A number of ETS Forestry and Agriculture workshops are planned for June. The forestry workshops were announced in the MAF Forestry Bulletin and are copied below.
Climate change workshops for rural professionals
Three free workshops will be run in the South Island for farm advisors and other rural professionals on climate change issues and land management practices.
There will be discussions on greenhouse gases and how farmer clients could mitigate these to reduce their liability under the ETS. Case studies covering different farming systems including dairy, sheep and beef will focus on their impacts on profitability and greenhouse gas emissions. These will be presented together with a “take-home” resource kit that will act as valuable source of reference.
Presenters include Tony Rhodes of PGG Wrightson, John-Paul Praat of PA Handford and Associates Ltd and Fiona Hutchinson of DairyNZ. Rural professionals including fertiliser & seed reps, bankers, extension personnel, regional councils, farm consultants and accountants are encouraged to attend these free workshops.
The workshops will be run in Otago, South Canterbury and West Coast. Starting time is 3.30 pm till 6.30 pm with a light snack provided.
Registration is essential but the cost for attending the workshops is free. To register online go to www.dairynz.co.nz/climatechange
Otago 7 June – Mosgiel
South Canterbury 8 June – Timaru
West Coast 9 June – Hokitika
For more information on these events contact John-Paul Praat at on
07 870 2413 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Carbon forestry financial modeling workshop
Dr Bruce Manley (New Zealand School of Forestry) and Piers MacLaren (Forestry Consultant) are presenting a three-day workshop for forestry professionals on how to incorporate carbon into forest financial analysis.
Topics covered include:
- Overview of forest financial analysis
- Financial analysis inputs
- Available models
- Estimation of carbon stocks using look-up tables and models
- How different species and management regimes affect carbon stocks and financial outcomes
- Carbon markets, and alternative carbon trading options
- Risk management.
Dates and location:
From 10am 13 June to midday, 15 June, at the New Zealand School of Forestry , University of Canterbury, Christchurch.
- Cost is $230 (incl GST). This covers course materials, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.
- Register at: www.fore.canterbury.ac.nz, News & Features, "Carbon Forestry Financial Modelling". Places are limited.
ETS and Forest Valuation: workshops to discuss draft guidance material
Two workshops are being held to seek feedback from a wider audience on the draft guidance material, and from forest and land valuers in particular.
Workshop dates and locations are:
- Auckland on Friday 3 June (9.30am to 3pm)
- Christchurch on Friday 10 June (10am to 3pm)
To register go to: www.fore.canterbury.ac.nz, News & Features. Places are limited.