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Bamboo for Carbon Neutrality in Rural Areas: Call for Case Studies on the Innovation and Practices in Carbon Reduction and Low-Carbon Development in and around World Heritage Sites
Sharing Session on Selected Case Studies
To contribute to China’s efforts in attaining the “Dual Carbon Goals” and to further promote carbon reduction and low-carbon development in and around World Heritage Sites, on 25 May 2023, UNESCO and International Bamboo and Rattan Organization (INBAR) will jointly organize The Bamboo for Carbon Neutrality in Rural Areas: Call for Case Studies on the Innovation and Practices in Carbon Reduction and Low-Carbon Development in and around World Heritage Sites Sharing Session on Selected Case Studies to demonstrate the important role of bamboo in mitigating and adapting to climate change, as well as providing innovative ideas and good practices for nature-based sustainable development. The sharing session will be open the public, we look forward to your participation!
A special highlight of the sharing session is that it gathers entities and individuals from different professional backgrounds across China for interdisciplinary, constructive and innovative discussions on carbon reduction and low-carbon development. World Heritage Sites and park managers from Sichuan, Guizhou, Anhui, and Beijing will share their practices and proposals for integrating the concept of low-carbon development in conservation and management work in the field. Shunchang in Fujian Province and Anji in Zhejiang Province as two prominent bamboo hometowns will share their market-based explorations in bamboo forest carbon sink development. The sharing session will also invite designers, educators, and living heritage bearers to introduce their creative works and innovative projects using or inspired by bamboo or “Hometowns of Bamboo” that incorporate sustainable development thinking. Additionally, the sharing session will also present a series of imaginative art works by students on the theme of “Bamboo for Carbon Neutrality in Rural Areas” that reflect the young generation’s sense of responsibility and ownership of sustainable development.
The Call for Case Studies on “Bamboo for Carbon Neutrality in Rural Areas: Innovation and Practices in Carbon Reduction and Low-Carbon Development in and around World Heritage Sites” was organized from August to October 2022 drawing on 4 themes: “Fostering of low-carbon and sustainable environment at World Heritage site”, “Development of low-carbon cultural tourism products and concepts”, “Education programmes for youth on sustainable management and low-carbon development of World Heritage site” and “Communication of the culture and its values of the World Heritage site”. Out of the 89 case studies received from 37 entities / individuals from 16 provinces, a final list of 15 case studies (Click here to view the finalists) were selected. These 15 selected case studies are introduced in the Bamboo for Carbon Neutrality in Rural Areas: Collection of Selected Studies, which was launched by UNESCO in April, in the following 4 categories: Recognition of Tested Practice, Recognition of Innovation, Recognition of Youth Engagement (Video Introduction), and Recognition of Action in World Heritage Sites.