Building our Biofuture: Policy issues and opportunities for next generation biotechnologies

Panel 2 – Agrifood and Environmental Resilience

Apr 22, 2024 | 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM


Deteriorating soil health, rising temperatures and declining biodiversity are contributing to the growing environmental and food crises. How best to mobilise next generation biotechnology for these challenges? How to do so in a safe and synergistic way with nature-based solutions? What are the key drivers that will shape the deployment of biotechnology solutions and are our governance systems ready? This panel will explore the role next generation biotechnologies could play in addressing these – touching on innovations like soil microbiome engineering and lab-grown proteins – but also the policy challenges and the international efforts underway in the space.