The climate is changing across Queensland.
The April 2019 Managing Climate Risk in Agriculture (Granite Belt) conference is a unique opportunity to build increased resilience and climate smart agricultural practices on the basis of good science and solid evidence.
We’re bringing the experts in the lab to the experts in the paddock. Don't miss your opportunity to get your climate risk questions answered by world leading experts.
Our keynote speakers include Professor Mark Howden (Vice Chair, IPCC Working Group II), Professor Snow Barlow (professor of horticulture and viticulture at the University of Melbourne), Elizabeth Rose (EY) and Sarah Barker (Minter Ellison), plus many more industry experts and leading farmers.
Former ABC Countryhour host - Robin McConchie will MC the event.
A full list of speakers and agenda will be released over the coming weeks. Stay tuned for more details!
What will be covered?
You'll learn about cutting edge adaptation; from increased resilience and profitability on farm through to emerging options in agricultural insurance; climate risks and opportunities and diversification opportunities.
You'll also gain a unique sense of the bigger picture, with the conference set to take participants on a journey from the local - to the global challenges and opportunities of a changing climate.
To learn more, contact the FCA team via firstname.lastname@example.org
Climate Change in Queensland
Our climate is already highly variable but climate change is leading to shifts beyond this natural variability. The impacts of higher temperatures, fewer frost days, changing rainfall patterns, hotter and more frequent hot days and harsher fire weather are posing direct risks to Queensland’s agricultural systems.
This is your opportunity to get on the front foot, and to learn more about emerging risks including: changing biosecurity (pests and diseases), increasing heat stress on crops and livestock, reduced water security, disruption to supply chains and the erosion of natural and social capital.