Forestry plays an important role in helping to combat climate change. Oliver will highlight the role of the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) for Forestry pointing to key achievements to date. He will explain the wholesale changes the ETS for Forestry is currently undergoing, including a new technology solution and new Regulations to implement the policy changes to the ETS made through the Climate Change Response Amendment Act 2020.
The changes aim to deliver a customer-centric service by simplifying the user experience and improving the accuracy of information. The presentation will also cover future developments for Te Uru Rākau including an Industry Transformation Plan to unlock the sector’s potential in the development of a bioeconomy to help New Zealand reach its climate change goals.
Presentation: The Forestry ETS – Now and the immediate futureOliver Hendrickson, Director Forestry & Land Management, Te Uru Rakau
Oliver has responsibility for the operation of the Emissions Trading Scheme for Forestry, the National Environmental Standards for Plantation Forestry and administration of the Forests Act. He works regularly with foresters and processors, e-NGOs, councils and landowners to facilitate better environmental and productive land-use outcomes with a strong focus on afforestation options for highly erodible land.
Oliver has been with the Ministry for Primary Industries for seven years with experience on policy programmes including ETS, RMA and Freshwater. He has a Master of Laws specialising in biodiversity, water, climate change and resource management.
Carbon Forestry 2021
16 June 2021, Rotorua, New Zealand