The World Bamboo Organization invites Expressions of Interest (EOI) for hosting the 11th World Bamboo Congress from institutions, bamboo societies, NGOs and universities based in any of the following locations: 1. Europe and the UK 2. North America 3. Central America 4. South America 5. Africa 6. Australia The 10th WBC will take place in Korea in 2015, therefore a non-Asia region is preferred to host the 11th WBC. MINIMUM ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA The Host-bidder should be an organization of repute i
By Troy Wiseman, CEO of EcoPlanet Bamboo April 21, 2015 from http://www.landscapes.org/growing-bamboo-a-private-sector-approach-to-redd/ The last 10 years of REDD and REDD+ development have shown that the price attributed to and the willingness to pay for forest based ecosystem services, whether through compliance or a voluntary schemes, is unlikely to ever compete with the market price for wood and fiber that comes from the deforestation and degradation of the world’s remaining natural forests.
The city of Damyang, Korea will host the “World Bamboo Fair 2015” for an entire month, from September 17 – October 31, 2015. This exposition will show ways to improve the value of bamboo on an international level under the slogan “Bamboo for a Greener Future”. The Fair will consist of a variety of bamboo exhibition halls featuring ecology, history, science, construction and Green Development. Special cultural programs, workshops, competitions, music and more will give people of all ages and all
The 10th World Bamboo Congress will take place in South Korea, hosted by the delegation of Damyang-gun and its County Governor, Mr. Choi Hyung-sik. Governor Choi has made a tremendous impact on the county of Damyang, revitalizing its bamboo sector to expand its bamboo industry for modern and sustainable utilization. Twenty years ago, the bamboo markets closed in Damyang because of declining demand for bamboo products. Today, thanks to Governor Choi, the local bamboo resources are carefully maint
From World Resources Institute, written by Kathleen Buckingham, December 23, 2014 http://www.wri.org/blog/2014/12/rebranding-bamboo-bonn-5-million-hectare-restoration-pledge Last month, 40 nations agreed to restore 5 million hectares (12.4 million acres) of degraded lands and areas of low-quality bamboo production into productive, healthy bamboo forests at the International Network for Bamboo and Rattan’s (INBAR) Ninth Council Session in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This pledge will help answer the Bo
In September, the World Bamboo Fair Damyang Korea 2015 Organizing Committee and the World Bamboo Organization launched ‘The World Bamboo Design Competition’, supported by the Korea Institute of Design Promotion, the Korea Forest Service, and the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. The deadline for entries was November 30. The purpose of the contest was to attract explorations and innovations in bamboo product design, and to raise awareness of the upcoming World Bamboo Fair Damyang K
The World Bamboo Organization is a diverse group consisting of individual people, commercial businesses, non-profit associations, institutions, and allied trade corporations that all share a common interest = BAMBOO. The purpose of the WBO is to improve and promote this common interest, as well as the conditions affecting, and the industry surrounding, this common interest. We are dedicated to promoting the use of bamboo and bamboo products for the sake of the environment and economy.