FULLY SUBSCRIBED: Greenhouse Gas Seminar for Rural Professionals - Lincoln

Location: Tai Tapu Community Centre, 733 Old Tai Tapu Road, Lincoln, New Zealand

Date: 10/06/2021

Time: 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

This seminar is now fully subscribed. If you want to be waitlisted for this seminar or attend a future Greenhouse Gas Seminar, please contact NZIPIM at admin@nzipim.co.nz

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 the farm level.

Speakers from the New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre (NZAGRC) and AgFirst will bring you the latest on climate change science, policy settings and on-farm modelling. The seminars are facilitated by Greg Lambert, an independent agricultural research consultant and Manawatu farmer.

Topic areas covered in the seminar include:

  • Setting the scene: why reduce emissions, New Zealand's emissions profile, differences between the gases, Government reduction targets and agricultural greenhouse gas emissions policy, including He Waka Eke Noa
  • What the science says: livestock emissions and the carbon cycle, how methane and nitrous oxide are produced and where the science is at with options for reducing them as well as the latest on soil carbon
  • Farm level issues: modelling mitigation approaches at the farm level, economic impacts, what farmers can do now and what they should be thinking about in the future
  • Forestry offsets: definitions, Emissions Trading Scheme rules, permanent forests
  • Tools: what's available to estimate greenhouse gas emissions on farm

The seminar is a great opportunity for rural professionals to expand their knowledge on climate change and agriculture, aiming to put them in a better position to have more informed discussions with their farming clients. With a maximum of 20 people per workshop, spaces are limited so register now to avoid missing out!

There is no charge for attendance and non-NZIPIM members are welcome to join. Catering is provided and participants will receive a comprehensive booklet covering the seminar content.

This seminar is kindly funded by

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