Emissions in agriculture account for 14% of national emissions. Reducing those emissions will require substantial investment, and the development of scalable science driven solutions that are scalable. These solutions need to be adopted widely and in sufficient time to have the appropriated impact to meet the various 2050, 2040 and even 2030 targets. Triggered by the DAF-UQ ZNE Grand Challenge and estimates of billion dollar investments and yet undiscovered solutions required to meaningfully reduce agricultural emissions, it seemed a CRC was one means of achieving high impact, large scale industry led research and development programs. This is why QAAFI is developing a bid for a Cooperative Research Centre in Zero Net Emissions from Agriculture. We are at very early stages and are keen for input and wide involvement.

Damian HineProfessor Damian Hine

Professor Damian Hine has a role across both QAAFI and the Global Change Institute. He is an evolutionary economist which means his work focusses on innovation at the business/firm level, including technological change and business model innovation. He has worked in a range of agricultural areas including as an agricultural economist, has undertaken national productivity studies in horticulture, written industry investment plans for a number of horticulture industries, worked with the World Bank, Global Environment Facility, ACIAR and international governments on sustainable enterprise solutions in fisheries, aquaculture and mariculture in resource constrained communities across Asia and the Pacific. He ran a business school in Europe before returning to Australia.

Professor Damian Hine, Professorial Research Fellow E: d.hine@uq.edu.au

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Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation hosts science seminars across the disciplines of animal, horticulture, crop, food and nutritional sciences.

With a range of speakers from Australia and abroad, the series explores how high-impact science will significantly improve the competitiveness and sustainability of the tropical and sub-tropical food, fibre and agribusiness sectors.

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The Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation is a research institute at The University of Queensland supported by the Queensland Government via the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.


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