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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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2018-05-17 19:45 | The guidelines titled, 'Making Forest Concessions in the Tropics Work to Achieve the 2030 Agenda: Voluntary Guidelines,' were published by FAO in collaboration with the European Forest Institute, and are a product of the Forest Concessions Initiative. Developed through a consultative process and building on best practices of forest concessions around the world, the guidelines offer a framework for planning, implementing and monitoring forest concessions to support sustainable forest management...

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2018-05-17 19:21 | The 2018 Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit took place from 23-25 April 2018, in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. More than 1,200 participants from 40 countries discussed issues related to forest conservation, livelihoods, and finance and investment.

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2018-05-17 18:13 | Hanoi, Viet Nam, May 2018—Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) officially launched the USAID Saving Species project this month.

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2018-05-17 16:23 | Experts have challenged the principle that tropical ecosystems are aseasonal -- after discovering regular cycles in fruiting, flowering and leafing in such climates.

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2018-05-17 14:18 | Critically endangered South American forests thought to be the result of climate change were actually spread by ancient communities, archaeologists have found.

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2018-05-17 13:18 |

Dear ICP Forests Community,

as a Programme under the Air Convention (CLRTAP) our work has preliminarily to be seen within the context of the Convention work. In order to facilitate access to key documents elaborated by the Working Group on Effects (WGE) and adopted by the Executive Body of the Convention here the link to the most recent workplan is given:…

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2018-05-17 12:52 | Forklift manufacturer UniCarriers Americas (UCA) has recently launched its new PD Series Pneumatic Internal Combustion (IC) Diesel forklifts.

This next-generation pneumatic IC diesel series, which replaces the outgoing FK Series, is designed with the horsepower and torque needed for demanding work applications, while delivering lower emissions and higher fuel economy, the company says.

Standard features designed to maximize operator comfort and productivity include full suspension...

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2018-05-17 12:28 |                 Read about the SNS and EFINORD Matchmaking Day here!   Share List

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2018-05-17 09:29 |

A woman sells charcoal in Nairobi, Kenya. Flickr/Laura Rantanen By Mary Njenga, World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) The Kenyan government has clamped down on the production of charcoal, which it blames for environmental damage. A three-month ban on trading...

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2018-05-17 03:32 |

The Global Bamboo and Rattan Congress will feature leaders from some of the world’s most innovative industries. Innovations in bamboo fibre technology are hugely important to INBAR’s work. They enable the wider application of bamboo as a solution for sustainable consumption and production, and create a market for high-value products which can be sourced from […]

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2018-05-16 21:13 |

Trees on farms in Uganda are the focus of a new strategy aimed at increasing biodiversity on agricultural land Expansion of agriculture is one of the main drivers of global deforestation and loss of habitat. Like many other...

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2018-05-16 20:47 | At a time when countries are pledging to restore millions of hectares of forest, new research argues that recent studies on forest regeneration techniques are flawed. Sites used to evaluate natural regeneration were secondary growth forests, whereas sites chosen to evaluate artificial regeneration ranged from abandoned coal mines to cattle-trampled fields. Authors of the new study suggest elements of both techniques should be considered, depending on the objectives for a site and its current...

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2018-05-16 20:46 | When it comes to timber harvesting, removing the whole tree -- from stump to twigs -- doesn't reduce plant diversity any more than old-fashioned logging, which leaves tree branches behind in the woods, new research finds.

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2018-05-16 18:35 | Do you know someone who's so caught up in the details of a problem that they 'can't see the forest for the trees?' Scientists seeking to understand how forests recover from wildfires sometimes have the opposite problem.

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2018-05-16 17:09 |

LUFKIN, Texas – More than 200 emergency responders will attend the 21st Annual East Texas Wildfire and Incident Management Academy over the next two weeks to improve their knowledge and skills for combating wildfires and managing the complex, large scale disasters that often occur in Texas.  The East Texas

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2018-05-16 14:57 | If a whole forest disappears, new research shows, this has ricocheting effects in the atmosphere that affect vegetation on the other side of the country.

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2018-05-16 14:19 | Photos coming! The SNS and EFINORD Matchmaking Day was a success! We gathered old and new researchers who were given the opportunity to take a step forward in their research careers. On May 8, young and more experienced researchers from research institutes and universities across the Nordic countries came to…

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2018-05-16 10:19 | Wood Products Council, in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service Forest Products Lab and Softwood Lumber Board, conducted a second series of blast tests on three existing two-storey, single-bay cross-laminated timber (CLT) structures at Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida, USA. Source: Timberbiz On-site observations were positive; all structures remained intact under significant explosive loading well beyond their design capacity. Videos of the testing along with the Phase 1 Summary Report are...

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2018-05-16 10:18 | China and Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries are willing to further deepen their cooperation in the area of forestry and work together on preventing negative effects of climate change, participants of the 2nd High Level Meeting of the Coordination Mechanism for Cooperation in Forestry between China and the CEEC agreed this week. Source: Xinhuanet Opening at the Palace of Serbia, representatives of China and 16 CEE countries gathered at the biennial event to access the progress...

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