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Bamboo forest management leads to a shift in the soil energy channel
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INBAR Publications - Proceedings

竹林生态和经营学术论坛/Proceedings for INBAR Bamboo Forum

As the effect our actions have on the global and local environment becomes increasingly apparent, we are better equipped with both evidence and resources to change our patterns of developments that these are sustainable in the long run. The bamboo sector in Southern China has brought great economic gains and rapid development to rural and […]

INBAR Publications - Proceedings

Certification of Commodities: Opportunities and Challenges for the Rural Poor

In recent years, increased consumer interest in corporate social accountability and environmental standards has encouraged the development of certification schemes for commodities, reassuring consumers and offering potential price premiums to commodity producers. On April 2, 2009, an international workshop on the Opportunities and Challenges of Certification for Commodities Harvested/Extracted by the Rural Poor was held. […]

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

Methodology for Carbon Accounting and Monitoring of Bamboo Afforestation Projects in China

While there are many international guidelines for forest carbon assessment, which provide specific details for measuring trees, very little information exists on measuring the carbon sequestration potential of bamboo. This report provides the underlying principles and guidelines with regard to the following: application range, design, eligibility, silvicultural practices, selection of carbon pools, greenhouse gas emission […]

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

The Climate Change Challenge and Bamboo: Mitigation and Adaptation

This Working Paper explores how bamboos can help us a resource to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change by: absorbing and storing carbon; protecting forests and watersheds; insulating environments against extreme weather; providing low-cost, green housing and infrastructure; providing cleaner biofuels; providing renewable, sustainable resource for generating incomes; and increasing the range […]