Climate change and Australian tourism: a research bibliography

Zeppel, Heather and Beaumont, Narelle (2011) Climate change and Australian tourism: a research bibliography. Working Paper. University of Southern Queensland, Australian Centre for Sustainable Business and Development , Brisbane, Australia. [Report]

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This research bibliography is about climate change impacts and responses in Australian tourism. It lists articles, reports, conference papers and website information published about climate change and Australian tourism from 1996 to 2010. It includes sections on climate change issues relevant to accommodation and aviation, carbon footprints of Australian tourism, carbon offsets in Australian tourism, conference papers and journal articles relating to climate change and tourism, along with research by the Sustainable Tourism Cooperative Research Centre (STCRC) about climate change impacts on destinations and reducing emissions in tourism accommodation. Further sections list climate change and tourism information produced by government tourism agencies and industry tourism organisations, followed by climate change impacts on the Australian Alps and Great Barrier Reef. The final section lists climate change and tourism items for each state or territory.

This bibliography on climate change and Australian tourism has been compiled to assist researchers, lecturers, students, consultants and government staff to locate resources on climate change topics.
It considers both climate change adaptation and mitigation responses by the tourism industry. ‘Adaptation to climate change consists of initiatives and measures to reduce the vulnerability of natural and human systems against actual or expected climate change effects’ while ‘mitigation of climate change involves taking actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to enhance sinks’ (STCRC, 2009b, p. 5). Adaptation actions aim to lessen the effects of climate change by building business and environmental resilience while mitigation actions aim to moderate the extent of climate change by reducing emissions and improving carbon sequestration (e.g. by planting trees). Australian tourism responses to climate change include both adaptation and mitigation strategies. Climate change adaptation includes increased use of air conditioning or heating, artificial snow making, rock walls and groynes on eroding beaches, risk management plans and tourism workshops.
Mitigation includes energy, water and waste management to reduce emissions, and carbon offsetting. The next sections review the government, industry and research responses to climate change impacts on Australian tourism. It also identifies the tourism areas and topics requiring further investigation on climate change responses.

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Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2011 05:59
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2017 00:50
Uncontrolled Keywords: climate change; Australia; tourism; research bibliography
Fields of Research (2008): 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1506 Tourism > 150603 Tourism Management
05 Environmental Sciences > 0501 Ecological Applications > 050101 Ecological Impacts of Climate Change
Fields of Research (2020): 35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3508 Tourism > 350803 Tourism management
41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4101 Climate change impacts and adaptation > 410102 Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): 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

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