Green tourism futures: climate change responses by Australian government tourism agencies

Zeppel, Heather and Beaumont, Narelle (2011) Green tourism futures: climate change responses by Australian government tourism agencies. Working Paper. University of Southern Queensland, Australian Centre for Sustainable Business and Development, Brisbane, Australia.

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The National Climate Change Adaptation Framework identified tourism as one key sector vulnerable to the impacts of climate change in Australia. This paper evaluates how nine government tourism agencies are responding to the issue of climate change in Australia. Information on climate change, sustainability and going green is drawn from the corporate websites, annual reports, tourism plans, fact sheets, and case studies produced by these government tourism agencies from 2007 to 2010. The paper critically evaluates how government tourism agencies are addressing climate change issues, by promoting carbon reduction initiatives and carbon offsetting schemes for tourism operators. Climate change tourism responses are more developed in Australian states with climate change policies and in destinations vulnerable to the impacts of climate change or dependent on long haul travellers.


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Item Type: Report (Working Paper)
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: USQ publication. Published version deposited with blanket permission of the Director of ACSBD.
Depositing User: Associate Professor Heather Zeppel
Faculty / Department / School: Current - USQ Other
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2011 05:49
Last Modified: 05 Dec 2013 05:48
Uncontrolled Keywords: climate change; Australia; government tourism agencies; mitigation; carbon offset
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1506 Tourism > 150601 Impacts of Tourism
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1506 Tourism > 150603 Tourism Management
16 Studies in Human Society > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160513 Tourism Policy
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): B Economic Development > 90 Commercial Services and Tourism > 9098 Environmentally Sustainable Commercial Services and Tourism > 909802 Management of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Commercial Services and Tourism
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/19541

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