Global Plant Council: Plant Research to Save the Planet – University of Copenhagen

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06 October 2009

Global Plant Council: Plant Research to Save the Planet

A Global Plant Council was formed this summer as part of a historic and groundbreaking summit of major plant science societies from around the world.

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Twenty one scientists representing 13 plant science societies gathered in Honolulu in July 2009 at a summit organized by the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) to explore ways in which plant scientists can come together to address global concerns such as world hunger, energy, climate change, health and well-being, sustainability, and environmental protection.

The mission of the Global Plant Council will be to define and engage in coordinated strategies to address these critical issues and to increase awareness of the central role of plant science in their resolution.

The shared vision and unified effort of plant scientists from all regions of the world will enable the most effective use of knowledge and resources to tackle the major challenges confronting all nations in the 21st century.

The Council was formed at the First Strategic Summit of Plant Science Societies, July 15-26, 2009, Hawaii Convention Center, Honolulu, Hawaii. Tom Hamborg Nielsen from Bio4Bio represented the Scandinavain Plant Physiology Society, SPPS at the summit.

The summit had scientists representing societies from North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australasia, and South America.

Read more in the press release about the the Global Plant Council here.