Farming carbon: what are the opportunities?

  • 27 May 2022
  • 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
  • The Grace Hotel, York St, Sydney
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  • Allows Corporate Members to bring along guests at member prices). If you book for 8 people, Farm Writers will reserve you a table.


Farming carbon: what are the opportunities?

Friday 27 May 2022

12:30 for 1pm

Book now to hear our expert panel discuss the emerging opportunities in carbon farming.

Carbon farming is making headlines, with both the Australian and New South Wales governments recently releasing plans to support and nurture greater on-farm environmental stewardship.

Where are the benefits for our farmers, and the wider Australian community, from the increased proliferation of carbon farming?

Join our panel of experts as they discuss what it means for Australian farmers as this new opportunity emerges:

  • James Schultz - GreenCollar, Australia’s largest carbon project proponent
  • Ben Stuart - Xpansiv, the world’s largest voluntary carbon exchange
  • Philip Mulvey - entrepreneur and author

James Schultz

James is the Chief Executive and Co-founder of GreenCollar.

His interests and expertise lie in exploring how environmental markets can offer innovative solutions that lead to real environmental, economic and social outcomes. James has used his skills all over the world, including with the World Bank, the African Union and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation.

Most recently, his passion for frontier industries has led James to set up Earth Space Robotics, which invests in start-ups focusing on space exploration. He is also adding a Masters in Astronomy to his existing degrees in Anthropology and International Relations.

Ben Stuart

Ben is a Co-Founder of Xpansiv and was appointed Chief Commercial Officer in August 2019.

Ben brings deep experience in environmental markets. He designed and implemented the CBL product offering across environmental, energy, and soft commodity products, and was part of the joint government initiative that established Australian water exchange H2OX.

Ben coordinated the development of the first Australian gas pipeline auctions of storage and physical gas and oversaw the contract design and implementation for the first exchange traded differentiated natural gas contracts in 2019. He was responsible for the creation of the Global Emissions Offset (GEO), the first standardised voluntary carbon contract.

Philip Mulvey

Phil is part consultant, part contractor, part researcher and part entrepreneur, and has always been a free thinker.

He has degrees in agriculture (soil science) and hydrogeology, and businesses in carbon offset management software, environmental soil science, whole-of-farm management, bioremediation, civil earthworks and property development operating in the UK, Middle East and Australia.

Phil's critically acclaimed book Ground Breaking: Climate Change and Soil Security is a culmination of his lifelong pursuit to provide practical solutions for agricultural management, enabling the restoration of landscape, climate and community.

He focuses on practical real world solutions to some of the largest problems facing humanity today, including land use management, soil carbon sequestration, bare ground reduction and bush corridor restoration.

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