As the largest owner of commercial bamboo plantations globally, EcoPlanet Bamboo is leading the industrialization of bamboo as a viable and environmentally attractive alternative fiber for timber manufacturing industries globally.
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This expanded area will enable the landscape scale restoration of a highly degraded ecosystem in a commercially viable manner. Remnant forest patches and native vegetation are conserved, and a full canopy cover established, securing critical ecosystem functions while also providing sufficient raw fiber to develop an integrated and sustainable bio-based economy. Sustainable Development Arm of EcoPlanet Bamboo. Citadel, Property Frontiers & EcoPlanet Bamboo's Bamboo Bond. EcoPlanet Laboratories research and product development center. Ecoplanet Bamboo Group. Winner of the U.S.
EcoPlanet Bamboo Works To Ensure. EcoPlanet Bamboo Central America Project. The EcoPlanet Bamboo Central America Project is a reforestation project, utilizing native bamboo (Guadua aculeata), for the regeneration of degraded pasture lands on the Atlantic coast of Nicaragua.
G. aculeata has the potential to not only address global climate change through its fast sequestration rate of atmospheric carbon, but if combined with value added processing has the potential to address the global trend of deforestation through the provision of a sustainable alternative to traditional timber sources. When Business is Good for the Environment EcoPlanet Bamboo in Nicaragua. EcoPlanet Bamboo Nicaragua's Technology.
EcoPlanet Bamboo Expands In Ghana, Promises To Restore Degraded Ecosystem. (3BL Media/Justmeans) - Africa is a global leader in deforestation.
According to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the African continent loses over four million hectares (9.9 million acres) of natural forest every year, which is twice as much the global average. To help fight the problem with a dose of 'conscious capitalism', business and environmentalists alike believe bamboo plantations can make a valuable contribution, on an environmental, social as well as economic level. Bamboo plantations are seen by many as a viable, sustainable source of source of fiber for timber industries that often harvest their raw materials from forests.
In other words, it can help fight deforestation by creating a sustainable, economically appealing alternative. The company says this expanded area will help restore a highly degraded ecosystem in a commercially viable manner. Innovation in Investments Forum, 14th World Forestry Congress. The XIV World Forestry Congress continued on Thursday morning with two special events and a joint session with the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
During the Innovation and Investment Forum, four different panels discussed: investing in forestry, land, trees and biomass; transformative strategies and innovations to engender more sustainable production and consumption in the emerging bio-economy; innovative financing strategies and partnerships with other sectors to produce game-changing results in the marketplace; and looking at innovations to garner consumer support. Panelists provided examples of, inter-alia: government policies and frameworks to support sustainable forestry sectors; access to markets and barriers to commercialization of technologies; private sector efforts in reforestation; innovations and trends in food security, bio-polymers and biotech; and creating products that will increase customers’ environmentally conscious consumption.
Growing Bamboo, Sustaining Community. Growing Bamboo: A Private Sector Approach to REDD+ By Troy Wiseman, CEO of EcoPlanet Bamboo 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.
Although project level benefits may be significant, so long as demand continues and a thriving market provides attractive returns on the harvesting of natural forests, leakage is inevitable, and truly quantifiable REDD+ in many nations will be hard to achieve. The math is simple: plantation forests still supply only a fraction of our fuel and fiber needs, and without an alternative, at the global scale the degradation will continue, although the actual location may shift. BBC Radio 4's Green Gold - The Bamboo Boom. The 2014 Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE) Winners.
On December 9, 2014, Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Catherine Novelli presented the Secretary of State's 2014 Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE) to EcoPlanet Bamboo Group in Nicaragua, Wagner Asia Equipment, LLC in Mongolia, and The Coca-Cola Company in the Philippines.
The annual award recognizes U.S. The Bamboo Bond. EcoPlanet Bamboo aims to make alternative timber big business. This story originally appeared on BusinessGreen.
"People think bamboo is a joke," said Troy Wiseman, chief executive and co-founder of EcoPlanet Bamboo. But the strides his company has made in commercializing the quick-growing grass as a sustainable means of tackling deforestation and resource shortages show bamboo yet could become a serious business. Serial entrepreneur Wiseman founded EcoPlanet in 2010 to "solve the deforestation problems of the Fortune 500 companies" by providing an alternative fiber for timber-based products, including clothing, paper and sanitary products, that would end their reliance on trees from old-growth forests.
"70 million old-growth trees are cut down every year from natural boreal and tropical forests to make the clothing we wear," Wiseman said. "Companies like Marks & Spencer, H&M, Patagonia, Zara, etc., understand that there's a problem, that the fiber supply is getting smaller by the day. And despite what people might think, that's no laughing matter.