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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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2017-03-23 12:41 | Hanoi, Viet Nam, 23rd March 2017—Just under 60 representatives from government agencies, research centres, businesses, and NGOs gathered in Hanoi to discuss polices that facilitate the fair and equitable sharing of benefits for people who earn income from the cultivation or collection of medicinal and aromatic plant (MAP) resources.

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2017-03-23 12:38 | Make your plans for the IUFRO 2017 Congress in Freiburg, Germany! Find information on registration and exciting program details in the latest Congress Newsletter 02/2017!

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2017-03-23 08:32 | Early this month, a paper mill on Vancouver Island was forced to shut down for six days because of a ?lack? of raw material to run the mill. The mill, owned by Catalyst, stands at the waterfront in Port Alberni, a city that was once the economic envy of much of Canada. At one time, it enjoyed among the highest average per capita incomes anywhere in the country. Yet one by one, the lumber, panel, pulp and paper and value-added mills that dominated the local economy either closed or scaled...

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2017-03-23 08:00 |

More than meets the eye

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2017-03-23 01:16 |

Coast Forest Products Association is pleased to see inclusion of some forestry supportive programs and initiatives in the federal budget announced today by Finance Minister Bill Morneau.  Specifically, the provision of $40 million to Natural Resources Canada to increase the use of Canadian wood as a greener substitute for construction and to help to create new markets for our sustainable forest products is a direct …

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2017-03-22 18:57 |

Published March 15th, 2017 by TimberWest – Source Grapple yarding has been a mainstay on the BC Coast for decades.  A grapple yarder pulls felled timber off steep slopes to a collection point. The grapple yarder is similar to the game at the fair where you try to grab a stuffed toy by controlling a grapple with a joystick. Except, with a grapple yarder, the …

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2017-03-22 17:21 | The issues of forests and energy are closely interlinked, and this is why this issue was the theme of this year’s International Day of Forests. If the current trend of slowing forest loss, combined with forest restoration and plantation efforts continues, a future where we achieve zero net global deforestation can go from being a dream to a reality soon. Sustainably managed forests are healthy, productive, resilient and renewable ecosystems, which can meet the growing need for forest products,...

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2017-03-22 17:12 |

CEPI position on the Commission proposal for a regulation on the inclusion of GHG emissions and removals from LULUCF into the 2030 climate and energy framework

Main Goal:

The main goal for the European pulp and paper industry in the debate on climate change and forestry is to work on a policy framework enabling the long term sustainable management of European forests. This is in line with the conclusions of chapter 9 of the 4th Assessment Report of the...

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2017-03-22 14:09 | Beijing, China, March 2017—Last week, TRAFFIC, WWF and Qyer co-hosted a “Wild Africa” salon on the theme of “Being a Responsible Traveller”, aimed at Chinese citizens interested in visiting destinations in Africa.

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2017-03-22 13:38 | On International Day of Forests, which is a global celebration of trees and woodland, which countries boast the most? Source: Telegraph UK Unsurprisingly, the tropical lands of South America, the Caribbean, Africa, south-east Asia and the South Pacific dominate, with Suriname, Micronesia, Palau, Gabon, Guyana, American Samoa and the Solomon Islands all in the top 10. But some more northerly countries fare well too, with Finland (72.9% forest area) 11th, Sweden (69.2%) 15th, and Japan (68.6%)...

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2017-03-22 13:37 | The United Nations General Assembly designated March 21 as the International Day of Forests to celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests and of trees outside forests. Source: Bellingen Shire Courier Sun There are two different perspectives about the state of our forests – the National Parks Association of NSW and Forestry Corporation. National Parks Association of NSW High rates of forest clearing in Queensland and Western Australia – with NSW set to follow – means...

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2017-03-22 13:35 | On International Day of Forests 21 March 2017, the Turnbull Government re-affirms its strong support of Australia’s forestry industry. We support the jobs of hard working local people in the forest industries. Everyone should be celebrating our forestry industry, not demonising it. A strong timber industry means towns in regional Australia prosper—they keep their schools, shops and hospitals. What’s more, there are significant and expanding opportunities to utilise the energy in our...

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2017-03-22 13:35 | Proposals to improve the sustainability performance of residential buildings as part of a new Queensland Building Plan are ignoring the biggest carbon win, according to chief executive of Timber Queensland Mick Stephens. Source: The Fifth Estate His association has called on the government to ensure that sustainable materials are made part of the policy, and that embodied energy impacts are given equal weighting to operational energy efficiency. “Historically there has been a strong emphasis on...

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2017-03-22 13:33 | A new report shows significant health and wellbeing benefits can be had by incorporating wood in interior design and the construction of buildings according to a new report by Planet Ark. Source: Timberbiz The use of wood, especially in conjunction with the principles of ‘nature connected design’ also known as biophilic design, has significant health and wellbeing benefits including lowering heart rates and stress response for students and workers, speeding recovery afer surgery and encouraging...

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2017-03-22 13:33 | Buoyant New Zealand activity has pushed up local log prices to new record highs. Source: Scoop Media The average price for roundwood logs used in the horticulture sector rose to NZ$92 a tonne in March, up NZ$2 from February’s average price and at the highest level since AgriHQ began collecting the data in early 2002, according to AgriHQ’s monthly survey of exporters, forest owners and saw millers. Structural log prices also increased, with S3 logs hitting NZ$114 a tonne, the highest...

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2017-03-22 13:30 | Ten truckloads of timber from Badja, Bago and Yambulla State Forests are making their way to the Sydney Royal Easter Show to be used in wood chop competitions. Source: Eden Magnet Forestry Corporation of NSW’s sales and distribution supervisor Andy Costello said 4017 chopping blocks and 107 tree poles would be used over the two-week event. “The wood chop events at the Sydney Royal Easter Show attract many thousands of visitors each year and Forestry Corporation has been supplying sustainable...

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2017-03-22 13:30 | The forestry and logging sector is worth NZ$1.4 billion to GDP, making a substantially larger contribution than either the sheep meat or beef sectors, says a new report released in Rotorua. Sources: The New Zealand Herald, Rotorua Daily Post The report was commissioned by the New Zealand Forest Owners Association and Farm Forestry Association from NZIER. Forest Owners Association chairman Peter Clark said the public had underestimated the forest sector’s role and importance. “Our...

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2017-03-22 13:27 | Climate change, powerlines, pests and diseases are some of the challenges the city of Ballarat will face as it looks to double the amount of tree canopy coverage. Source: Ballarat Courier The City of Ballarat has released a discussion paper highlighting some of the key priorities and challenges of its urban forest strategy, with community response to form part of the final action plan. The strategy was adopted in mid 2015 and outlined plans to increase tree canopy coverage from an estimated 17...

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2017-03-22 10:56 | Mar 22, 2017 --Valmet will supply a new winder for Shandong Chenming Paper Ltd. at its Zhanjiang site in Guangdong province, China. The board machine BM 4 producing folding box board (FBB) will be equipped with a new winder to increase winding capacity. The new winder will be started-up in 2018.

The order is included in Valmet's first quarter of 2017 orders received. The value of the order will not be disclosed. The value of orders of this type and scope is typically around EUR 5...

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2017-03-22 10:54 | Mar 22,2017 --DS Smith Bulgaria SA are committed to achieving the highest possible standards and for that reason they applied for the ISO 50001:2011 Energy Management System Certificate.We are delighted to announce that our Bulgarian operations including Trakia Paper Mill & Pazardzhik Plant have been awarded the ISO 50001 certification.

The purpose of the ISO 50001 International Standard is to enable organisations to establish the systems and processes necessary to improve...

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