New Zealand Agricultural Climate Change Conference 2019


Over 260 agricultural climate change focussed scientists, policy makers, farmers and industry representatives made the trip to the Palmerston North Convention Centre to attend the 2019 Agricultural Climate Change Conference. The two days provided an excellent opportunity to reflect on the role that NZ can play in meeting the challenges of climate change.

The two days included 20 presentations from NZ experts in their fields. Time was also set aside for panel discussions and questions from the floor.

Programme for the two day NZACCC conference: pdf (0.67MB)

Topics and speakers as follows:

Title  Speaker  PDF

General introduction to the challenges raised by climate change

John Roche (MPI) pdf(5.97MB)
What are NZ's current emissions and what is the future forecast? How are we tracking? Andrea Brandon (MFE) pdf  (2.08MB)
How will agricultural in NZ be impacted by climate change? Andrew Tait (NIWA) pdf  (2.87MB)
Attitudes to climate change - Nielsen survey results 2009-2019 Wendy Stockwell (Nielsen) pdf  (2.79MB)
Adaptation - Climate Change Adaptation Technical Working Group conclusions  Judy Lawrence (VUW) pdf  (0.99MB)
Adaptation knowledge: what is known, not known and needed? Nick Cradock-Henry (MW-LCR) pdf  (2.61MB)
A view from the ground - what actions are farmers taking? Anders Crofoot (Farmer) pdf  (1.82MB)
What will regional councils need to do? James Palmer (HBRC) pdf(0.85MB)
What is the Government's approach to adaptation in agriculture? Nicky Ablitt N/A
DAY 2:     
Title Speaker PDF
Ministerial Address Hon Damien O'Connor pdf  (0.09MB)
Reflections on a decade of leadership of global agricultural mitigation research Hayden Montgomery (GRA) pdf  (6.38MB)
ICCC current thinking David Prentice (ICCC) pdf  (2.25MB)
Challenges faced by Maori Tanira Kingi (Scion) pdf  (3.86MB)
What can farmers do now? Victoria Lamb (Beef & Lamb NZ) pdf3.22MB)
What is industry doing? Hamish Reid (Synlait) pdf  (17.20MB)
What new solutions are in the pipeline? Peter Janssen (AgResearch), Di Hong (Lincoln) TBC
Land use change as a mitigation option Suzi Kerr (Motu) pdf  (0.65MB)
The challenges of estimating greenhouse gases on farm Phil Journeaux (AgFirst), Cecile de Klein (AgResearch) pdf  (2.08MB) 
The role of carbon sinks - trees/soil carbon Louis Schipper (UW), Tim Payn (Scion) pdf  (1.78MB)