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INBAR Publications - Bamboo and Rattan Update

BARC in Beijing: Reflections on 25 Years: Bamboo and Rattan Update – Volume 3 Issue 4

2022 was a banner year for bamboo and rattan. On 7 November 2022, the 25th anniversary of INBAR and the Second Global Bamboo and Rattan Congress (BARC 2022) convened in Beijing, elevating bamboo and rattan to the global stage. This special issue of BRU commemorates the event, highlighting major moments from the Congress while summarizing […]

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INBAR 25th Anniversary Album

The INBAR 25th Anniversary Album was written to commemorate INBAR turning 25. Inside, you will find an introduction and history of the organization, along with how INBAR’s work contributes to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. The Album also covers highlights from 10 major areas over the years. Colorful pictures can be found accompanying the […]

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Bamboo as a Substitute for Plastic Initiative

The Bamboo as a Substitute for Plastic Initiative, initially proposed by China and INBAR at the High-level Dialogue on Global Development in June 2022, is now building serious momentum. In November 2022, at the Opening Ceremony of the Second Bamboo and Rattan Congress (BARC 2022) as well as INBAR’s 25th anniversary celebration, INBAR and the Government […]

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Potential of Bamboo for Renewable Energy: Main Issues and Technology Options

This Working Paper provides an overview of the bioeconomic potential, technology options and opportunities of bamboo for bioenergy production. As such, this report aims to support relevant decision-makers and the bamboo sector stakeholders in their understanding of the potential and challenges of bamboo to meet key requirements towards the development of sustainable bioenergy supply chains. […]

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Bamboo as a Plastic Alternative: Fact Sheet

This fact sheet provides a brief introduction to the ways in which bamboo can replace everything from single-use plastic to durable materials such as PVC. Part of INBAR’s series of fact sheets.

以竹代塑

竹子是绿色,低碳,速生,易再生,可降解的生物质材料。

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

Country Profile of Climate Change Mitigation Potential of Implementing Sustainable Management for Bamboo Forests in Kenya

The purpose of this report is to assess the climate change mitigation potential of implementing sustainable forest management in the indigenous bamboo forests in Kenya. It was carried out by the International Bamboo and Rattan Organization (INBAR) as part of the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA).

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

Análisis costo-beneficio de la incorporación del bambú en sistemas ganaderos y lineamientos de política para su uso en Colombia

El objetivo del presente estudio es contribuir a la incorporación y uso del bambú en sistemas silvopastoriles en Colombia a partir de un análisis costo-beneficio de los sistemas ganaderos y el desarrollo de lineamientos de política. Esto permitirá una mejor gestión del recurso bambú y del manejo de los sistemas ganaderos buscando siempre la sostenibilidad […]

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A Review of International Bamboo and Timber Trade Regulations: A Multijurisdictional Study

The report aims to present and summarise the timber regulations applicable in different jurisdictions, analyse their impact on the trade of bamboo and bamboo products, and identify possible opportunities for facilitating the commercialisation of bamboo and its derived products.

INBAR Publications - Bamboo and Rattan Update

The Future of Rattan: Bamboo and Rattan Update Volume 2 Issue 2

Volume 2 Issue 2: Out of the Woods? The Future of Rattan Soane Britain’s Lulu Lytle traces the journey of rattan from tropical forests to Titanic furniture, as it becomes a sought-after material for furniture in western markets; GreenBone CEO Lorenzo Pradella analyses how rattan bone replacement could reshape the future of bone surgeries; and Professor Terry Sunderland considers […]

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

Bamboo Pellets for Sustainable Bioenergy Production in Ghana

This policy brief is intended to inform a range of stakeholders, including national and regional policymakers, private sector actors and energy producers about the prospects of converting bamboo into pellets for renewable energy in West Africa.

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

Bamboo for Charcoal Production in Africa: Experiences from Ghana

This policy brief is intended to inform regional and national policymakers, private sector actors, and energy producers about the prospects of converting bamboo resources into charcoal for renewable energy in West Africa. It provides some successful case studies of the use of bamboo for charcoal production, and its contribution to sustainable livelihoods, in several communities […]