Climate and Sustainability Roadmap Social Dimensions Writing Workshop

Thursday, March 10th, 2022
2:00pm-5:00pm ET | 11:00am-2:00pm PT
Held virtually on Zoom

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Registration closes March 8th, 2021

Agenda: Coming Soon!

EBRC is developing four case studies to examine the social and non-technical dimensions related to the technical advancements proposed in the Climate and Sustainability Roadmap. At this workshop, participants will explore in-depth the regulatory, societal, economic, and security issues presented by the following case studies:

  • Release of engineered algae with increased carbon capture capability in U.S. coastal waters off California
  • Application of biofertilizers based on engineered rhizobia to corn fields in the American Midwest
  • High efficiency lithium biomining in Nevada with engineered microbes
  • Engineering cattle microbiomes to reduce methane emissions in American agriculture.

Each case study draws from a technical milestone in the roadmap. The case studies were selected to highlight a broad range of outcomes and consequences of using engineering approaches to address climate and sustainability challenges. The case studies aim to serve as an opportunity to spur proactive collaboration between technical researchers, social scientists, and other stakeholders.

For more information about this workshop or the roadmap, please contact Sifang Chen ( or Becky Mackelprang (