Earlier in November, 190 member governments, including many world leaders, global conservationists, and climate experts, gathered in Glasgow to discuss the global response to climate change. Methane, coal, carbon trading and Australia’s response were all a focus of the proceedings.
But what does that mean for Australia’s farmers? Would the methane pledge impact agriculture? Will Australian farmers be allowed to trade credits internationally? Is Australia taking sufficient action to protect our markets?
These questions and many more will be answered at our upcoming webinar, COP26: What happened and what does it mean for Australian farmers?
Join us to hear from Dr Kate Dooley and Dr Natalie Doran-Browne, both of the University of Melbourne, who will discuss where COP26 leaves farmers with carbon, methane and commodity markets, plus on-farm actions to take now.
Dr Kate Dooley
Kate Dooley is an interdisciplinary scholar with expertise in climate policy and law, ethics, human rights, and is currently a lecturer in climate change politics at the University of Melbourne. She received her PhD in 2019 from the University of Melbourne and holds an MSc in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London. Kate has policy expertise on forest carbon accounting and forest governance, and has almost two decades experience in advising government and non-governmental organisations on the intersection of forest governance and climate policy. She has published extensively on REDD+ finance, forest carbon monitoring and accounting rules, illegal logging and forest governance, human rights and equity, and the role of science in climate policy.
Dr Natalie Doran-Browne
Dr Natalie Doran-Browne is a Research Fellow at The University of Melbourne and is part of the Primary Industries Climate Challenges Centre in the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences. Her research encompasses managing and reducing the impacts of climate change through the use of sustainable farming practices in Australia and in developing countries. Natalie published the first research papers on carbon neutral farming in Australia. Her research expertise is in carbon accounting for livestock systems, as well as strategies to mitigate and offset agricultural greenhouse gas emissions at the farm or national levels. Recent research incorporates the governance requirements to successfully implement climate and mitigation policies.