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.

BIO Resources
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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
February 26, 2024
We are writing to express our strong support for the bipartisan Optimizing Research Progress Hope and New Cures (ORPHAN Cures Act). The legislation, which was introduced by Reps. John Joyce (R-PA) and Wiley Nickel (D-NC) in September,1 corrects a significant flaw in the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA…
February 23, 2024
The meeting of global trade ministers at the World Trade Organization’s 13th Ministerial Conference in Abu Dhabi offers an important opportunity to build on and strengthen the open and rules-based international trading system to support better health outcomes for people across the world and help…
February 21, 2024
The companies and workers represented by the undersigned organizations stepped up to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, investing in and creating hundreds of partnerships at an unprecedented speed and scale to leverage U.S. innovation and manufacturing capacity to create, produce and distribute critical…