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.


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Webinar 1: Setting the direction

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Tuesday, 9 June 2020, 10.30am NOTE: CHANGE IN TIME

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


session 2.jpgWebinar 2: Staying the course

Tuesday, 16 June 2020

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Chair of session Dr Andy Reisinger  
Keynote Address: Staying the course    
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


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Webinar 3: Perspectives from the land

Tuesday, 23 June 2020

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Chair of session Mark Aspin  
Dairy George Moss  Farmer 
Beef & sheep    
Mixed Craige MacKenzie Farmer Owner, Greenvale Pastures

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Webinar 4: Knowing the numbers

Tuesday, 30 June 2020

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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
Soil carbon greenhouse gas accounting Louis Schipper / Paul Mudge University of Waikato / Manaaki Whenua Landcare Research


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Webinar 5: State of science

Tuesday, 7 July

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Chair of session Dr Sinead Leahy  NZAGRC
Project Clean Cow – using a feed additive to inhibit methane production Dr Nicola Walker Principal Scientist, DSM Nutritional Products
New Zealand research progress    
Rolling out the low emissions breeding programme for sheep Dr Suzanne Rowe AgResearch


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Webinar 6: Global Perspective

Tuesday, 14 July

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Chair of session   NZAGRC
International experience of moving to a low-emissions economy    
International partnerships    
What the world is doing