Climate change isn’t just a single threat - it dramatically increases the likelihood of natural disasters, drought, food security, and deadly heat waves. It also drives dramatic shifts in our ecosystem from ocean acidification to air pollution. Climate tech aims to solve our biggest environmental challenges and mitigate –or even reverse– the effects of climate change.
What is synthetic biology’s role in combating climate change directly? How can biology help restore natural ecosystems and carbon sinks? Can we capture more CO2 with microbes and make food and fuel out of pollution? Synthetic biology is poised to be a powerful climate tech tool for protecting our planet.
Applications: Climate Tech