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Carbon Farming: A farmer’s perspective of the journey towards Net Zero

On behalf of the Institute for Global Food Security and the Irish Farmers Journal, Professor Nigel Scollan has great pleasure in inviting you to attend the Inaugural Lecture of Professor John Gilliland, to be held virtually on Tuesday 17th May from 6.30pm.

Professor John Gilliland will deliver his inaugural lecture on 17th May 2022 at 6.30pm

In a lecture entitled ‘Carbon Farming: A farmer’s perspective of the journey towards Net Zero’, Professor Gilliland will lay out the case for an innovative, public private, carbon framework partnership and will suggest what that could look like. He will address key issues such as delivering positive farmer behavioural change; delivering multiple public goods, including the need for active profitable farmers; a fair carbon price; eliminating double counting while delivering for both the Public and Private Sectors’ need for carbon reduction; how to measure, manage and verify change; and how to incentivise farmers to go beyond Net Zero.

To support the subsequent panel discussion, John will be joined by three individuals already engaged in the journey to Net Zero; Alasdair Macleod (Wilmot Cattle Company, Australia), Hugh Harbison (Project ARC Zero member, Northern Ireland) and Thomas Duffy (Chair of Teagasc Signpost farms Steering Group, Ireland).

Please note the virtual lecture will be streamed live via the Irish Farmers Journal’s website. All those who registered in advance will receive the link 24 hours prior to the event.

Please also note that questions on the night for Professor Gilliland and the Panel must be submitted via email. An email address will be circulated in the pre-event communication.

If you have any queries regarding the event, then please email Michael Hills (



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