PlantACT! - how to tackle the climate crisis

Trends Plant Sci. 2023 May;28(5):537-543. doi: 10.1016/j.tplants.2023.01.005. Epub 2023 Feb 3.


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.

Keywords: agriculture; carbon sequestration; climate change; food safety; greenhouse gas emission; nitrogen use efficiency; water use efficiency.

Publication types

  • Review
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Agriculture*
  • Climate Change
  • Greenhouse Effect
  • Greenhouse Gases* / analysis
  • Plants


  • Greenhouse Gases