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In recent years, the idea of a ‘circular economy’ has been gaining traction. Bamboo could be a critical component in the transition to a circular economy, by providing a viable, bio-based alternative for non-renewable, carbon-intensive ‘techno-cycle’ materials. This report considers a number of bamboo product categories for their ‘circularity potential’, and assesses what is needed […]
Why is bamboo so important for sustainable development, and what can other countries learn from China’s management of the bamboo sector? This short briefing note introduces bamboo’s potential for environmental protection, and the development of the sector in China to date. It was prepared by INBAR for the China Council for the 2019 Annual General Meeting […]
The Global Bamboo and Rattan Congress (BARC 2018) was co-hosted by INBAR and China’s National Forestry and Grassland Administration, and welcomed around 1200 participants from 70 countries. This report aims to provide a summary of the key outcomes agreed on a BARC 2018 and showcase the vitality and relevance of INBAR’s programme of work to […]
Even though bamboos have already been extensively used in many national and sub-national restoration programmes, public information about bamboo-based landscape restoration initiatives, and the reasons for their success or failure, is limited. This synthesis report aims to address these knowledge gaps, by collating evidence from nine case studies across China, Colombia, Ghana, India, Nepal, South […]
A report of the China Sustainable Bamboo Enterprise Programme, which ran from 2009 to 2017 in response to the Wenchuan earthquake of 2008 in Sichuan province, China.
INBAR has made important contributions to rural development using bamboo, through leveraging its network of Member states from across the Global South. This important report, co-published with the UN Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) as part of the UNOSSC’s ‘South South in Action’ series, shows the mechanisms which INBAR uses to facilitate South-South Cooperation, and […]
This Vision highlights the opportunities for bamboo and rattan to play a key role in addressing climate change and promoting sustainable development among ASEAN’s ten member states, a majority of whom are members of INBAR and are bamboo- and rattan-producing countries.