Bamboo at the UN climate summit

In December, INBAR promoted the importance of this grass plant for combatting climate change at the UNFCCCC’s COP 25 in Madrid, Spain.

INBAR opens its office in Central Africa
High-level representatives attended the opening ceremony for INBAR’s fifth Regional Office in  Yaoundé, Cameroon this December.
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Cambodia joins the INBAR network
 INBAR celebrated the accession of the Kingdom of Cambodia as its 46th Member State, in a ceremony held in Beijing, China.
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Bamboo Pavilion wins award at the Horticultural Expo 2019
INBAR’s bamboo Pavilion received a ‘Grand Award’ at the closing ceremony for the Horticultural Exhibition in Beijing, China.
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INBAR becomes a member of IUCN
This important step will enable INBAR to contribute further to nature conservation and sustainable resource use around the world.
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Technical training for Ecuador
In November, trainees took part in the 30-day ‘Overseas Technical Training Course on the Development of Ecuador’s Bamboo Industry’.
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A European solution? Promoting bamboo in Spain
INBAR co-hosted the first Ibero-Bamboo Symposium in Madrid, Spain, to promote the establishment of a European bamboo sector.
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INBAR’s online library houses the latest research, assessments and policy studies conducted by INBAR as part of our ongoing project work, or as a contribution to our main focus areas. In 2018, INBAR published close to 60 publications related to bamboo, rattan and their uses.
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Framework for Assessing Ecosystem Services from Bamboo Forests
INBAR and CIFOR’s new framework provides an opportunity to assess bamboo forests’ ‘forgotten’ ecosystem services.

Bamboo in the
Circular Economy

INBAR’s latest Policy Synthesis Report looks at how bamboo can contribute to a low-carbon, zero-waste future.
INBAR collates news from around the world about bamboo and rattan sector development. For more regular information, readers can follow us on social media.
  • ‘Greener development? It’s in the pipeline for China’, Financial Times. A profile of China’s bamboo sector in a feature on the circular economy. Read the article here.
  • ‘Green Steel’, InterPress Service. A look at the famous Green School, Bali, which is constructed entirely from bamboo poles. Read the article here.
  • ‘Potential of Bamboo for Sustainable Renewable Energy Production in West Africa’, Forests, Trees and Agroforestry. How West Africa’s bamboo could help with income generation and environmental protection. Read the article here.
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