You wouldn’t think it, but it’s a kind of grass. Bamboo is also one of the most rapidly growing plants on the planet, with some species growing an extraordinary 1.2 metres a day. It fixes carbon 7 to 30 per cent faster than the fastest-growing trees and, as it is particularly durable, it sequesters the carbon for longer. Growing in vast and beautiful forests – covering 22 million hectares mainly in the tropics and subtropics – it performs ecosystem services such as cleaning and retaining water in the ground and protecting soil from erosion. Used for building, flooring, furniture, paper, dishes and other kitchen implements, sleeping mats, charcoal, textiles, musical instruments, food, and even bicycle frames, bamboo is easy to cultivate in different climates and conditions, on marginal land and without the need for fertilizers.
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Healthy people in a healthy environment
Good health and well-being require a clean and harmonious environment where physical, psycho - logical, social and aesthetic factors are all given their due importance. These factors are affected by actions and choices which can secure considerable health benefits. The environment is thus not only important for its own sake, but as a resource for better living conditions and well-being.
- What we’ve agreed: the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Millennium Development Goals
- Green savings
- What young people want
- Water – the key to life
- The air we breathe
- Safer, quieter towns and cities of the future – reclaiming the streets
- Active, healthy lifestyles
- Making energy sustainable
- On the safe side
- Listen to our voices – the Bandung Declaration
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