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Changing Climate, Changing Business Workshops

Climate change has the potential to significantly impacting and influencing the tourism industry and the way that we do business. It is the biggest threat to the Great Barrier Reef and coral reefs around the world. It is causing extreme weather events such as intense cyclonic activity. It is changing the wildlife habitats across the state. It will be influencing our visitor experience, regardless of the exact path of change ahead of us.

The tourism industry has the opportunity to be proactive and show leadership by reducing our ecological footprint and adapting to changing conditions. These changes not only protect the natural environment that we rely on so heavily as an industry, but will also bring benefits, such as reduced costs and a competitive edge for your business.

Now is your opportunity to be involved and have your say in the development of the tourism sector climate change adaptation and mitigation plan.   This work has been commissioned by the state government and QTIC has partnered with Griffith University produce the plan.  Other sectors, namely agriculture and construction, have already completed similar work.

This is not just another plan. This is an industry-driven document that takes a collaborative approach to ensure resilience is embedded in Queensland’s diverse economies, landscapes and communities. The plan will be achievable and reflective of what our industry needs and will be accessible to all. This is why we are inviting you to attend the Changing Climate, Changing Business Workshops in Cairns or the Whitsundays on 1 and 2 February.  Have your say and help us shape the focus and deliverables of this plan.

Click here to sign up to Cairns

Click here to sign up to Airlie Beach

Climate change is everyone’s business. Do not miss this opportunity to be involved and shape a better future for our environment. 

For further information contact:
Dr Natasha Montesalvo 
Research and Policy
Queensland Tourism Industry Council 

policy@qtic.com.au I 0421 806 227