Registrations open for the Climate and Carbon in Agriculture Conference 2020 hosted by the Climate Research Strategy for Primary Industries

21.01.20

Learning more about how Australian agriculture can adapt to key climate risks and reduce greenhouse gas emissions will be the focus of the Climate and Carbon in Agriculture Conference 2020.

Australian and international perspectives will be shared at this National event which is being held at the Adelaide Convention Centre on 31 March to 1 April 2020.

Conference host, the Climate Research Strategy for Primary Industries (CRSPI), is inviting members of the agriculture and natural resource management sectors to attend with registrations now open. During the two-day conference, a mix of high profile speakers including innovative primary producers will provide new insights into adapting to a changing climate and mitigating greenhouse gas emissions.

Among them will be Dr Richard Denniss, Chief Economist and former Executive Director of The Australia Institute; Professor Mark Howden, Director of the Climate Change Institute at the Australian National University and a Vice Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC); John Connor, CEO of The Carbon Market Institute; and Hugh Killen, CEO of AACo.

NSW DPI Director of Climate R&D and CRSPI Chair, Dr Jason Crean said that the conference will bring together a cross section of commodity sectors, primary producers, government, investors, non-government organisations and researchers to discuss the latest climate and carbon related information and strategies.

“By hearing from experts in science and practice, including participating in interactive panel discussions, participants will learn how to better equip themselves and the industry, for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

We will be showcasing what is already being done by producers, some of the tools already available for businesses to use to adapt to climate change and reduce emissions, and to share some new ideas and potential solutions,” Dr Crean said.

“Producers, researchers, policy makers, service providers and students all have an interest in being part of the solution to climate change for our industry, and we strongly encourage anyone involved in the sector to register and be part of this significant conference.”

Registration and a preliminary conference program are available on the CRSPI website at www.crspi.com.au

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About CRSPI

The Climate Research for Primary Industries (CRSPI) is a joint initiative of 20 organisations who are the Rural Research and Development Corporations, the State and Northern Territory governments, the Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, and the CSIRO.

The overarching goal for CRSPI is to increase Australian agriculture’s resilience and preparedness to adapt to our changing and variable climate and to mitigate emissions from the sector.

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