Webinar series 2020: Towards a low-emissions future

We are pleased to present Towards a low-emissions future – a webinar series that replaces the 2020 New Zealand Agricultural Climate Change Conference, which was cancelled due to the COVID-19 response.

Towards a low-emissions future comprises six one-hour webinars presented at weekly intervals via Zoom.

Speakers and topics from the original conference programme will feature in the series. Each webinar comprises up to three presentations (most are pre-recorded) followed by a live moderated Q&A session with the presenters.

To register, click the link beneath the webinar of interest in the programme below. Note, it is necessary to register for each webinar of interest individually, so that a Zoom link to connect to each session can be emailed to you.

Past webinars are posted below with a link to the video file (posted on YouTube).

We are working through the questions from each of the webinars and coordinating responses to each of them. The full record will be posted here as soon as they are available.


Past webinars

Webinar 1: Setting the direction

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Chair of session Dr John Roche Chief Science Advisor, Ministry for Primary Industries
Keynote Address: Setting the direction Hon. Damien O'Connor Minister for Agriculture 
Policy in practice: Where are we heading?    
Forestry’s role in offsetting emissions Julie Collins Deputy Director-General, Te Uru Rākau


Questions & Answers -- coming soon

Webinar 2: Staying the course

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Chair of session Dr Andy Reisinger  Ministry for the Environment
Keynote Address: Staying the course Hon James Shaw Minister for Climate Change 
New Zealand Climate Change Commission Rod Carr Chair of the New Zealand Climate Change Commission
He Waka Eke Noa: Joint Action Plan on Primary Sector Emissions Michael Ahie Chair of the He Waka Eke Noa Steering Group


Questions & Answers -- coming soon

Webinar 3: Perspectives from the land

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Chair of session Mark Aspin Pastoral Greenhouse Gas Research Consortium
Dairy George Moss  Farmer 
Beef & sheep  Rick Burke Farmer, Pukekauri 
Mixed Craige MacKenzie Farmer Owner, Greenvale Pastures


Webinar 4: Knowing the numbers

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Chair of session Dr Harry Clark  NZAGRC Director
Overseer: one of New Zealand’s on-farm tools Caroline Read Overseer Chief Executive
Step Change Project  Dana Carver DairyNZ
Dairy Industry update Andrew Kempson Fonterra
Beef and sheep Industry progress Jeremy Baker Beef + Lamb NZ
Measuring soil carbon stocks and stock changes: farm to national scale Louis Schipper / Paul Mudge University of Waikato / Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research

pdf 4_Knowing the numbers_OverseerFM.pdf

pdf 4_Knowing the numbers_DairyNZ.pdf (0.52MB)

Questions & Answers -- coming soon

Webinar 5: State of science

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Chair of session Dr Sinead Leahy  NZAGRC

Methane Inhibitor Strategies for Pasture Based Farming Systems

Dr Nicola Walker Principal Scientist, DSM Nutritional Products
Anti-methanogen vaccine  Dr Peter Janssen AgResearch 
Rolling out the low emissions breeding programme for sheep Dr Suzanne Rowe AgResearch


Questions & Answers -- coming soon


Webinar 6: Global Perspective

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Chair of session  Jeroen Dijkman NZAGRC
International experience of moving to a low-emissions economy  Lord Deben Chair of UK Climate Change Commission 
Global supply and sustainability Dr Jeremy Hill Fonterra 
 International partnerships   Hayden Montgomery  Special Representative, Global Research Alliance


Question and answers -- coming soon