Papua New Guinea Governor, Ken Henry, Adam Bandt & Helen Haines headline Day 2 speakers

The Carbon Market Institute’s (CMI) 6th Annual Carbon Farming Industry Forum recommences today, following robust Day 1 discussions on integrity, supply and international linkages. Day 2 of the Forum will hear from international, federal and state government leaders, and key industry stakeholders to discuss social and natural capital co-benefits for regional Australia and the Indo-Pacific.

In the wake of latest IPCC report released this week which emphasised the urgency of industrial decarbonisation and carbon removal, speakers from across the Indo-Pacific region will explore the important role of carbon farming in drawing down atmospheric emissions. In particular, discussions will focus on the regional co-benefits of jobs creation, investment in local economies, drought and climate resilience, landholder profitability, biodiversity, natural capital conservation and use of cultural knowledge and practices.

As the federal election nears and following Day 1 presentations from Minister Angus Taylor and Shadow Minister Chris Bowen, Greens Leader Adam Bandt and Independent candidate Helen Haines will also present their perspectives on carbon farming policy.

“Day 1 of the Forum heard the need to more than triple carbon farming this decade but that won’t flow if we don’t get ambition, governance, integrity and investability right, said John Connor, CMI CEO.

“As we look to scale up this industry alongside the urgent and deep cuts required to industrial emissions, we need to be maximising our impact both on the environment and on regional communities. Today’s speakers will explore what best-practice looks like in this area, and what is required to continue to build a resilient industry in Australia and in partnership with our Pacific neighbours,” he said.

The full Day 2 program can be viewed here, with speakers to include (among others):

  • The Hon. Gary Juffa MP, Parliament of Papua New Guinea, Governor Oro Province
  • The Hon. Adam Bandt MP, Federal Member for Melbourne, Australian Greens
  • The Hon. Helen Haines MP, Federal Member for Indi, Independent
  • The Hon. Gillian Mayne, Director – Land Restoration Fund, QLD Dept. Environment & Science
  • Ken Henry, Chair, Australian Climate and Biodiversity Foundation and Wildlife Recovery Australia
  • Fiona Davis, CEO, Farmers for Climate Action
  • Ricky Archer, CEO, North Australian Indigenous Land & Sea Management Alliance
  • Kate Andrews, Executive Officer, NRM Regions
  • Euan Friday, Co-Founder & CIO, Kilter Rural
  • Michelle Gortan, CEO, Macdoch Foundation
  • Adrian Ward, CEO, Accounting for Nature
  • Katie Hammer, Program Impact Manager I Natural Capital, Climateworks Centre

This year’s Carbon Farming Industry Forum is a two-day virtual event bringing together Australia’s carbon industry stakeholders to consider the latest developments and progress key actions of the Carbon Farming Industry Roadmap.

The Carbon Market Institute is the independent industry association for business leading the transition to net zero emissions. Its over 130 members include primary producers, carbon project developers, Indigenous corporations, legal and advisory services, insurers, banks and emission intensive industries developing decarbonisation and offset strategies. CMI’s policy positions do not necessarily represent the views of all CMI members.

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