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Carbon Sequestration and Carbon Emissions Reduction Through Bamboo Forests and Products

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 […]

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El manejo de guaduales naturales

La experiancia del Proyecto Maneja Integral de Guadua en el Norte de Manglaralto.

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

Bamboo Biodiversity: Information for Planning Conservation and Management in the Asia-Pacific Region

The bamboo plant supports an international trade which is worth more than USD 2 billion per year. Yet international trade represents only a small proportion of total bamboo usage – domestic use is estimated to account for at least 80 per cent. Bamboo is thus a major world commodity. This work is a first step towards […]

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Bamboos and Invasiveness

This study identifies the bamboo species known to pose a risk and the strategies that countries can adopt to mitigate this risk. Information was gathered through a comprehensive literature review and consultations with bamboo experts worldwide. The result is a practical resource that offers countries useful information on best practices and lessons learned, and a […]

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Grading of Bamboo

Currently, grading of bamboo is not implemented in a standardised or systematic manner, if at all. In partnership with the International Organization for Standardization, Coventry University and INBAR are drafting a grading standard. This INBAR Working Paper presents research into potential grading methodologies for one species of bamboo – Guadua angustifolia Kunth – and recommends criteria […]

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Bamboo in Sustainable Contemporary Design

This book explores contemporary design of bamboo products, and their relation to sustainability. It outlines the concept of sustainability and the basics of the bamboo plant, before delving into processing resources, infrastructure, and the various products bamboo is used to make.

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Bamboo Construction in Bhutan: A Feasibility and Market Study

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 […]

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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 – […]

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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 […]

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Review of Developed Western Markets for Bamboo and Rattan Commodities of Nepal

This report was produced as part of the Market Development of Bamboo and Rattan Products with Potential (MDBRPP) Project to explore the market opportunities for bamboo and rattan products in Nepal.