The Industry summit of the IPC 2020 will take place on Tuesday 16 June 2020 at the main Congress venue – Alexela Concert Hall.
The industry summit is organised for practitioners and top executives of peatland and peat companies that rely upon peatland and/or peat products for a significant part of their business. The focus is on discussing, changing ideas and presenting viewpoints on the key issues in the peat industry, however, not only the economy but also social and environmental aspects will be considered. Inter alia, the following issues will be addressed: global peat demand for energy and horticulture; peat in the context of climate politics; social impacts of peatland use; new production technologies and applications of peat; certification of peatland, peat and peat containing growing media, etc.
At the end of the day, all the participants of the summit are welcome to join the special dinner at the Tallinn TV Tower restaurant.
Top management of a) peat and peat products industries, and b) companies involved in peatland management for agriculture, forestry, palm oil production and others.
Part I: Overview of current situation
8:30 Why are we here today
8:40 Peat in context of global climate politics (international conventions)
9:00 Impact of peat extraction on national and global greenhouse gas emissions 2020–2050
9:20 Global peat and growing media demand for horticulture 2020–2050
9:40 Sustainability of Growing Media
10:20 Peat in context of EU climate politics
10:40 Peat in context of Canadian and US climate politics
11:00 Peat in context of climate politics in Southeast Asia
11:20 Panel Discussion Peat & Global Climate Politics
Part II: The Big Picture
13:10 Global food security 2050
13:20 The future of Global Food Markets
13:40 Global problems of land usage 2050
Part III: Finding Solutions
14:00 What has to change by 2030
14:20 Better uses of peat & peat alternatives
15:00 Peatland restoration and rewetting – do these reduce GHG emission?
15:20 Certification of peatland, peat and peat containing growing media
15:40 Carbon capture & compensation mechanism, or: Up-, re-cycling and re-usage of the peat
16:00 Panel Discussion: What has to change
19:00 Industrial Dinner
Alongside with the Mid-Congress field trips on Wednesday 17 June, the Industrial excursions take place. There will be six different field trips to visit production sites, substrate factories, ports, etc.
Please see the excursion programme here.