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Global Bamboo and Rattan Congress 2018 - introduction

An introduction to the Global Bamboo and Rattan Congress 2018 (BARC 2018), given at an event co-hosted by INBAR and the Royal Embassy of the Netherlands in Beijing on 24 May.

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Global Bamboo and Rattan Congress 2018 - introduction

  1. 1. BARC 2018 Briefing 24 May 2018, Beijing hfriederich@inbar.int www.inbar.int
  2. 2. • First and only IGO with Headquarters in China; • 20 years old in 2017; • Congratulatory letter from President Xi Jinping; • International Commodity Body; • UN Observer. INBAR
  3. 3. • Promote bamboo and rattan for sustainable development; • Support 43 Member states to achieve their SDGs; • South-South Cooperation. MANDATE
  4. 4. 1000-1200 PARTICIPANTS  Several full Ministers;  A number of Vice-Ministers and local politicians;  Government delegations;  A range of UN agencies;  Conservation NGOs, CGIAR centres, ITTO;  Private sector representatives and architects from around the world;  MANY students!
  5. 5. OPENING – 25 JUNE  Opening ceremony with high-level speeches and video messages from Chinese leaders and INBAR Member Heads of State  Ministerial Forum with full minister speeches and dialogue with vice-Ministers  Signing a number of agreements
  6. 6. PLENARY SESSION EVERY DAY 1. Bamboo and Rattan for South- South Cooperation and the Belt and Road 2. Bamboo and Rattan for Climate Change 3. Bamboo and Rattan Innovation and Industrial Development
  7. 7. DAY 1 SOUTH-SOUTH COOPERATION
  8. 8. DAY 1 – ANDEAN REGION Bamboo development in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru
  9. 9. DAY 1 – EXPO 2019 Bamboo in Beijing Horticultural Expo 2019 INBAR will have 3,100 square metres
  10. 10. DAY 1 – URBAN DEVELOPMENT
  11. 11. DAY 2 – CLIMATE CHANGE Plenary discussion with input for UNFCCC Life Cycle Analysis of bamboo products Sustainable forest management Carbon sequestration
  12. 12. DAY 2 – AFRICA Three sessions to discuss future bamboo and rattan developments in East, Central and West Africa
  13. 13. DUTCH-SINO-EAST AFRICA BAMBOO PROJECT
  14. 14. DAY 2 – LAND RESTORATION FAO-INBAR-NEPAD report
  15. 15. DAY 2 – PANDA NATIONAL PARK BINGO/UNESCO discussions with NFGA about Panda National Park in China
  16. 16. DAY 3 – INNOVATION • Bamboo composites for drainage pipes, railway carriages and rooms • Rattan to repair broken bones • Bamboo for manufacturing of telegraph poles • Bamboo textile production • The latest developments of glues and adhesives
  17. 17. DAY 3 – GENDER  Women’s empowerment through bamboo
  18. 18. DAY 3 – CERTIFICATION Access to the global market
  19. 19. DAY 3 – PRIVATE SECTOR
  20. 20. REGISTRATION • 25 – 27 June 2018 • National Convention Centre • Need for registration of all participants • Forms available
  21. 21. Thank you www.inbar.int

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