Pablo van der Lugt
This policy brief provides an introduction to how bamboo forestry projects can be integrated into carbon markets. By explaining how to develop and register bamboo forestry projects for certification in carbon markets, this policy brief aims to support project developers and government actors to gain additional incomes from these projects and integrate bamboo more into national […]
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 […]
A speech given by Pablo van der Lugt, MOSO International, at the Global Bamboo and Rattan Congress (BARC 2018) in the plenary session on bamboo, rattan and climate change.
Because of their fast growth rates, giant woody bamboos are already considered effective carbon dioxide absorbers. Carbon can be further sequestered in durable harvested bamboo products and even higher carbon emissions reduction is possible if bamboo products replace non-renewable, carbon-intensive alternatives. Research so far on the total carbon sequestration and carbon emissions reduction potential of […]
The report is targeted towards any stakeholder in the bamboo or wood production chain that wants to get a better understanding of the environmental sustainability of bamboo materials compared to alternatives. The environmental assessment also provides insight in the impact of each step in the production process on the overall environmental sustainability of a material. […]