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ASA Climate Change Conferences Finalises Line-Up With Keynote Speaker

Published on Feb 7 2017 10:32 AM

ASA Climate Change Conferences Finalises Line-Up With Keynote Speaker

The Agricultural Science Association (ASA) has announced that Dr. Matthew Crowe, Director of the Office of Evidence and Assessment at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will join the line-up of speakers at the “Addressing Climate Change in Irish Agriculture” conference, which takes place in the Killeshin Hotel, Portlaoise on Wednesday 8th February 2017.

Due to a diary clash, Minister Denis Naughten is no longer available to deliver the keynote address, which will now be delivered by Dr. Crowe. Dr. Crowe will address the impact of agriculture on our environment and will participate in a panel discussion with Dan Burgar Kuzelicki, Policy Officer, European Commission, Professor Rogier Schulte, Chairholder, Farming Systems Ecology Group, Wageningen University & Research (formerly Teagasc) and John Muldowney, Agricultural Inspector, Climate Change and Bio-Energy Policy Division, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.

Speaking in advance of the conference, Dr. Crowe said, “The Ireland of 2050 needs to be very different to the Ireland of today if we are to deal with the challenge of climate change. We need to start to picture what this means for people living and working in rural Ireland – to re-imagine what will be different about rural Ireland in a low carbon world”.

The final running order for the day is as follows:

10.30 Registration & Refreshments

11:00 Session 1
‘Why Agriculture must address Climate Change?’
Dan Burgar Kuzelicki – Policy Officer, European Commission (Environment, climate change, forestry and bio-economy department)
‘Exploring climate-smart land management to meet 2030 targets’
Prof. Rogier Schulte – Chairholder, Farming Systems Ecology Group, Wageningen University & Research (formerly Teagasc)
‘Climate Ambition for Agriculture’
John Muldowney, MAgrSc – Agricultural Inspector, Climate Change and Bio-Energy Policy Division, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine.
Q&A

Session 2
‘What are the dietary options to reduce animal derived greenhouse gas emissions?’
Tommy Boland – Associate Professor of Ruminant Nutrition, University College Dublin
‘Nitrogen fertiliser selection for reducing gaseous emissions in spring barley’
Leanne Roche – Teagasc
‘Farmers – Responding to the climate challenge’
Thomas Ryan – Environment & Infrastructure Executive, Irish Farmers’ Association
Q&A

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Keynote Address
‘Agriculture and the Environment’
Dr. Matthew Crowe, Director of the Office of Evidence and Assessment at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Panel Discussion: Dan Burgar Kuzelicki, Professor Rogier Schulte & John Muldowney

The conference is expected to conclude at 15:30.

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