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Presentation: Taking a Regional View and Looking at Wider Environmental Benefits

The Hawke’s Bay Regional Council’s take on carbon forestry and what the Council is doing.

James Palmer, CEO, Hawkes Bay Regional Council
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Hawke’s Bay Regional Council has been active in the New Zealand carbon market since it was developed in 2008 and has approximately 110,000 ‘safe carbon’ credits. 

HBRC has a strategic goal of covering 50% of their highly erodible lands in tree cover by 2030. The Right Tree Right Place programme, in addition to participating in the national One Billion Trees Programme, will have significant economic and environmental benefits for the local farming community, economy and wider community. Erosion, climate change and carbon sequestration are key drivers in the Regional Council’s long-term plans.

Carbon Forestry 2021

16 June 2021, Rotorua, New Zealand