiversity monitoring and assessment activity supported by the US Agency for International Development -- scientists and conservationists captured photographs of one of the rarest and most threatened mammal species of Southeast Asia, the large-antlered muntjac, in Quang Nam province, central Vietnam.

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2018-05-22 11:00 | Beijing, China, 22nd May 2018–a new TRAFFIC study into Red Panda Ailurus fulgens trade in China has documented persisting low-level demand for Red Pandas as pets, for pelts and for breeding purposes.

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2018-05-22 09:05 |

INBAR LIVELIHOODS – INBAR supports sustainable development – Bamboo and rattan supporting young entrepreneurs and helping diversify the economy of Liberia  Read the full article here 

The post Bamboo and rattan support entrepreneurs in Liberia appeared first on INBAR.

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2018-05-22 05:33 |

This World Biodiversity Day, INBAR is celebrating one of bamboo’s biggest fans – the panda. Throughout China and much of the world, bamboo is associated with the Giant Panda. In fact, the panda is only one of a large number of species that rely on bamboo for their survival: either as a source of food […]

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2018-05-22 00:59 | Europe loses as many trees to storms each year as Poland produces in timber. Until now, the models for predicting which trees are at risk have not been good enough. Source: Independent UK We already appear to be seeing more frequent and intense windstorms. It’s not only commuters and households that are affected. Every year across Europe, the number of trees that commercial forests lose to storms is equivalent to the annual amount of timber felled in Poland. Forest damage is a particular...

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2018-05-22 00:58 | San Francisco brand Allbirds has debuted a new pair of shoes made from from eucalyptus trees. Source: Forbes After knocking out a success with their beloved wool shoes, the brand came back with another eco-friendly option. But is it really eco-friendly and how does this shoe stack up compared with their original design? We asked Joey Zwillinger, co-founder of Allbirds, about this new addition. Is anyone else making a eucalyptus shoe? Where did you get the idea? Joey Zwillinger: Since the...

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2018-05-22 00:56 | Greenpeace has ended a five-year truce with one of the world’s largest paper companies, accusing it of cutting down tropical forests in Indonesia during the entire time the two were cooperating on conservation. Source: AP News The recent announcement abruptly ends a landmark 2013 agreement in which the environmental group suspended a global campaign against Indonesia’s Sinarmas and its Asia Pulp & Paper arm in exchange for commitments to end deforestation, land grabs and conflicts with ...

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2018-05-22 00:55 | New Zealand’s forestry sector has had a stellar two to three years, with China soaking up the country’s logs as fast as they could be sent there. However, Westpac industry economist Paul Clark explains clouds are gathering. Source: Otago Daily Times New Zealand’s forestry owners, managers and contractors are being cautioned to heed the changing times, as Chinese building activity is expected to ease in the year ahead. Westpac industry economist Paul Clark said the Chinese softening in...

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