Carbon Forestry 2024

Programme | Rotorua, New Zealand

Timezone: NZDT

Day One

Tuesday 20 August 2024
9.00am
MPI Te Uru Rākau Pre-Conference Workshop - NZ ETS & Tupu-ake Operational Matters
Tess Keough, Manager Forestry ETS Operations, Te Uru Rākau - New Zealand Forest Service
11.50am
Lunch and Networking for Conference Delegates

SESSION 1: Strategic Matters in Carbon Forestry & Government Policy

(Chair: Sean Weaver, Ekos Kamahi)
12.50pm
Conference Welcome and Introduction
John Stulen, Conference Director, Innovatek
1.00pm
Keynote Address: Carbon Forestry: Global Context and Considerations for the New Zealand Industry
Jo Saleeba, Global Head of Sustainability and Impact, New Forests Asset Management
1.40pm
New Zealand Carbon Farming - Challenges and Opportunities in Investing for Our Climate's Future
Matt Walsh, CEO, New Zealand Carbon Farming
2.20pm
Update on current ETS Forestry Policy developments
Speaker to be confirmed, MPI
2.45pm
Q&A Panel Session - All Session 1 Speakers
3.00pm
Afternoon Tea, Coffee and Networking

SESSION 2: Government Policy Plans, NZ Emissions Trading Scheme & Secondary Markets

(Chair: Dan Williams, Partner, Anderson Lloyd)
3.40pm
Budgets, Targets and Forests
Barry Anderson, General Manager - Sector Analysis, Climate Change Commission
4.10pm
Expert Commentary & Panel Discussion: NZ ETS: Government Policy and the State of the Market
Christina Hood, Principal, Compass Climate & Eva Murray, Principal Analyst, Climate Change Commission
4.40pm
Q&A Panel Session - All Session 2 Speakers
5.00pm
Minister's Address - Climate Change and Forestry
Hon Simon Watts, Minister of Climate Change
5.30pm
Networking, Canapès & Happy Hour on Exhibitors Stands @ Distinction Hotel

Day Two

Wednesday 21 August 2024

SESSION 3: NZ Emissions Trading Scheme Update and Industry Perspectives

(Chair: Elizabeth Heeg, Chief Executive, NZ Forest Owners Association)
8.10am
Technology Developments enabling Terrestrial Carbon Measurement
Te Kapunga Dewes, CEO, Interpine Group
8.40am
Moving from the Red Zone to the Blue Zone – Farming Case Studies: Adapting to a Changing Landscape
John Burke, Owner & Director, Pukekauri Farming
9.10am
Do the Government and Climate Change Commission have different visions for the NZ ETS?
Kristin Green, Economist & Environmental Policy Consultant
9.30am
Q&A Panel - All Session 3 Speakers
10.00am
Morning Tea, Coffee & Networking

SESSION 4: Case Studies: Natural Carbon Solutions and The Role of Voluntary Carbon Markets

(Chair: John Stulen)
10.40am
Native forest pest control => Carbon
Al Bramley, Chief Executive at Zero Invasive Predators
11.10am
Opportunity in Crisis: How the ECX uses Radical Collaboration to Unlock Finance for Native Forest Carbon
David Hall, Climate Policy Director, Toha Foundry & Renee Raroa, Establishment Director, East Coast Exchange
11.40am
Integrating Voluntary and Compliance Markets for a Common Climate Action Purpose
Sean Weaver, CEO, Ekos Kamahi
12.10pm
Q&A Panel Session - All Session 4 Speakers
12.30pm
Conference Concludes with Lunch and Networking