The 2022 Fenner Conference
The Fenner Conference was a two-day event that brought together a group of representatives with scientific, administrative, and policy expertise in climate and natural hazards, to discuss ways we can make Australian Agriculture Sustainable. Regenerate Earth are proud to have supported the Fenner conference through programming advice, logistics and labour.
THEME: Australia’s soil, water and vegetation as key strategic assets
EVENT DATE: 17 – 18 Mar, 2022
LOCATION: Shine Dome Canberra
KEY SPEAKER: Dr Charles Massy
Organisers and co hosts were Regenerate Earth, Sustainable Population Australia and the Frank Fenner Foundation. The conference featured a line-up of speakers from both farms and academia. Keynote speaker was Dr Charles Massy. Prof John Hewson opened the conference.
Shane Mortimer (Ngambri elder), keynote Dr Charlie Massy, Walter Jehne (soil microbiologist + climate scientist), Hon. Penny Wensley AC (National Soils Advocate) and Admiral Chris Barrie introduced the conference with the theme: ‘Australia’s soil, water and vegetation as key strategic assets’, chaired by Prof Robyn Alders, kicking off the following and exceptional line up of speakers from both farms and academia over two days.
Charlie Prell from Farmers for Climate Action and others summed up the regeneration of our natural systems including soil, water, food now to cool our climate: ‘don’t wait for politicians, don’t wait for perfection or media’.
There is an amazing group of speaker recordings to take home here. Head over to the Fenner Conference site where these video recordings are being shared with all.