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INBAR Publications - Working Papers

Greening Red Earth Restoring Landscapes, Rebuilding Lives

In 2003, INBAR and Utthan took the initiative to review progress of a project which used bamboo for the environmental and socio-economic rehabilitation of villages devastated by brick mining, and presented it in a report entitled “Greening Red Earth”. Ten years on, and with land degradation seemingly an even more pressing concern, INBAR and Utthan […]

INBAR Publications - Annual Highlights

INBAR Annual Report 2014

The 2014 Annual Report outlines INBAR’s activities including programmes and publications.

INBAR Publications - Policy Reports

Make in India – Unleashing the Benefits of Bamboo

This document aims to provide input into the efforts of the Indian Ministry of Environment, Forest, and Climate Change to take the country’s bamboo sector forward.

INBAR Publications - Annual Highlights

INBAR Annual Report 2012

The 2012 Annual Report outlines INBAR’s activities including programmes and publications.

INBAR Publications - Newsletters

South Asia Regional Newsletter No.10

The tenth edition of INBAR’s South Asia Regional Newsletter.

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 […]

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

Transporting, Storing and Filtering Water Using Local Resources: A Design Manual

In July 2012, the Canadian Federal Department of Environment awarded INBAR a new project working with communities in Ethiopia and Nepal to develop new technologies for storing, transporting, and filtering water resources. The project aims to scale up the use of local resources, such as bamboo, gravel and sand to alleviate the pressures caused by […]

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

Forests Beyond Trees: NTFPs as Tools for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation

Non-timber forest products (NTFPs) contribute to livelihoods of about 2 billion poorest of the rural and urban poor, and are among the most valuable plant resources for present and future food security. They provide food, fuel, medicine and incomes, and keep traditional knowledge alive. NTFPs have an important role in forests and – consequently – […]