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Bamboo and Climate Change Mitigation

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Issue date: 
November 11, 2011
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This report attempts to address the main issues which influence how bamboo should be seen within the climate change context. Chapter 1 gives a global overview of bamboo and its importance to global and local economies, societies and environments and its potential in dealing with the climate change challenge, and Chapter 2 describes the mechanisms that have been created to tackle climate change, and examines how bamboo fits within these. Chapters 3 to 5 analyse to what extent bamboo could contribute to carbon storage at the plantation stand, ecosystem, and national level using calculations based on field data of bamboo and comparable tree species. Chapters 6 and 7 look at issues of management and product durability which could affect carbon storage performance.


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Extpub | by Dr. Radut