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Carbon Forestry 2022 Programme

9 - 10 August 2022, Rotorua, New Zealand

DAY ONE

Tuesday, 9th August 2022

Timezone: NZDT
SESSION 1: OUR CARBON FORESTRY INDUSTRY - INTERNATIONAL AND LOCAL OVERVIEW AND POLITICAL CONTEXT

11:00am

Registration and exhibits open

12:20pm

Welcome and introduction by conference hosts – Innovatek

Chair: John Stulen, Innovatek

12:30pm

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION - "How Carbon Markets Will Affect International Forestry Investment"

David Brand, CEO, New Forests, Australia

1:10pm

The Climate Change Commission’s Advice on the ETS and the Role of Forestry 

The Climate Change Commission made several recommendations on forests in its first advice to the Government, Ināia tonu nei: a low emissions future for Aotearoa. This session will look the advice the Commission is required to provide annually on the ETS and the role forestry plays in preparing that advice.

Stephen Walter, General Manager, Sector Analysis Climate Change Commission

2:00pm

Forestry ETS Update

Changes to the ETS for forestry and how they are progressing – what participants need to know and what they need to be thinking about. The presentation will include a brief update on related Government initiatives.

Oliver Hendrickson, Director Forestry and Land Management, Te Uru Rākau – New Zealand Forest Service

2:30pm

Supporting Farmers to Meet their Future Emission Targets: A Banking Perspective

Dana Muir, Head of Natural Capital, BNZ

2:40pm

PANEL SESSION: The Future Carbon Landscape

How carbon forestry may play out longer term

3:00pm

Coffee break & networking

SESSION 2: INDUSTRY GROWTH ISSUES & LAND USE CHALLENGES IN THE SHORT TERM

Session Chair: Sean Weaver

3:40pm

Carbon Forestry Perspectives from a Commercial Operator

  • A considered land use approach to rotational and carbon forestry
  • Key examples of identifying appropriate land for Forestry and agricultural outcomes

Colin Jacobs, General Manager, Dryland carbon

4:10pm

Carbon Forestry and Farming - land use issues and challenges on a small island

  • Simple solutions for complex problems are usually wrong
  • Carbon and farming can be highly complementary
  • The context and specifics are all important.

Keith Woodford, Land Use Consultant, Lincoln University

4:40pm

The Emissions Reduction Plan: Friend or Foe of the NZ ETS?

  • What does the ERP say about the role and purpose of the ETS?
  • How might the proposals in the ERP affect the NZ ETS and the future NZU price?
  • What impact might the ERP have for carbon foresters?

Matthew Cowie, Director – Climate Change and Sustainability Services, EY

5:15pm

Networking session with drinks and canapes
DAY TWO

Wednesday, 10th August 2022

Timezone: NZDT

Session 3: Key Carbon Forestry Business Factors – Rules, Regulations, Legal Matters

8:00am

Carbon Markets 101, 102 & Beyond

What drives the Carbon Price?

Susan Kilsby, Agriculture Economist, ANZ

8:35am

Carbon - NZ's Market System from an International Perspective

  • Why a price on carbon is important?
  • ETS or a Tax?
  • ETS is the global model
  • Compliance vs Voluntary markets
  • What about international markets and prices?

Nigel Brunel, Head of Commodities, Jarden

9:00am

Carbon Forestry Projects – Key Legal Considerations

  • Structuring of carbon forestry projects and allocation of risk
  • Potential implications of future legislation amendments.

Dan Williams, Partner, Anderson Lloyd

9:35am

Lending to investors perspective

  • BNZ's policies, appetite and framework for lending

Aaron Tuohy, Client Director, Institutional Banking, BNZ

9:45am

Panel Session + Q&A

10:00am

Coffee break and networking
Session 4: Investment Perspectives, Government Policy Change and Taxing Issues

Session Chair: John Stulen

10:30am

Technology to Support Carbon Forestry – How far have we come?

Local technology leaders in forest mensuration, Interpine are working closely with Planet Labs to bring the latest technologies into practice for carbon forestry

Tara O’Shea, Business Development Director, Forest & Land Use Programmes, Planet Labs and

David Herries, General Manager, Interpine Group

11:10am

Farming Industry Perspective – He Waka Eke Noa processes and progress

Kelly Forster, Programme Director, He Waka Eke Noa

11:30am

Carbon Financed Indigenous Reforestation for Climate Resilience

Sean Weaver CEO, Ekos Kāmahi

12:05pm

Maximising Domestic Reductions

  • Addressing the climate emergency onshore
  • Actively managing exotic forests and transition to permanent indigenous gorests
  • Partnering with farmers and landowners to create value
  • Māori participation in the carbon economy
  • Avoiding billions of taxpayer dollars used to buy offshore credits
  • Growing rural communities
  • Delivering a positive legacy for New Zealand

Matt Walsh, Managing Director, NZ Carbon Farming

12:45pm

Conference concludes with lunch and networking