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Carbon Sequestration and Carbon Emissions Reduction Through Bamboo Forests and Products

Working Papers
Carbon Sequestration and Carbon Emissions Reduction Through Bamboo Forests and Products

Author:

Pablo van der Lugt; Trinh ThangLong

Publisher:

INBAR

Year:

2018

Pages:

28

Keywords:

INBAR, climate change, bamboo, carbon sequestration, products, forestry

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 woody bamboos is scattered and diffuse. This paper provides an overview of existing peer reviewed scientific literature on bamboo carbon sequestration and carbon emissions reduction potential from forests and through bamboo products.

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