Landcare Experts To Converge On Sydney For 2022 National Landcare Conference

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Date of Conference: 23 – 25 August, 2022

27 June 2022: Landcare Australia has announced the 2022 National Landcare Conference is going bigger and better than ever. Responding to an unprecedented demand for tickets last year, the 2022 conference will feature the latest from experts on environmental and climate action, cultural land management, sustainable farming, emerging environmental markets, and much more.

Hosted by Landcare champion and ABC TV presenter Costa Georgiadis and attracting delegates from around the world, the National Landcare Conference is the largest knowledge sharing convention for the Landcare movement. Along with plenary and workshop sessions, this year’s conference also includes a variety of field trips in the Greater Sydney region to showcase the diversity of landcare and the fantastic conservation outcomes achieved by local landcarers.

“With the growing pressures of climate change impacting communities, landholders and critical habitats across Australia, this year’s conference theme Power of Landcare|Shaping our Future could not be more important,” said Landcare Australia CEO Dr Shane Norrish.

“Landcarers are on the front lines of taking climate action here in Australia and across the world. The National Landcare Conference brings together their local expertise with that of global leaders in a diverse range of fields including sustainable farming, cultural land management, and innovation and technology, providing a forum to share knowledge and increase the impact of their projects.”

“We’re excited to have a fantastic lineup of speakers and to celebrate bringing the landcare community back together for our first face-to-face conference in four years. I hope landcarers across Australia can join us in Sydney and use this conference as a catalyst for continuing their incredible work in their local communities and beyond,” said Dr Norrish.

Professor Mark Howden, Director of the Institute for Climate, Energy & Disaster Solutions at The Australian National University, will serve as the keynote speaker. He said the Conference comes at a critical time as a growing body of evidence suggests climate change continues unabated.

“Climate change is affecting everyone, with vulnerable people and ecosystems feeling the pressure the most. Landcare is crucial for both reducing net greenhouse gas emissions and for developing effective adaptation responses that maintain our health, our industries and our environment,” said Professor Howden.

“Recent extremes including bushfires, floods and droughts show us we need to take rapid action to ensure our adaptation measures keep up with climate change. The National Landcare Conference provides an opportunity to encourage action, engage young people, and provide solutions to the challenges posed by a changing climate.”

The 2022 conference will be held at the International Convention Centre at Darling Harbour Sydney. Landcare Australia anticipates over 500 delegates to attend the event in person, with thousands more expected to participate as virtual delegates online. Early bird conference registration are now on sale until July 10.

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