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Forever Forest – How to build a carbon sink (and what not to do…)

Centre for Sustainability seminar presented by Mark Harris, Meridian Energy Limited.

Mark will discuss his work on the Meridian Forever Forest programme, which is seeing the establishment of a carbon sink, comprising 1,100 hectares of mixed model and native forestry projects to offset our operational emissions in the first instance. Projects are mainly in the South Island, near Murchison, on the West Coast, South Canterbury and Southland. In addition to Meridian land, he is working with a number of private landowners, and runanaga and hapū based trusts to implement the programme.

Mark has been with Meridian for 19 years, principally in the hydro and wholesale businesses, in various roles from strategy to market development. He is now part of the Renewable Development team tasked with bringing forward new energy projects to consent and project readiness. Their focus is on grid connected wind, solar, and large scale battery developments across the country, in response to the decarbonisation and energy supply needs of the country.


Zoom link for Forever Forest seminar

Zoom password: 008743

Date Thursday, 3 November 2022
Time 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Audience Public,Undergraduate students,Postgraduate students,Staff,Alumni
Event Category Humanities
Event Type Seminar
DepartmentCentre for Sustainability
LocationOnline via Zoom
Contact NameMary-Jane Campbell or Nicki Topliss
Contact Phone+64 3 479 5220

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