Addressing Climate Change in Irish Agriculture
The “Addressing Climate Change in Irish Agriculture” conference, organised by the Agricultural Science Association (ASA) was held in the Killeshin Hotel, Portlaoise on Wednesday 8th February. Over 120 delegates heard that a substantial and coordinated effort is required from across the Irish agri-food industry in order to meet the Food Wise 2025 and EU Climate Targets for 2030. At the conference a panel of Irish and international climate change and agricultural experts discussed and debated the way forward for the industry in addressing the critical challenge presented by climate change.
The keynote address was delivered by Dr. Matthew Crowe, Director of the Office of Evidence and Assessment at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) who said that building trust between environmental and agricultural stakeholders is a major challenge.
This event was kindly supported by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.
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SESSION 1 – ADDRESSING CLIMATE CHANGE IN AGRICULTURE
Why Agriculture must address Climate Change?
Dan Burgar Kuzelicki – Policy Officer, European Commission (Environment, climate change, forestry and bio-economy department). DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION
Exploring climate-smart land management to meet 2030 targets
Prof. Rogier Schulte – Chairholder, Farming Systems Ecology Group, Wageningen University & Research (formerly Teagasc). DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION
Climate Ambition for Agriculture
John Muldowney, MAgrSc – Agricultural Inspector, Climate Change and Bio-Energy Policy Division, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine. DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION
SESSION 2 – INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR IRISH AGRICULTURE
What are the dietary options to reduce animal derived greenhouse gas emissions?
Tommy Boland – Associate Professor of Ruminant Nutrition, University College Dublin. DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION
Nitrogen fertiliser selection for reducing gaseous emissions in spring barley
Leanne Roche – Teagasc. DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION
Farmers – Responding to the climate challenge
Thomas Ryan – Environment & Infrastructure Executive, Irish Farmers’ Association. DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION
Keynote Address – Agriculture and the Environment
Dr. Matthew Crowe – Director of the Office of Evidence and Assessment, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION