byHeribert Hirt, Salim Al-Babili, et al., Manuel Aranda
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.
greenhouse gas emissionsClimate Changeagriculturefood safetywater use effeciencynitrogen use efficiencycarbon sequestration