Global Bamboo and Rattan Congress 2018

Congress Time
25-27 June, 2018

Congress Venue
Beijing, China
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The International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation (INBAR) together with the State Forestry Administration of China (SFA) will hold the 1st ever Global Bamboo and Rattan Congress 2018. On 25-27 June 2018, ministers, government officials, scientists, conservationists, educators, and business leaders will come together to address these pressing global issues.

Bamboo and rattan are strategic resources for sustainable development however their full potential has yet to be exploited. INBAR will draw on 20 years of experience to bring together our 43 Member States to promote bamboo and rattan’s role in achieving the global sustainable development agenda. BARC2018 aims to provide a platform for south-south and south-south-north cooperation to shape future policies, build foundations for new partnerships and initiatives.

Under the principle of fairness, equality, openness and transparency, INBAR welcomes you to join us at this momentous event to drive the substantial potentials of bamboo and rattan in enhancing South-South Cooperation, improving Green Development and contributions to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals including climate change mitigation and adaption.

Join us at BARC2018!


Hans Friederich, Director General of INBAR

Welcome to BARC.

Thank you for visiting our website, and welcome to the Global Bamboo and Rattan Congress 2018: the first international, policy-focused dialogue and knowledge sharing platform about bamboo and rattan.

Bamboo and rattan are strategic natural resources with the potential to contribute to green growth and sustainable development. They are also excellent tools for South-South Cooperation – an important aspect of INBAR’s work, as 42 of our 43 Member States are from the Global South.

After celebrating our 20th Anniversary on 6 November 2017, 2018 is a momentous year to share our achievements and discuss the way forward. Bamboo and rattan already make a huge difference in the efforts of our Member States to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, but there is more work to be done. In particular, there scope for governments, international organisations and the private sector to work together more effectively to fully realize the astonishing potential of bamboo and rattan.

We welcome you to join us in China from 25 - 27 June 2018 at the National Convention Center in Beijing to take part in a global conversation about substantial and unique contributions that bamboo and rattan make for the 2030 sustainable development agenda.


The International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation (INBAR) is a multilateral development organisation that supports its 43 Member States to include bamboo and rattan in their sustainable development action plans and green economy strategies. We promote innovative ways of using bamboo and rattan to improve rural livelihoods, protect the environment, and address climate change and issues of international trade and standards.

The State Forestry Administration of the People’s Republic of China (SFA) is in charge of national forestry affairs, as well as wetlands. The SFA is responsible for organising, coordinating, and supervising ecological construction, desertification prevention, afforestation and other relevant work in the forestry sector dealing with climate change and the protection of biodiversity.

For more information, please visit the official INBAR website


Enhancing South-South Cooperation for Green Development through Bamboo and Rattan's Contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals


Key Topics on The Agenda

2030 Agenda of UN SDGs and Bamboo and Rattan

  • Poverty reduction
  • Green economy development
  • Housing and urban development
  • Sustainable production and consumption
  • Land degradation and management
  • Green infrastructure

South- South Cooperation and Belt and Road Initiative

  • Policy making
  • South-south-north partnership development
  • Greening the belt and road
  • Global Assessment of Bamboo and Rattan (GABAR)
  • Knowledge sharing, technology transfer, capacity building and training

Bamboo and Rattan for Climate Change and Green Growth

  • Mitigation and adaptation
  • Renewable energy
  • Zero-carbon construction materials
  • Carbon capture and storage (CCS)
  • Rapid landscape restoration
  • REDD+
  • Carbon trade

Technology Innovations and Industry Development

  • Sustainable forest management
  • New material technology
  • Bamboo biomass energy
  • Standards
  • Certification
  • Construction
  • Pulp and paper
  • Textiles
  • Value chain of industry
  • Market and trade
  • Industry policies
  • SMEs
  • Regional development
  • Eco-tourism industry
  • Eco-culture and eco-civilization
  • Gender equality and empowerment


Bamboo and rattan can provide practical and rapid solutions to the challenges faced by millions of communities in countries around the world. But if they are to deliver real impact, these remarkable plants’ benefits need to be recognized by planners and policy makers.

That’s where you come in.

At BARC2018, you can expect to:


  • Ministers
  • Academic experts
  • NGOs
  • Government officials
  • Business leaders


  • Access cutting-edge research
  • Share best practices
  • Learn about different applications for bamboo and rattan, from traditional tools handicrafts to high-tech innovations


  • Expand your business operations internationally
  • Lay the foundation for future collaborations
  • Network with like-minded researchers and practitioners


  • Access to key planners and policy makers
  • Take part in the global conversation about bamboo and rattan
  • Shape development policies

In June 2018, the Global Bamboo and Rattan Congress will set the direction and define a road map for green development through bamboo and rattan.