Integration of Rubber in a broad Climate Change and Sustainability Policies, including Economic and Social Dimensions
The workshop aims to review recent research results on impacts of climate on rubber production, potential means of adaptation and contribution to mitigation of climate change, to identify knowledge and research gaps as well as recommendations for action.
Natural rubber production is impacted by climate change and needs to adapt to it. It can contribute to the adaptation of the populations that draw benefits from it. It can also play a major role in mitigation of climate change, both as a carbon sink and as an alternative to the use of synthetic products. However, natural rubber is rarely integrated in discussions on climate change at international level nor part of climate change related strategies, programs and measures.
The International Rubber Study Group (IRSG) is organizing, with the International Rubber Research and development Board (IRRDB), the CGIAR research program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA) led by CIFOR, and the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD), a digital workshop on natural rubber systems and climate change.
Chairperson: Datuk Dr Abdul Aziz b S A Kadir, Secretary General, IRRDB
Natural Rubber a strategic material for a sustainable world Salvatore Pinizzotto, IRSG
Towards circular bio-economy : a research initiative Christopher Martius, CIFOR
The Sustainable Wood for a sustainable world initiative and its relevance to the rubber and climate change agenda Michael Brady, CIFOR
FLEGT and other mechanisms to promote wood trade legality and avoided deforestation Paolo Cerutti, CIFOR
Jurisdictional approaches to land use change and managing competition between rubber sector and other uses Amy Duchelle ,CIFOR
Feedback from a rubber sector perspective (from workshop presenters), Q&A