PLANTACT! - Plants for Climate Action: Growing a Resilient Society

Actions Panel

PLANTACT! - Plants for Climate Action: Growing a Resilient Society

Brought to you by the University of Cologne New York Office, the DWIH NY, and their partner organizations.

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Consulate General of Germany 871 United Nations Plaza (On 1st Avenue, corner of 49th street) New York, NY 10017

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About this event

  • 2 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

The University of Cologne New York Office cordially invites you to an evening panel featuring work from its cluster of excellence CEPLAS (Cluster of Excellence on Plant Science) and partners on the topic PlantACT! - Plants for Climate Action: Growing a Resilient Society.

This event showcases the PlantACT! initiative which brings together leading plant scientists and other stakeholders with the aim of tackling climate change challenges. From finding solutions to the future of global food production, to reducing agriculture-based emissions, PlantACT! shows research in action.

Join us on March 2nd at 6:00 PM (EST) to:

  • Hear solutions by plant scientists from both sides of the Atlantic for a transition to sustainable agriculture and land use
  • Learn how plants, soil and microbes can serve as actors for climate mitigation
  • Discover how you can get involved with PlantACT! and contribute to interdisciplinary knowledge-exchange
  • Enjoy music, and a networking reception following the panel

This event is organized in cooperation with the Permanent Mission of Germany to the UN, the German Consulate General New York, the German Center for Research and Innovation (DWIH) New York, CEPLAS Cluster of Excellence on Plant Sciences, and the German Research Foundation (DFG) North America.

Expert Workshop (by invitation only)

The evening panel takes place in conjunction with a two-day expert workshop bringing together European and North American researchers.

Thursday, March 2: 9 AM – 5 PM

Friday, March 3: 9 AM – 12 PM

If you are working in the field of plant sciences, environment, food security, or climate research and would like to actively participate in the workshop, kindly contact Dr. Eva Bosbach (eva.bosbach [at]

Health & Safety Policy

To keep all participating members safe, we kindly ask you to self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms and stay home if you feel sick. Masks are optional but recommended while in the auditorium.