This was the second of four roundtables bringing together diverse experts from New Zealand and overseas to shed new light on particularly thorny questions for New Zealand’s low-emission transition.
Mitigation in the Land Sector began with a keynote address by Dr Andy Reisinger, Deputy Director (International) at the New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre. View the video here or presentation slides here.
The roundtable event was informed by a joint presentation on agricultural mitigation options and policies by Motu Senior Fellow Suzi Kerr and Motu Fellow David Fleming, which you can watch here.
From there, participants looked at the following thorny questions:
Participation in this roundtable was by invitation only and included experts and decision makers from government, business, research, and civil society organisations. For this roundtable, presentations by keynote speakers and Motu researchers are made public (see agenda below). Discussions involving panellists and audience members were held under the spirit of the Chatham House Rule, where participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s) may be revealed. However, individuals may choose to disclose publicly their own participation in the roundtable and contribution to the discussions.
What: E-Mission Possible Roundtable: Mitigation in the Land Sector
When: 8:00am-12:45pm, Friday 8 December 2017
Where: Lecture theatre RHLT3, Rutherford House, Victoria University, Wellington
8:00 – 8:30 Registration and morning tea and coffee in front of RHLT3
8:30 – 8:45 Formal mihi and whakatau (Te Aonui) and welcome by the project partners
8:45 – 9:05 Keynote address: Dr Andy Reisinger, Deputy Director (International) at the New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre
9:05 - 9:15 Q&A with the audience
9:15 – 9:45 Motu presentation on agricultural mitigation options (Dr David Fleming, Fellow) and agricultural policy options (Dr Suzi Kerr, Senior Fellow)
9:45 – 10:15 Panellists (Phil McKenzie, Damien Farrelly, Francesca Eggelton, and Sam Lang) respond to questions:
10:15 – 10:45 Discussion with the audience and panellists
10:45 – 11:15 Morning tea (on the Mezzanine level at RHMZ03)
11:15 – 11:35 Motu presentation on integrating forestry and agriculture policy options (Dr Suzi Kerr, Senior Fellow)
11:35 – 12:05 Panellists (Bruce Wills, Victoria Lamb, Ollie Belton, Tom Lambie, and Michael Looker) respond to questions:
12:05 – 12:30 Discussion with the audience and panellists
12:30 – 12:45 Closing remarks by Catherine Leining: Key points and questions to carry forward to future roundtables
Aotearoa Foundation, Ministry for the Environment, Productivity Commission of New Zealand, British High Commission