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Last update of database; June 2013.


Spain:


Country:
Spain
Name:
Operation C02
Starting Date:
2012
Status:
Ongoing (till 2015)
Done by:
Marco & Ronald
2012-3

The "Operation CO2" project is part of the European Union's LIFE + program. Its main objective is to demonstrate the viability of forestry and agroforestry projects on carbon sequestration in Europe. Although not yet developed in Europe, these projects could contribute significantly to the fight against climate change. Over the life of the project we will aim at a) the conservation and management of forests and carbon b) integrated agroforestry practices, both with new methods that are technically and economically viable. The project will be carried out in three different regions of Spain and with a multinational team of 9 partners from three Member States (Spain, Netherlands, United Kingdom) of the EU. The common denominator of both pillars explained below is to obtain carbon credits.

FSG is responsible for the complete technical implementation.



Netherlands:


Country:
Netherlands
Name:
Marketresearch CBI
Starting Date:
2013
Status:
Ongoing
Done by:
Marco Bijl.
2013 CBI

As consultants to CBI we do market research for CBI since 2002. Every year new marketresearch is done into the EU timber sector.

Country:
Netherlands
Name:
Agentschap.NL matchmaking experts
Starting Date:
2011
Status:
Ongoing
Done by:
Marco Bijl.
2011-2

In cooperation with Profound FSG became the timber experts in the Dutch 'Agentschap.NL" matchmaking facility (MMF). That means that timber companies around the world that require assistance to export to NL will get advice and assistance from FSG in the coming years.



Bosnia


Country:
Bosnia
Name:
Forest Carbon potential in Republika Srpska
Starting Date:
2011
Status:
Proposal ready. Fundraising
Done by:
Marco + Ronald + Aad
2011-7

Together with our partner Future Forest Rumanien we will carry out a first Carbon assessment with State Forest in Bosnia and with a large group of private forest owners ("a private forest group"). This first investment is paid by a group of Dutch investors.



Colombia:


Country:
Colombia
Name:
Bamboo marketing
Starting Date:
2013
Status:
Developing project idee
Done by:
Ronald
---

There are good ideas and local partners to develop a project for Bamboo products marketing in the EU. This also in relation with a local housing system.



Ukraine:


Country:
Ukraine
Name:
Biomass in the Ukraine
Starting Date:
2013
Status:
Project development
Done by:
Ronald
---

There is a clear need for alternative energy sources in the Ukraine. FSG has been asked to develop plans where various Biomass crops are grown and used for energy purposes. Project development in cooperation with various local partners.



Mexico:


Country:
Mexico
Name:
Legado Verde
Starting Date:
2012
Status:
Waiting for start
Done by:
Marco + Ronald + Aad
2012-1

Similar to the EU LIFE+ project in Spain FSG developed a large scale integral agroforestry and reforestation plan of 10.000 ha for Mexico (project region in Baja California. This on behalf of the Mexican government and local partners. A business plan was written in 2012 and accepted by a consortium of various banks and investors. The project, named Legado Verde, is now in a pre-start phase. FSG will coordinate the complete technical implementation.



Romania:


Country:
Romania
Name:
Forest Carbon project Romania
Starting Date:
2010
Status:
Fundraising for first actions
Done by:
Marco
---

In Romania there are many opportunities to start forest related Carbon projects. With local partners and Dutch investors we are developing such a project.



Bolivia


Country:
Bolivia
Name:
Improve export capacity with BSO's
Starting Date:
2009
Status:
Ongoing
Done by:
Marco Bijl.
094

As consultants to CBI we are assisting the forest and timber sector in Bolivia to improve their access to the EU markets. For this we are working with Cadex, Cadefor and the Camera Forestal besides many other stakeholders. The actual work consist of: Export marketing training, export product development, development of a market information system (with local and EU info), development of a Sector Export Marketing Plan (SEMP) EU trade fair assistance and trade missions, improve skills of local labour force, promote lesser known species and initiate and establish a working platform named the "Timber Task Force".

Country:
Bolivia
Name:
Improve export capacity with 17 companies
Starting Date:
2011
Status:
Ongoing (finish end 2014)
Done by:
Marco Bijl.
2011-0

As consultants to CBI we are assisting 17 companies in Bolivia to prepare themselvs for export to the EU. The actual work in this large scale project consist of: Initial company audit, drafting of action plan with shortfalls, seminar in NL, FSC certification, day-to-day technical assistance (2011-2014), business linkages in the EU, trade fair participation and trade missions.

Country:
Bolivia
Name:
Integral agroforestry project Bolivia
Starting Date:
2013
Status:
Project idea development
Done by:
Marco and Edwin
---

FSG has good local counterparts in Bolivia. We are aiming to open up a local office. The first project, with various local counterparts, is to develop an Integral project similar to Spain and Mexico in a remote area in Bolivia. Project idea is under development.



Philippines


Country:
Philippines
Name:
Blue Carbon in the Philippines
Starting Date:
2013
Status:
Project idee ready; Donor dicussions
Done by:
Marco Bijl
---

Based on a request of a group of local partners FSG developed a project idea for Blue Carbon (from seaweed)in the Philippines. The project idea is ready and under discussion with various donors and investors.



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