The translated third edition of this construction manual, first published in 2005, provides a basic, hands-on guide to using bamboo for construction: from choosing and treating the raw material, to putting together durable and safe structures. It draws heavily on experiences from the Andean region of Latin America, where bamboo is a historical construction material. […]
This report presents the results of a Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA) and carbon footprint analysis of a selection of industrial bamboo products that are manufactured by the company MOSO International. The analysis was done to determine the impact that their production and disposal have on the environment. Bamboo flooring, decking, panels and beams have been evaluated. […]
This report presents the first study into the vulnerability and resilience of bamboo forest ecosystems to climate change in China. Climate change is causing significant changes to eco-systems, socio economics and human health. Chishui, one of the famous hometowns of bamboo in China, is located in a transition area between the Yungui Plateau and the […]
The study assesses potential structural market applications for unprocessed, round culm bamboo which is locally available and relatively inexpensive, and thus well-suited for applications in rural settlements. Although engineered bamboo panel and lumber products that have similar properties to equivalent timber products are produced in other Asian countries, such as India and China, and could […]
INBAR’s Strategy 2015-2030 aims to carry the message of the promise of bamboo and rattan as practical and economically attractive options in building sustainable solutions to the challenges of future development of producers and users of these products. The Strategy focuses on INBAR’s efforts in four main areas: policy shaping, representation and advocacy, knowledge sharing […]
A statement from the Global Assessment of Bamboo and Rattan for green development to the World Forestry Congress in Durban on the potential of bamboo and rattan for rural communities in creating local economic growth, new income streams, regenerating degraded lands and forests.
How can bamboo be integrated into Africa’s Green Economy? With so many advantages to offer, why is bamboo not on the countries’ development and Green Economy agendas as a tool to improve livelihoods and the environment? This was the key question addressed by the 200 policy makers, national planners, researchers and development professionals at the […]