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.


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