New Zealand Agricultural Climate Change Conference 2019


Over 260 agricultural climate change focused 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)


Summary of the speeches: pdf (0.18MB)


Videos of speeches on YouTube: 



Topics, speakers and PDF presentations as follows:


DAY 1:      
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 agriculture 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(2.86MB)
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 and Lamb NZ) pdf  (3.22MB)
What is industry doing?   Hamish Reid (Synlait) pdf  (17.20MB)
What new solutions are in the pipeline?   Peter Janssen (AgResearch), Di Hong (Lincoln) pdf  (2.15MB)
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   Loius Schipper (UW), Tim Payn (Scion) pdf  (1.78MB)