Opportunities in a new climate

Building resilience and sustainability in the grape and wine sector

The AWRI is taking a coordinated, national approach to disseminating current technical information about greenhouse gas emissions, carbon storage and the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) to the Australian grape and wine sector. The AWRI team is working closely with the Department of Agriculture to bring together the most up-to-date and accurate information and to deliver it in regional workshops, webinars, professional education and by providing technical support and advice by phone and online.

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The program is presented by viticulturists Mardi Longbottom and Marcel Essling and oenologists Geoff Cowey and Matt Holdstock.

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Factsheets

Entwine Australia and the new carbon calculator

Events presentations

Building resilience and sustainability in the grape and wine sector (Melbourne) – 18 December 2014

Prof Tim Flannery, Australian Climate Council – Keynote presentation
Mardi Longbottom, AWRI – Mitigation, adaptation or innovation?
Marcel Essling, AWRI – Opportunities for the grape and wine sector
Geoff Cowey, AWRI – Australian climate policy and the global carbon market

Building resilience and sustainability in the grape and wine sector workshop (Penola) – 11 November 2014

Prof Tim Flannery, Australian Climate Council – Climate change keynote address
Darren Ray, BOM – Climate change and the Limestone Coast region
Peter Dry, AWRI – Extreme and increasing temperate: effects on grapes and wine
Phil Cohn, RAMP Carbon – Climate policy and carbon markets
Lilly Lim-Camacho, CSIRO – Why move to Pinot? Consumer perspectives of climate adaptation
Liz Riley, Vitibit – Can we protect grapes and vines using suncreen?
Paul Petrie, Treasury Wine Estates – Delayed pruning of grapevines

South Australian Key Influencers workshop – 31 July 2014

Darren Ray, BOM – Climate change and South Australian wine regions
Peter Hayman, SARDI – “What are the key climate related trends and influences on the SA wine industry and how might they play out over the next 10-15 years?”
Mark Farrell, CSIRO – A snapshot of current soil C and N research
Lilly Lim-Camacho, CSIRO – Consumer perspectives of adaptation (preliminary results)
Geoff Cowey, AWRI – Building resilience & sustainability in the grape and wine sector

Launch event – 1 July 2014

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Prof. Will Steffen, Climate Council – Climate Change 2014: Science, Risks and Responses
Phil Cohn, RAMP Carbon – Changing climate, changing business
Mardi Longbottom, AWRI – Adaptation, mitigation or innovation?
Jonathan Lord, Taylor’s Wines – Adaptation in a new climate
Louisa Rose, Yalumba – Opportunities presented to Yalumba
Darren Ray, BOM – Climate change and South Australian wine regions

Contact

For further information or assistance regarding greenhouse gas emissions, carbon storage and the Emissions Reduction Fund, please contact the Extension and Outreach team on 08 8313 6600 or the AWRI Helpdesk.

Useful Links

mycarbonfarming

AWRI Events calendar

Entwine Australia

Australian Wine Carbon Calculator

Adapting to difficult vintages workshop

Information pack – environmental sustainability

Greenhouse gas abatement in viticulture webinar

Department of Agriculture and Water Resources – a change in climate

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Acknowledgement
The AWRI project Building resilience and sustainability in the grape and wine sector is supported by funding from the Australian Government.