WEATHERING THE ‘PERFECT STORM’
Addressing the Agriculture, Energy, Water, Climate Change Nexus

12-13 August 2019, Canberra

Conference Program

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SIR JOHN CRAWFORD MEMORIAL ADDRESS AND NETWORKING DINNER

Monday, 12 August 2019
Hotel Realm, Ballroom
6.00pm – 9.30pm

This year’s Sir John Crawford Memorial Address, “From Looking Down the Microscope to Looking Out the Window” will be presented by Australian Nobel Laureate, Prof Emerita Elizabeth Blackburn (PhD), University of California San Francisco

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PARLIAMENTARY CONFERENCE PROGRAM

Tuesday, 13 August 2019
WEATHERING THE ‘PERFECT STORM’
The Agriculture, Energy, Water and Climate Change Nexus
The Great Hall, Parliament House
8.30am-5.00pm

0830 – REGISTRATION

0900 – OPENING SESSION

Welcome and Chair: The Hon John Anderson, AO, Chair, The Crawford Fund
Ministerial Opening: TBC

0930 – SESSION 1

MORNING KEYNOTE

Can we feed the world without wrecking the environment?
Professor Sir Charles Godfray FRS, Director, Oxford Martin School, Oxford University

0955 – MODERATED Q&A

1015 – SESSION 2

WEATHERING AND HALTING THE PERFECT STORM: FOOD SYSTEM SOLUTIONS

Overview: Dr Bruce Campbell, Director, CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture & Food Security

Case Studies:

What Makes Climate Smart Villages Climate-Smart?
Professor Alice Joan G. Ferrer, Professor, Division of Social Sciences, University of the Philippines Visayas

Raising the Steaks: Reducing GHG Emissions from Red Meat in Australia and Developing Countries
Dr Di Mayberry, Senior Research Scientist, CSIRO and member of RAID Network

1055 – MORNING TEA

1135 – MODERATED Q&A SESSION 2 SPEAKERS

1155 – SESSION 3

CROPS, DROPS AND CLIMATE CHANGE: CONFIGURING THE PERFECT STORM

Overview: Dr Ajay Mathur, Director General, The Energy and Resources Institute

Case Studies:

Energy, Agriculture and Rural Development
Brian Dawson, SDIP Energy and Climate Change Adviser, DFAT’s South Asia Regional Program

Finding the best ‘way’ with fish passes around dams
Dr Oudom Phonekhampheng, Vice President, National University of Laos

1235 – MODERATED Q&A SESSION 3 SPEAKERS

1255 – LUNCH (and then move to Theatrette)

1400 – SESSION 4

CIRCULAR FOOD SYSTEMS AND SOLUTIONS: ADDRESSING THE NEXUS ISSUES

Overview: Dr Aditi Mukherji, Principal Researcher, International Water Management Institute

Case Studies:

Innovative Platforms and Partnerships: SIMLESA
Ângela Manjichi, General Director for Academics and Research, Department of Agriculture, Instituto Superior Politécnico de Manica, Mozambique (by video link)

Climate Resilient Food Growing Systems – Tuvalu
Marc Noyce, Chief Executive Officer, Biofilta Pty Ltd

1440 – MODERATED Q&A SESSION 4 SPEAKERS

1500 – AFTERNOON TEA, THEATRETTE FOYER

1530 – SESSION 5

AFTERNOON KEYNOTE

Environment-schmironment: climate change through a finance and liability lens
Sarah Barker, Special Counsel Climate Risk Governance, Minter Ellison

1555 – MODERATED Q&A OF KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

1625 – CONFERENCE SYNTHESIS

Professor Timothy Reeves, The Crawford Fund Board

1640 – THANKS AND CLOSING

Dr Colin Chartres, CEO, The Crawford Fund