New Zealand Agricultural Climate Change Conference 2021

On 1 & 2 June 2021, the NZAGRC will lead a two-day conference on the latest research and policy developments and implementation actions being undertaken to reduce agricultural greenhouse gases in New Zealand.

The conference is aimed at government, science and primary sector leaders and practitioners interested in the agricultural greenhouse gas and climate change policy developments and latest research on reducing agricultural greenhouse gas emissions.

The conference is free to attend but registration is required.  Spaces are limited so register early. 

There will be a conference dinner, which will be paid by the delegate as part of registration, and will run as long as there are sufficient numbers.

Registration for the conference is now open.
Click HERE to register.

 

Programme outline

Time Address title  
8:50 am Welcome address Steve Thomspon, NZAGRC Chair
9:00 am Scene setting around the climate change policy to support domestic and international goals Hon. James Shaw, Minister for Climate Change
9:35 am International story  
10:10 am Keynote address  
10:45 am Break  
11:10 am He Pou a Rangi – the New Zealand Climate Change Commission Rod Carr, Climate Change Commission Chairperson
11:45 am He Waka Eke Noa: Primary Sector Climate Action Partnership Kelly Forster, Program Director, He Waka Eke Noa
12:20 pm International story: Ireland Dale Crammond, Agricultural Inspector, Climate Change and Bioenergy Division 
12:50 pm Networking lunch  
2:05 pm Panel: New Zealand products on the global stage

How is New Zealand’s primary sector making changes based on domestic – and more importantly international – market pressures to supply low emissions products? How are NZ suppliers positioning themselves to respond?
Lee Stewart, Fonterra

Sirma Karapeeva, Meat Industry Association

Rachel Depree, Zespri
3:35 pm Break  
4:00 pm The importance of international collaboration: the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases  Andrew Campbell, ACIAR, GRA Chair
4:25 pm New Zealand initiatives to support the GRA Phil Houlding, MPI
4:50 pm Wrap up  
     
Time Address title  
8:50 am Welcome Ray Smith, MPI Director-General
9:00 am Scene setting address Hon. Damien O'Connor, Minister of Agriculture
9:20 am Keynote address: Climate change challenges for the New Zealand agricultural sector Dr Anne-Gaelle Ausseil, MWLR
9:50 am    
10:15 am    
10:35 am Break  
10:55 am Joining up New Zealand’s research efforts Dr Gerald Rys, Ministry for Primary Industries
11:25 am Reducing agricultural greenhouse gas emissions – where is the science taking us? DSM
  Methane inhibitors Michael Lakeman, CH4 Global 
11:55 am Reducing agricultural greenhouse gas emissions – where is the science taking us? Dan Brier, GM B+LNZ Genetics
  Animal breeding  Lorna McNaughton, LIC
     
12:15 pm Networking lunch   
1:45 pm Reducing agricultural greenhouse gas emissions – where is the science taking us? Hong Di, Lincoln
  Nitrous oxide inhibitors Paul Newton, AgResearch
     
2:15 pm Reducing agricultural greenhouse gas emissions – where is the science taking us?  
  Feeds & other options  
2:45 pm Reducing agricultural greenhouse gas emissions – where is the science taking us? Zero Emissions Livestock Project 
  Options on the horizon  
     
3:15 pm Break  
3:40 pm What about soil carbon? Peter Millard, Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research
4:10 pm The challenge of afforestation: the role of forestry in offsetting New Zealand’s emissions  
4:35 pm Wrap up  

Members