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The 'Zero Emission Agriculture in High Productive Agriculture' conference has been moved

Due to new Covid-19 restrictions and the spread of the pandemic, the international research conference ZEA has been moved to 3-5 May 2022. The conference focuses on new innovative opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the most efficient and sustainable way.

It is unequivocal that human influence has warmed the atmosphere, ocean and land. Widespread and rapid changes in the atmosphere, ocean, cryosphere, and biosphere have occurred.” So, states the very first lines of the IPCC report on Climate Change 2021.

The need for action and change is more imminent than ever. Since high production agriculture accounts for a large proportion of agricultural greenhouse gas emissions, there is a need for developing new technologies and management systems. This needs a collective global effort to ensure speedy development and implementation of suitable, efficient and safe technologies. There is also a large need to support this development of technologies with efficient and verified monitoring systems to ensure reliability of the technologies being implemented.

And that is precisely the theme of the conference 'Zero Emission Agriculture in High Porductive agriculture' which will be held on 3-5 May 2022.

Although the date of the conference has been changed, the program remains the same, when researchers will meet and create an extended overview of potential technologies for efficiently reducing agricultural greenhouse gas emissions. The focus will be on the efficiency to reduce emissions, economic viability as well as sustainability in regards to other aspects such as environment, biodiversity, animal welfare and human health.

Some of the promising greenhouse gas reducing technologies in play at the conference are:

  • Low emission cattle systems
  • Manure management
  • New fertilization systems
  • New cultivation systems
  • Plant and livestock breeding
  • Soil carbon storage

Keynote speakers from the USA, New Zealand, Germany, Italy and China, among others, will kick of debates within the conference's seven themes. In other words, there is ample opportunity to take part in the debate on which path agriculture should take in order to achieve climate neutrality. 

Additional information

The conference is hosted and financially supported by Novo Nordisk Foundation and the venue is Tuborg Havnevej 19, DK-2600 Hellerup. It is free to join the conference, but registration is needed. 
We have experienced much interest in the conference and hope to be in a situation where all participants can attend the sessions in person. However, there is a limit of 140 in-person participants at the Novo Nordisk Foundation and we may have to disappoint some applicants.
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