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Agriculture and the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS): How do we enable farmers to respond?
September 14 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
8.45am Welcome introduction: Dr Jim Salinger/Rod Oram
Political Roundup – Policy
9.00am Ms Kiri Allan, MP, Labour Party (speaking on behalf of Hon Damien O’Connor)
How Government plans to reduce emissions from agriculture? Where is Government going on its Zero Carbon Act?
9.20am Gareth Hughes, Green Party
How the Green Party plans to reduce emissions from agriculture?
9.40am Hon Nathan Guy, National Party
How the National Party plans to reduce emissions from agriculture?
Entry of agriculture to the Emissions Trading Scheme
10.00am Simon Upton, Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment
How do you see the responsibility of your office in regard to protecting the New Zealand environment in the context of having agriculture enter the ETS
10.20am Penny Nelson, Deputy Director-General – Policy & Trade, Ministry for Primary Industries
The role of the Ministry for Primary Industries in creating policy for dealing with agricultural greenhouse gases
10.40am to 11.00am – Morning Tea
11.00am Dr Philip Wiles, The Biological Emissions Reference Group (BERG)
BERG – agreeing an evidence base for mitigation of agricultural biological emissions
11.20am Dr Kennedy Graham, NZ Centre for Global Studies
The challenge of balancing politics, public good and land use options in regard to managing the ETS and transforming agriculture
Finding agricultural solutions
11.40am Mark Aspin, General Manager, Pastoral Greenhouse Gas Research Consortium (PGgRc)
Perspective of how the pastoral sector is being assisted with science to respond to greenhouse gas challenges
12.00noon Dr Robyn Dynes, Scientist, AgResearch
How farm management can be used to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
12.20pm to 1.00pm – Lunch
1.00pm Paul McGill, Innovation Manager, Landcorp Farming
The current challenges for Landcorp Farming in joining the Emission Trading Scheme
1.20pm Andrew Hoggard, National Vice President, Federated Farmers
The current challenge for farmers in joining the Emission Trading Scheme
1.40pm Dr David Burger, Strategy & Investment Leader Responsible Dairy, DairyNZ
What is the dairy sector doing to tackle our emissions?
2.00pm Victoria Lamb, Environment Policy Manager, Beef+Lamb
How we are going to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions in the beef and lamb sector
2.20pm Dr Alison Stewart, CEO, Foundation for Arable Research
How we are going to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions in the cropping sector
2.40pm Richard Palmer, Deputy CEO, Horticulture New Zealand
How we are going to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions in the horticulture sector
3.00pm Carolyn Mortland, Director of Social Responsibility and Sustainability, Fonterra
How is the partnership with Fonterra and the Ministry for the Environment – roadmap to a low emissions future – going to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions?
3.20pm Discussion and Q&A
4.00pm Rod Oram – Closing Remarks