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Carbon Farming: A Farmer's Perspective of the Journey Towards Net Zero

Hosted in partnership with IGFS and the Irish Farmers Journal. In a lecture entitled ‘Carbon Farming: A farmer’s perspective of the journey towards Net Zero’, Professor Gilliland will lay out the case for an innovative, public private, carbon framework partnership and will suggest what that could look like. He will address key issues such as delivering positive farmer behavioural change; delivering multiple public goods, including the need for active profitable farmers; a fair carbon price; eliminating double counting while delivering for both the Public and Private Sectors’ need for carbon reduction; how to measure, manage and verify change; and how to incentivise farmers to go beyond Net Zero.

To support the subsequent panel discussion, John will be joined by three individuals already engaged in the journey to Net Zero; Alasdair Macleod (Wilmot Cattle Company, Australia), Hugh Harbison (Project ARC Zero member, Northern Ireland) and Thomas Duffy (Chair of Teagasc Signpost farms Steering Group, Ireland).

Prof. John Gilliland is the owner of Brook Hall Estate & Gardens and has spent his career developing innovative sustainable land management strategies over the past 30 years which he has developed and implemented at Brook Hall.