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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 - Technical Reports

Bamboos of India

Within Asia, India is second only to China in terms of the quantities and varieties of bamboo species found in the country. However, as in many other countries, information on this subject is generally inadequate and inaccessible. This compilation seeks to fulfil this need. Based primarily on a literature survey, it provides a comprehensive and holistic […]

INBAR Publications - Technical Reports

Comparative Analysis and Policy Recommendations on Developing Bamboo Resource Tenure Systems in Asia and Africa

This report explores bamboo sector challenges and forest tenure issues in seven developing countries. Forest tenure is explored because in most countries there are no specific tenure systems for bamboo, which despite its importance to local livelihoods, has long been seen as a less important species than timber, which generates more revenue. The report finds […]

INBAR Publications - Technical Reports

Bamboo for Climate-smart Landscapes in Chishui, Guizhou Province

This report presents the first study into the vulnerability and resilience of bamboo forest ecosystems to climate change in China. Climate change is causing significant changes to eco-systems, socio economics and human health. Chishui, one of the famous hometowns of bamboo in China, is located in a transition area between the Yungui Plateau and the […]

INBAR Publications - Technical Reports

The Environmental Impact of Industrial Bamboo Products

This report presents the results of a Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA) and carbon footprint analysis of a selection of industrial bamboo products that are manufactured by the company MOSO International. The analysis was done to determine the impact that their production and disposal have on the environment. Bamboo flooring, decking, panels and beams have been evaluated. […]

INBAR Publications - Annual Highlights

INBAR Annual Report 1999

The 1999 Annual Report outlines INBAR’s activities including programmes and publications.

INBAR Publications - Newsletters

INBAR Construction Task Force Newsletter 2016 Q3

Since its establishment in 2014, the INBAR Construction Task Force has successfully built an effective mechanism to develop international standards, disseminate bamboo building knowledge and support global coordination on sustainable bamboo construction. The INBAR Construction Task Force Newsletter aims to share the latest research, project and publication information related to the key experts of the […]

INBAR Publications - Newsletters

INBAR Construction Task Force Newsletter 2016 Q2

Since its establishment in 2014, the INBAR Construction Task Force has successfully built an effective mechanism to develop international standards, disseminate bamboo building knowledge and support global coordination on sustainable bamboo construction. The INBAR Construction Task Force Newsletter aims to share the latest research, project and publication information related to the key experts of the […]

INBAR Publications - Newsletters

INBAR Construction Task Force Newsletter 2016 Q1

Since its establishment in 2014, the INBAR Construction Task Force has successfully built an effective mechanism to develop international standards, disseminate bamboo building knowledge and support global coordination on sustainable bamboo construction. The INBAR Construction Task Force Newsletter aims to share the latest research, project and publication information related to the key experts of the […]

INBAR Publications - Newsletters

South Asia Regional Newsletter No.11

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