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Rod Oram | Meet Our Presenters

Presentation: How Can We Make This Happen? Where To From Here? Rod Oram, Commentator Speaker Profile Business journalist Rod Oram contributes weekly to Newsroom, Nine to Noon, and Newstalk ZB. He is a public speaker on deep sustainability, business, economics, and innovation. Rod is a member of the Edmund Hillary Fellowship, which brings together people from here and abroad who …

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Virtual Online Registrations are Available

LIVE NEXT WEEK Join over 300 of your industry peers to learn how forestry fits into our wider carbon markets. Change is happening and it is vital that business leaders understand how new legislation will tackle climate change and impact emissions trading investments. If you can’t travel to the event, register for the ONLINE VIRTUAL event. All Carbon Forestry 2021 presentations will …

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Chris Perley | Meet Our Presenters

Presentation: The Risks – What Could Possibly Go Wrong and How To Mitigate Some of the (Less Obvious) Risks Chris Perley, Consultant and Principal, Thoughtscapes Forestry investment occurs over decades, and in open contact with multiple environments that cannot be contained or controlled. That environment is out in the uncertain + uncontrollable space, not the often presumed certain + controllable …

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Dean Spicer | Meet Our Presenters

Presentation: Some Thoughts on the Next Developments in Funding Models for Carbon Forestry The future direction of carbon forestry in New Zealand and how things may change Dean Spicer, Head of Sustainable Finance, ANZ This presentation covers global trends and themes in Green & sustainable financing and its application for the forestry sector. What alternative forestry financing instruments are available …

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James Palmer | Meet Our Presenters

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 Presentation Preview 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’ …

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Jamie Falloon | Meet Our Presenters

Presentation: Carbon Forestry on Farms Rewards, risks and making it happen. A view from the Farm Gate Jamie Falloon, Wairarapa Sheep and Beef Farmer & Farm Forester Presentation Preview Why do many farmers appear to not like trees and carbon forests in particular? What’s the difference to a farmer between indigenous and plantation forestry in a carbon sense? How can …

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Monitoring Forest Carbon From Space

A new model for measuring tropical forest carbon stocks and emisssions. Tropical forests are one of our best defenses against the threat of climate change. Known as the world’s largest terrestrial “carbon sink,” they absorb and store carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Despite their vital contributions to our Earth, roughly 30 football fields of tropical forests are destroyed per minute. This …

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Dr Rod Carr | Meet Our Presenters

Presentation: KEYNOTE: The Big Picture The Climate Change Commission; what we’re doing and what we’re seeing; the role of forestry Dr Rod Carr, Chairperson for the Climate Change Commission Speaker Profile Dr Carr has extensive experience in both public and private sector governance and leadership. He served as Chair and non-executive director of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand and …

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Oliver Hendrickson | Meet Our Presenters

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 …

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Nigel Brunel | Meet Our Presenters

The New Zealand ETS has come a long way from an intensity based system with no cap on emissions and a price cap. Now we have a proper cap & trade scheme with a descending cap on emissions, regular auctioning and two very clear goals being Paris in 2030 and Net Zero by 2050.  The big questions are will we …

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Dr Sean Weaver | Meet Our Presenters

The arrival of the forest carbon sector over a decade ago heralded a new era in forest conservation financing. For forest conservation to be carbon financed at scale it needs to be commercially viable without the help of grants.  The commercial viability of native forest carbon, however, is challenged by high costs and low revenues. A remedy that does not …

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Blake Holgate | Meet Our Presenters

New Zealand agriculture is currently going through a period of transformational change, with environmental reforms shaping what, and how, landowners will produce over the next generation. This will require New Zealand landowners to take into account a new range of considerations as they increasingly incorporate the environmental impact of their operations into their strategic investment decisions.  As a result, carbon forestry …

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Matt Walsh | Meet Our Presenters

Matt Walsh, New Zealand Carbon Farming Managing Director, looks at the evolving trends in the carbon market, the longer-term impacts on local markets as international climate action ramps up, and how New Zealand can respond to growing local and international demand for increasingly scarce units. New Zealand Carbon Farming is currently one of the largest contributors to New Zealand’s climate …

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Climate Change Commission Pleased With Progress On Submissions

Just over a week since submissions closed on the Climate Change Commission’s first draft advice to the Government, the Commission says it is making good progress on reviewing feedback. As the Commission has worked through the submissions, opening and reviewing each response, the count has increased to more than 15,500. This exceeds the 15,000 submissions made in 2018 on the …

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Summary of forestry changes in the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme

The Climate Change Response (Emission Trading Reform) Amendment Act (the Act) has now been passed into law. It makes a number of changes to the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS). Read about some of the changes related to forestry. Forestry decisionsSeveral decisions have been taken on forestry in the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS).  The key forestry changes include: introducing average …