Soil carbon sequestration has the potential to be a game-changer for agricultural productivity and the resilience of landscapes, regions and farming communities.
The Soil Carbon Summit – to be held in Brisbane on Monday, July 17 – will explore these opportunities and deliver insights into future of this new carbon economy.
It has been organised as part of the inaugural Nature-Based Solutions Conference and Expo, hosted by Carbon Farmers of Australia. CFA Director Louisa Kiely said the summit would bring industry leaders and renowned experts in front of hundreds of farmers and provide practical, forward-thinking advice.
She said the Australian opportunity for land-based delivery of soil sequestration through carbon markets is “world-leading” under the Emissions Reduction Fund.
“Soil carbon sequestration could deliver 35-90 million tonnes of CO2 abatement per annum,” Louisa said.
“It’s more important than ever for farmers to understand their role. This summit will help explain how to build soil carbon from a science and practical point of view.
“We’ll also be looking at Australian Carbon Credit Units (ACCUs), and attendees will gain a step-by-step understanding of a soil carbon project, from application right through to claiming credits and whether to keep or sell them.
“Hamish Webb, who owns and operates Myanbah, a 3200-acre sheep and cattle property near Uralla in Northern NSW, will talk about their soil carbon project, their on-farm research, big decisions, lessons learned, and potential costs and benefits.
“And of course, we’ll explore the importance of soil health to the future of agriculture.”
Speakers at the Soil Carbon Summit will include:
• AgriProve CEO, Matthew Warnken
• CarbonLink business development manager, Charlie Hawkins
• QUT Associate Professor, David Rowlings, and Agrimix’s Ben Sawley
• FarmLab CEO, Sam Duncan
• Hone Carbon co-founder and head of product, Simon Wheeler
• Precision Pastures’ lead researcher, Dr Jori Bremer
• Carbon Count CEO, Philip Mulvey
• Soil Restoration Course creator, Sandra Tuszynska.
Find out more about the Soil Carbon Summit and secure your ticket here.
The summit is sponsored by Precision Pastures and the Soil Carbon Industry Group. The Regenerative Agriculture Alliance and Southern Cross University are also proud to support the Nature-Based Solutions and Conference as the event’s Gala Dinner Sponsor.