Natural rubber and climate change: a policy paper

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Key messages

  • There are no sustainable alternatives to natural rubber, which is used in many products.
  • Climate change is already impacting the cultivation of rubber trees.
  • Farmers need to adapt their systems to safeguard the production of natural rubber.
  • Natural rubber has considerable potential to mitigate climate change.
  • Natural rubber can contribute to a forest-based circular bioeconomy.
Authors: Pinizzotto, S.; Kadir, A.A.S.A.; Gitz, V.; Sainte-Beuve, J.; Nair, L.; Gohet, E.; Penot, E.; Meybeck, A.
Subjects: rubber, plantations, climate change, nontimber forest products, economic impact, rubber plants
Publication type: FTA Brief, Publication
Year: 2021

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