The Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research recently announced a new project that aims to use biomedical research to mitigate the effects of climate change. The Whitehead Initiative on Biology, Health, and Climate Change (WIBHC) will focus on developing new technologies and approaches to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve resilience to the impacts of climate change.

WIBHC will explore microbial ecosystems, plant biology, and biotechnology, to develop new tools and strategies that can help reduce the negative impact of climate change–and support human health. 

According to the project’s principal investigator, Dr. Mary Gehring,
“[b]y bringing together researchers from different fields, we hope to identify novel solutions that can be translated into real-world applications.”

Leveraging scientific knowledge and expertise, researchers can develop new solutions that can help create a more sustainable world. Read more here.