Addressing Climate Change

Biotechnology is bringing us climate-smart technologies to recycle carbon, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and strengthen the resilience of agriculture and food production. Explore the resources and news updates on this page to learn BIO’s work for policy that allows biotech to reach its full potential as climate-tech.

Explore BIO's Impact at COP

Discover how BIO is shaping the future at the Conference of the Parties (COP). Uncover our commitment to sustainability, innovation, and global collaboration in the biotech industry. Join us in navigating the intersection of science, policy, and environmental stewardship at COP.

Bold Goals for Biotechnology: Promoting continued innovation and progress in the bioeconomy

BIO wholeheartedly supports the Biden administration’s Executive Order and its related “Bold Goals for U.S. Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing.” We urge action to operationalize those goals.

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BIO’s Climate Report

Examining biotechnology's contributions to addressing the climate crisis.

Climate Policy Innovation Series: Food & Ag Systems

Climate Policy Innovation Series: Food & Ag Systems

Discover policies backing agri-innovation for eco-friendly farming and secure food supply.

Biotech Crops Are Driving Global Solutions to Climate Change

Climate Policy Innovation Series: Fueling the Energy Transition

Discover effective regulations to drive innovation across tech stages: research, development, demo, and deployment.

BIO Advocate Toolkit

Top BIO News Stories on Climate

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ICBA partners with its national authorities and international organizations to overcome global challenges.

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BIO supports the Growing Climate Solutions Act (GCSA) (S. 1251/H.R. 2820), which will foster sustainability and economic resiliency in agriculture and preserve America’s rich environmental diversity.


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In recent years, America’s position as the global leader in new technologies has come under attack. As countries race to secure access to these technologies, governments are working to weaken global rules and international organizations, instead of investing in innovation.

Letters, Comments & Testimony
May 9, 2024
BIO comments on a proposed rule to restrict planting of GE organisms on national wildlife refuge lands. 
January 18, 2024
BIO and the American Seed Trade Association submitted comments on USDA-APHIS' proposed exemptions of five types of genetic modifications a plant can contain and be exempt from regulations for the movement of organisms modified or produced through genetic engineering because the modifications could…
September 11, 2023
BIO joined with other groups in writing House and Senate Agriculture Committee leaders in support of agricultural research (FFAR) funding in the farm bill.