Climate change, security and wool at next Delegate forum

Sheep Central, February 26, 2024


CLIMATE change, economic security and key wool industry issues will be discussed at the annual Delegate Show forum on Friday, 1 March.

Forum organiser Robert Ingram said the forum speakers will include Australian National University director Professor Mark Howden, Institute for Integrated Economic Research chairman John Blackburen and president of the National Council of Wool Selling Brokers of Australia Rowan Woods.

Prof. Howden is a director of the ANU Institute for Climate, Energy & Disaster Solutions, and a Vice Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. His core expertise is on climate impacts, adaptation and mitigation for systems central for sustainability: agriculture and food security, the natural resource base, ecosystems and biodiversity, energy, and water systems, Mr Ingram said.

Mr Blackburn is a former deputy chief of the Royal Australian Air Force and a consultant in the fields of defence and national security.

“Relevant to our audience is his understanding of the importance of the agricultural sector to national resilience and preparedness, and economic security,’ Mr Ingram said.

Mr Ingram said Mr Woods and the NCWSBA are driving several key wool industry issues, including value chain integrity, wool quality assurance and sustainability.


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