PlantACT! - How to tackle the climate crisis

Review in the journal Trends in Plant Science
Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions have created a global climate crisis which requires immediate interventions to mitigate the negative effects on all aspects of life on this planet. As current agriculture and land use contributes up to 25% of total GHG emissions, plant scientists take center stage in finding possible solutions for a transition to sustainable agriculture and land use. In this article, the PlantACT! (Plants for climate ACTion!) initiative of plant scientists lays out a road map of how and in which areas plant scientists can contribute to finding immediate, mid-term, and long-term solutions, and what changes are necessary to implement these solutions at the personal, institutional, and funding levels.  

The Kick-off workshop of the initiative "Plant Scientists Fight Climate Change" (programme) was held at INRAE in Versailles from November 14 to 16, 2023 with the participation of Anne Krapp, NUTS team and Fabien Chardon, SATURNE team, members of IJPB.

PlantACT! members around the globe, link

PlantACT! - How to tackle the climate crisis
1st PlantACT! workshop 15/11/22

Hirt et al. PlantACT! - how to tackle the climate crisis. Trends in plant science, 3 février 2023. DOI:

Anne Krapp scientific webpage
Fabien Chardon scientific webpage