ClimateWorks delivers workshops in collaboration with Collabforge and Deakin University, to develop a collective vision for Australia’s food and land sector in 2050.

In August and September 2020, our Land Use Futures program held a series of six workshops. Over 30 participants represented the diversity of Australia’s food and land sector, from conservation, agriculture, research, nutrition, finance, forestry, carbon markets and more.

The Land Use Futures program aims to develop a national vision for a food, agriculture and land use system that contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement. Last year, the program worked collaboratively in the food and land use sector to create a roadmap for natural capital in Australia. Find out more about our Land Use Futures program and the 10 critical transitions for sustainable food and land use..

The workshops are the next step in creating a roadmap for a sustainable Australian food and land use system by 2050. The aim of the workshops was to gather input into this vision directly from stakeholders in the sector. Held completely virtually, the workshops used zoom video conferencing and mural virtual whiteboard to facilitate discussion between this diverse group, who joined the sessions from all across Australia. 

The participants of the workshops included representatives from:

  • AACo and Independent Consultant
  • ANU
  • Australian Farm Institute
  • Bush Heritage Australia
  • Carbon Market Institute
  • Climate Wise Agriculture
  • Commonwealth Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment
  • Deakin University
  • Farmers for Climate Action
  • Fonterra
  • FoodAgility
  • Gheerulla Creek Farms
  • Grazier
  • Growcom
  • Investor Group on Climate Change
  • Laradoc Pty Ltd
  • Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets
  • McKinsey
  • Meat and Livestock Australia
  • NAB
  • National Farmers’ Federation
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • New Forests
  • NRM Regions
  • Perth Landcare
  • Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
  • Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage
  • Queensland Farmers’ Federation
  • RegenWA
  • Yabtree West
  • University of Melbourne

Read a reflection on the workshops by our Senior Project Manager, Romy Zyngier.