Carbon Forestry 2022 Programme
9 - 10 August 2022, Rotorua, New Zealand
Tuesday, 9th August 2022
Welcome and introduction by conference hosts – Innovatek
Chair: John Stulen, Innovatek
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION - "How Carbon Markets Will Affect International Forestry Investment"
David Brand, CEO, New Forests, Australia
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
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
Supporting Farmers to Meet their Future Emission Targets: A Banking Perspective
Dana Muir, Head of Natural Capital, BNZ
PANEL SESSION: The Future Carbon Landscape
How carbon forestry may play out longer term
SESSION 2: INDUSTRY GROWTH ISSUES & LAND USE CHALLENGES IN THE SHORT TERM
Session Chair: Sean Weaver
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
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
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
Wednesday, 10th August 2022
Carbon Markets 101, 102 & Beyond
What drives the Carbon Price?
Susan Kilsby, Agriculture Economist, ANZ
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
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
Lending to investors perspective
- BNZ's policies, appetite and framework for lending
Aaron Tuohy, Client Director, Institutional Banking, BNZ
Session Chair: John Stulen
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
Farming Industry Perspective – He Waka Eke Noa processes and progress
Kelly Forster, Programme Director, He Waka Eke Noa
Carbon Financed Indigenous Reforestation for Climate Resilience
Sean Weaver CEO, Ekos Kāmahi
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