FULLY SUBSCRIBED - Palmerston North - Greenhouse Gas Seminar for Rural Professionals

Location: The Chalet, Centennial Drive, Hokowhitu, Palmerston North, New Zealand

Date: 19/02/2020

Time: 9:00 AM-4:30 PM

This seminar is designed to expand rural professionals' understanding of climate change, why agricultural greenhouse gas emissions are important in New Zealand, how they can be estimated within the farm system, and how emissions can be reduced at farm level.

Speakers from the New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre and AgFirst will bring you the latest in scientific understanding on climate change, and on the application and modelling of on-farm greenhouse gases. The seminars will be facilitated by Greg Lambert, an independent agricultural research consultant and Manawatu farmer.

The seminar is a great opportunity for rural professionals to expand their knowledge in the area of on-farm greenhouse gases as well as being in a better position to have more informed discussions with their farming clients. With a maximum number of 20 people per workshop, spaces are limited so don't miss out.

Topics areas to be covered during the seminar include;

  • Setting the scene: Why reduce emissions, New Zealand's emissions profile, differences between absolute emissions and emissions intensity, long-lived and short-lived gases
  • Farm level issues: Modelling mitigation approaches, likely economic impacts
  • Forestry offsets: Definition, ETS accounting rules, absolute versus averaging
  • What the science says: Livestock emissions and the carbon cycle, how methane and nitrous oxide emissions are produced, options for reducing them on farms now and in the future
  • Soil carbon: Stocks vs rates of change, evidence base and management practices
  • Tools: What's available to estimate greenhouse gas emissions on farm

For more information please contact admin@nzipim.co.nz or call 04 939 9134.

5 CPD hours

Kindly funded by:

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