Gene Editing for the Climate: Biological Solutions for Curbing Greenhouse Emissions

EST
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Video Webinar

Public investments in research and development that aim to cut greenhouse gas emissions to date have focused heavily on physics and chemistry. It’s time for biology to play a much bigger role. Recent breakthroughs in gene editing are unlocking vast opportunities to mitigate climate change. They range from enhancing the efficiency of photosynthesis to reducing methane emissions from cows to optimizing crops for biofuel production, and much more. A broad, coordinated effort across the U.S. government, in close collaboration with agriculture, industry, international partners, and the public should move these solutions forward.

Join ITIF for a presentation of a new report on gene-edited solutions for climate change and a panel discussion on the implications of these technologies.

 

09/15/2020 12:0009/15/2020 13:00America/New_YorkITIF Event: Gene Editing for the Climate: Biological Solutions for Curbing Greenhouse EmissionsVideo WebinarMore information: https://itif.org/events/2020/09/15/gene-editing-climate-biological-solutions-curbing-greenhouse-emissionsMM/DD/YYYY
Speakers: 
David M. Hart
Senior Fellow
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Moderator
Val Giddings
Senior Fellow
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Presenter
Robert Rozansky
Former Senior Policy Analyst
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Presenter
Pamela Ronald
Professor
Dept. of Plant Pathology and the Genome Center, UC Davis
Panelist
Scott Knight
Head of Genome Editing and Yield, Disease & Quality Research
Bayer Crop Science
Panelist