Agriculture and the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS): How do we enable farmers to respond?

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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

Online registrations are now closed. If you wish to attend please download the PDF form and contact the
Secretariat

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Programme

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

Industry responses

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

4.15pm Close

 

Details

Date:
September 14
Time:
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Venue

Royal Society of New Zealand
11 Turnbull St
Thorndon, Wellington 6011 New Zealand
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Organizer

Jenny Taylor
Email:
secretariat@agscience.org.nz

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