Highlights and images of main proceedings for 26 June 2018

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Highlights for Tuesday, 26 June 2018

BARC 2018 The Global Bamboo and Rattan Congress (BARC 2018) entered its second day of discussions in Beijing, China, focusing on the role of bamboo and rattan in climate change and green growth. Speakers from the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) opened the morning session, followed by a high-level dialogue on the topic. Participants then met in parallel sessions on topics addressing land restoration, carbon trade, panda habitat, and capacity building, among other topics.Speakers drew attention to the high rate of carbon sequestration in bamboo and its value as a fast-growing economic resource. Participants discussed methodologies for identifying and assessing bamboo and rattan stocks through the Global Assessment of Bamboo and Rattan (GABAR), an INBAR programme that provides tools and training for countries to conduct their own assessments.The NGFA, China, announced plans to gazette a large protected area containing bamboo forests as panda habitat. Other highlights of the day included sessions on the use of bamboo to restore degraded lands, with successful examples presented from around the world, and the introduction of bamboo winding technology, which uses bamboo and new types of resin to produce a high-strength composite material suitable for making railway carriages, tunnels and construction pipes.At the bamboo winding session, MoUs were signed between: the China National Forest Products Industry Association and the Ministry of Forestry and Environment of Nepal; the State Forestry and Grassland Administration Engineering Research Center (ERCBWC) with the Embassy of Myanmar in Beijing; and ERCBWC with five local governments in China to cooperate on applying the technology.

IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB+ Meeting Coverage, provided daily digital web coverage and daily reports from BARC 2018. In addition, IISD Reporting Services, will publish a summary report from this Conference on Saturday, 30 June 2018.


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High-Level Dialogue on Bamboo and Rattan for Climate Change and Green Growth
Jovrine Kallisa Kyomukama, Member of Parliament, Uganda
Martin Frick, UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat
Pablo van der Lugt, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands
The dais during the panel discussion
Patricia Appiagyei, Vice-Minister for Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ghana
Gerhard Dieterle, Executive Director, International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO)
Pradeep Monga, UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) Secretariat
Chunfeng Wang, China National Forestry and Grassland Administration
Saibal Dasgupta, Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Climate Change, India
Meng Han, UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC)
Parallel Session on Trilateral Cooperation in East Africa
Paul van de Logt, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands
A slide from Paul van de Logt’s presentation
Ashebir Wondimu, Ethiopia
A slide from Ashebir Wondimu’s presentation
Paul Ongugo, Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI)
A slide from Paul Ongugo’s presentation
Mununuzi David, Uganda
A slide from Mununuzi David’s presentation
Fu Jinhe, East Africa Regional Office INBAR
A slide from Fu Jinhe’s presentation
Kathomi Gatugi Njeru, Director, Green Pot Enterprise, Kenya
Caroline Wangui Kariuki, CEO, Green Pot Enterprise, Kenya
Participants during the well-attended session
Parallel Session on Bamboo for Land Restoration and the Bonn Challenge
L-R: Pradeep Monga, UNCCD Secretariat; Han Meng, UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC); John Liu, Commonland Foundation; and Li Jia, International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Li Yanxia, INBAR
A slide from Li Yanxia’s presentation
T.P. Subramony, India
A slide from T.P. Subramony’s presentation
John Liu, Commonland Foundation
Han Meng, UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC)
Trinh Thang Long, INBAR
Pradeep Monga, UNCCD Secretariat
Moderator Eduardo Mansur, Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO)
Li Jia, International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Participants during the session
Parallel Session on Research, Development and Capacity Building in the Bamboo Sector in India
L-R: B.N. Mohanty, Director, Indian Plywood Industries Research and Training Institute (IPIRTI), India; Vipin Chawla, IPIRTI, India; and Neelam Manjunath, Managing Trustee, Center for Green Building Materials and Technology, India
B.N. Mohanty, Director, IPIRTI, India
A slide from B.N. Mohanty’s presentation
Vipin Chawla, IPIRTI, India
A slide from Vipin Chawla’s presentation
Neelam Manjunath, Managing Trustee, Center for Green Building Materials and Technology, India
A slide from Neelam Manjunath’s presentation
Parallel Session on Protecting the Panda Habitat
L-R: Scott Perkin, IUCN; Piliippe Pypaert, UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); Zhang Zhiyong, National Forestry and Grassland Administration (NFGA), China; Fan Zhiyong, WWF; Aimin Wang, World Conservation Society; Zhang Xiaoquan, The Nature Conservancy (TNC); and Zeyin Jian, Conservation International (CI)
Zhang Zhiyong, NFGA, China
A slide from Zhang Zhiyong’s presentation
Zhang Xiaoquan, TNC
Zeyin Jian, CI
Hans Friederich, Director-General, INBAR
Scott Perkin, IUCN
A participant during the discussion
Piliippe Pypaert, UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
A participant asks a question to the panelists
Aimin Wang, World Conservation Society
Parallel Session on Global Assessment for Bamboo and Rattan for Green Growth
Rajesh Kumar, Forest Survey of India, and Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, India
Trinh Thang Long, INBAR
Peng Gong, Tsinghua University
Parallel Session on Sustainable Tropical Forest Management
Rene Boot, Director, Tropenbos International
A slide from Rene Boot’s presentation
Desy Ekawati, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Indonesia
A slide from Desy Ekawati’s presentation
Robert Nasi, Director-General, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
Gerhard Dieterle, Executive Director, ITTO
Sheam Satkuru, ITTO
A participant asks a question to the panelists
Participants during the session
Parallel Session on The Role of Bamboo in Emergency Shelters and Social Housing
Participants during the session
A slide from Nripal Adhikary’s presentation
Nripal Adhikary, Founder, ABARI-Bamboo and Earth Initiative, Nepal
A slide from Luis Felipe López’s presentation
Luis Felipe López, Base Bahay Foundation, the Philippines
Romildo D. Toledo Filho, Brazil
Kamesh Salam, Executive Director, South Asia Bamboo Foundation (SABF), India
Parallel Session on Business Leaders Forum: Chinese Bamboo Innovations
Ye Ling, Director, State Forestry and Grassland Administration Engineering Research Center for Bamboo Winding Composites
Xiang Yu, Vice-President, Hubei Normal University
Parallel Session on Capacity-building and Training for Sustainable Development
Participants during the session
Robert Parua, Programme Specialist, UNESCO Beijing Office
Eduard Mueller, Rector, University for International Cooperation, Costa Rica
Berhane Kidane, Ethiopian Environment and Forest Research Institute
A participant during the discussion
Parallel Session on Bamboo Forest Carbon Sequestration and Carbon Trade
Panelists during the session
Nuyun Li, China Green Carbon Fund
A slide from Nuyun Li’s presentation
Dessima Williams, former UN Special Adviser for Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, Grenada
Ashebir Wondimu Zeleke, Ministry of Environment, Forests, and Climate Change, Ethiopia
A participant asks a question to the panel
Yongjun Shi, Zhejiang A&F University (ZAFU), China
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