The Role of Synthetic Biology in Atmospheric Greenhouse Gas Reduction:
Prospects and Challenges
On December 3rd and 4th, 2019, Boston University hosted a workshop aimed at assessing the extent to which Synthetic and Systems Biology (SSB) can contribute to addressing the climate change challenge. A small group of thought leaders gathered to discuss the extent to which SSB can contribute to reduction in the atmospheric CO2 concentration, and the potential direct and indirect responses such approaches might provoke.
Participants included leaders in ethics, science, policy and economics, reflecting a broad spectrum of complex challenges and potential benefits of biologically driven CDR.
This workshop was supported in part by a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and by the Graduate Program in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology, and the College of Engineering at Boston University