8.50am Introduction & Welcome: Prof Jon Hickford
9.00am Hon James Shaw, Minister for Climate Change (via Zoom)
New Zealand’s international and moral obligations to reducing our GHG emissions
9.30am Dr Rod Carr, Chairperson, Climate Change Commission
How does NZ need to respond to the challenges of climate change?
9.55am Kelly Forster, Programme Director, He Waka Eke Noa
Is He Waka Eke Noa succeeding in implementing a framework to reduce agricultural GHG emissions and build the agriculture sector’s resilience to climate change?
10.20am Morning Tea
10.45am Prof Bronwyn Hayward, University of Canterbury
Climate politics and New Zealand
11.10am Prof Ken Hughey, Lincoln University (Invited)
The role of our conservation estate in reducing the impact of climate change in New Zealand
11.35am Hon Prof Keith Woodford, Lincoln University
How might enforced GHG reductions from the NZ livestock industries affect our economy and climate change?
12noon Dr Geoff Ross, Director, Lake Hawea Station
A farmer’s perspective: What will drive how farmers respond to climate change challenges?
12.30pm Lunch


1.30pm Michelle Sands, Strategy & Policy Manager, Horticulture New Zealand
A horticulturist’s perspective: What will drive how horticulturists respond to climate change challenges?
1.55pm Dr John Reid, Senior Research Fellow UC/Ngai Tahu Research Centre
A Maori perspective. Food production, land-use change and solutions to help reduce GHG footprint and improve kaitiakitaka.
2.20pm Prof Euan Mason, School of Forestry, University of Canterbury
On farm carbon sequestration – introduced species or reverting less productive/sensitive land to its natural state
2.45pm Prof Keith Cameron & Prof Hong Di, Lincoln University,
Developing technologies for on-farm greenhouse gas mitigations
3.15pm Panel Discussion
Chair: Dr Robyn Dynes, AgResearch