Carbon – the science and the sense

Tuesday, 28th June, Palmerston North – AgHort Lecture Block, Riddet Road, Turitea Campus, Massey University

A one-day Forum aimed at clarifying some issues regarding ‘carbon’, carbon cycling, stocks and flows, and carbon equivalence (for example in greenhouse gas, soil organic matter or trees) that have led to confusion and lack of buy-in by the public and primary industries to the intentions of an emission trading scheme (ETS).

The goal of the carbon day will be to build on the basis of better public understanding of the carbon cycle (and carbon equivalence) to identify how New Zealand can advocate a strategy to manage ‘carbon’, to assist in sectors’ decision-making around the effective management of carbon and all its implications to encourage NZ industry and public to ensure that resources are used more efficiently.

Time

Event

Chair

Speaker

09.30

Registration & coffee

 

 

10.00

Welcome

 

Stephen Goldson, VP RSNZ

10.10

Global risk management

Andy Reisinger NZAGRC

Martin Manning, Victoria University

11.00

NZ’s equivalent of hot air

 

Phil Scadden, GNS

11.50

Discussion

 

 

12.15

Lunch

 

 

13.00

The sense

Alec Mackay AgResearch

James Palmer, MAF

13.30

Carbon in Agriculture

 

Tony Parsons, Massey University

14.20

Carbon in Forestry

 

Denis Hocking

14.40

Carbon in credits

 

Ben Coleman, Westpac

15.00

Afternoon Tea

 

 

15.20

Green Paper

Brent Clothier NZSSS

(Scribe, Rowarth)

16.30

Refreshments

 

 

A Primary Resources Forum supported by the Royal Society of New Zealand, Biological and Life Sciences Advisory Panel, The New Zealand Agricultural Green House Gas Centre, and Massey Agriculture.

For further information, please contact: Jacqueline Rowarth

For Registration, please contact: Sandra Dunkinson