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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 […]

INBAR Publications - General Information

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 […]

INBAR Publications - General Information

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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INBAR Publications - Policy Reports

Policy Synthesis Report 6. Bamboo in the Circular Economy

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 […]

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

Mobile App-Based Regional Bamboo Resource Assessment: Manabi Province, Ecuador

INBAR has developed the Bamboo Survey and Monitoring System (BSMS), consisting of a set of mobile and online applications to facilitate the generation of geo-referenced information regarding bamboo distribution and diversity in a given area. This system was developed by the Global Assessment of Bamboo and Rattan (GABAR), a flagship programme of INBAR. This report […]

INBAR Publications - Working Papers

Framework for Assessing Ecosystem Services from Bamboo Forests: Lessons from Asia and Africa

Bamboo forests have provided humans with certain ecosystem services for many years. An ecosystem assessment of bamboo forests can raise awareness of their importance to policymakers, investors and local communities. However, a lack of common methodological approach and tools has hampered clear ecosystem service assessments of bamboo forests in the past. This report aims to fill […]

INBAR Publications - General Information

中国现代竹建筑

本书在全球绿色建筑大发展的背景下,以中国现代竹建筑发展为主线,从竹资源和建筑用竹种分布情况,建筑用竹材种类及特点,不同形式竹建筑的发展历程和研究现状,竹建筑的标准体系和政策法规,相关国际组织、科研机构和生产加工企业,以及典型(商业)案例等六个方面入手,系统阐释中国现代竹建筑发展的总体情况,分析中国竹建筑产业所面临的机遇和挑战,并对中国未来竹建筑行业的发展方向提出了建议。本书精选50个典型案例,包含了当代国内外知名建筑师和设计师的最新作品,提供了大量精美的图片,从建筑用竹装饰材、建筑用竹结构材、景观、交通设施、输水管道和城市综合管廊五个类别全面展示了中国现代竹建筑/工程的特殊语境,诠释竹材的功能属性、精神价值和文化内涵。    本书可供竹建筑/工程相关科研人员、设计和施工人员参考,也可供产业政策和标准规范的制定者、开发商,以及对竹建筑感兴趣的大众读者阅读使用。

INBAR Publications - General Information

Bamboo, Rattan and the Belt and Road Initiative: Fact Sheet

This fact sheet provides a brief introduction to the ways in which bamboo can contribute to 'greening' the Belt and Road Initiative. Part of INBAR's series of fact sheets.

INBAR Publications - General Information

Bamboo, Rattan and Biodiversity: Fact Sheet

This fact sheet provides a brief introduction to the ways in which bamboo and rattan can play an important role in biodiversity conservation, forest management and land restoration. Part of INBAR's series of fact sheets. 

INBAR Publications - General Information

Bamboo as a Source of Bioenergy: Fact Sheet

This fact sheet provides a brief introduction to the ways in which bamboo can provide an important source of renewable energy for heating, cooking and electricity generation. Part of INBAR's series of fact sheets. 

INBAR Publications - General Information

Bamboo and the Circular Economy: Fact Sheet

This fact sheet provides a brief introduction to the ways in which bamboo can help contribute to a zero-waste, regenerative circular economy. Part of INBAR's series of fact sheets. 

INBAR Publications - General Information

Bamboo and Climate Change: Fact Sheet

This fact sheet provides a brief introduction to the ways in which bamboo can help combat climate change. Part of INBAR's series of fact sheets.

INBAR Publications - General Information

El bambú como fuente de Bioenergía – Hoja informativa

Hoja informativa en español sobre el bambú como fuente de bioenergía. El bambú cubre más de 30 millones de hectáreas en el cinturón tropical y subtropical, y puede proporcionar una  de bioenergía para algunas de las comunidades rurales más pobres en energía del mundo.