Agriculture, Greenhouse and Emissions Trading Summit 2008

The Agriculture, Greenhouse and Emissions Trading Summit was held on 21 and 22 April 2008, at Maroochydore Qld.

The implementation of an Australian emissions trading scheme (ETS) will trigger some fundamental changes in the economy, with major implications for agriculture.

The objective of the summit was to analyse the key issues associated with the implementation of the ETS, and to identify the opportunities and challenges that face the sector arising from an ETS.

Download the conference program

26-Sep-2008 AFI AGET Program AFI AGET Program (515 KB)

Over 100 participants from the agriculture sector attended the Summit, discussing the role that Australian agriculture should play in the ETS that will be implemented by the Australian Government in 2010.

The opening address was from Blair Comley, Deputy-Secretary of the Australian Government Department of Climate Change, providing details of the proposed ETS. This was followed by sessions on:

  • the impact of the ETS on energy prices
  • policies and likely future developments in the Canadian approach
  • agriculture’s involvement in the New Zealand ETS
  • likely future international policy developments on climate change
  • current and potential future greenhouse mitigation technologies

Download a copy of a communiqué arising from the summit

28-Apr-2008 Agriculture and Emission Trading - Summit Communiqué Agriculture and Emission Trading - Summit Communiqué (51 KB)