Agriculture accounts for nearly a quarter of all global greenhouse gas emissions — and currently stands as one of the sectors without viable solutions to reduce those emissions. A major source of these agricultural emissions comes from farmland plants and microbes, which can release greenhouse gases back to the environment.
In this webinar, IGI Executive Director Brad Ringeisen and Public Impact Director Melinda Kliegman discuss how the IGI is leveraging genome editing technology to develop plant and microbial approaches to reduce agriculture emissions and accelerate biological carbon capture. This effort, part of the next generation of climate change research at the IGI, aims to develop accessible, scalable technologies to mitigate climate change. The discussion also covers ethical, equitable, and public perception concerns that come with genome editing advancements.
Watch the full 1-hour webinar below, or check out more videos from the American University Assessing Carbon Removal webinar series here.
Brad Ringeisen, Ph.D. | Executive Director, Innovative Genomics Institute
Melinda Kliegman, Ph.D. | Public Impact Director, Innovative Genomics Institute
Dr. Wil Burns | Co-Director, Institute for Carbon Removal Law & Policy at American University
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