Bamboo is a strategic resource for countries to reduce the effects of climate change
Including bamboo in climate change policies and rural development investments makes countries’ sustainable development goals more effective. Bamboo is a vast untapped strategic resource that countries in the world’s tropical and sub-tropical regions can use to better manage climate change, and provide beneficial ‘ecosystem services’ and new income sources for their rural populations.
- Absorbing and storing carbon
- Protecting and restoring degraded lands and watersheds
- Insulating environments against extremes of weather
- Providing low-cost, green housing and infrastructure
- Providing a range of biofuels
- Supplying a renewable, sustainable resource for generating incomes
- Increasing the sustainability, range and season of food sources.