INBAR Report – The Climate Change Challenge & Bamboo: Mitigation & Adaptation
INBAR’s Working Paper No.65 explores how bamboo is part of the solution to tackling climate change and key to developing potentially more resilient ecosystems.
“Bamboos are C3 plants and have normal photosynthetic capacities, so their main advantage for mitigating climate change lies in their fast biomass generation and in their renewability” (7).
While this paper was written in 2011 and reprinted in 2013, since then global brands like Nestlé have planted bamboo forests to tackle climate change and offset their carbon impact, making this research a core academic text for understanding bamboo’s potential for a green future.
- The bamboo carbon cycle and carbon sequestration ability.
- Carbon storage in harvested bamboos and bamboo products.
- Climate change mitigation potential of bamboos.
- How bamboo can help us develop more resilient ecosystems.
- How bamboo can help create a green economy.
- Future needs and next steps.
Yannick Kuehl, Giles Henley and Lou Yiping, ed. Andrew Benton.