Today’s UN IPCC Climate Change report sets out a stark message on the state of the climate crisis. If we do not accelerate our efforts to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions in the near term, the consequences for future generations look dire. The sober assessment of our planet’s future has been delivered by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), a group of scientists whose findings are endorsed by the world’s governments.

When Jacqui and I decided last year to focus all our efforts on promoting agrifood technology’s ability to help farmers and growers reduce their greenhouse gas emissions as well as design new and more sustainable growing systems, we did so against the growing, indisputable evidence of climate change. Increased extreme weather events continue to impact geographic regions and peoples across the world. Without urgent action, they are simply a foretaste of what is to come.

Next April, we will be hosting the 2035 Oceania Summit in Auckland. The Summit has been designed to enable the region’s scientific & research community, its industry leaders, agribusiness & agritech companies, farmers & growers, regulators and policy makers to meet and discuss how agrifood tech innovation and on-farm application can help address the existential threat posed by climate change.

Over the coming days, we will be announcing a number of Summit partnerships and associated initiatives that we will be running in preparation for the Summit.

To register your interest in the 2035 Oceania Summit, please visit the landing page here.

To learn more about today’s sobering UN Climate Change Report, please download a copy here.