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This research represents the first comprehensive measure of carbon emissions for the tourism sector, both within Australia, and including associated international aviation. It is provided to inform and stimulate discussion, and to assist this, the report provides additional estimates and data to support national policy for the sector.

by Peter Forsyth, Serajul Hoque, Larry Dwyer, Ray Spurr, Thiep Van Ho & Daniel Pambudi

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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.     It critically evaluates how government tourism agencies are addressing climate change issues, by promoting carbon reduction initiatives and carbon offsetting schemes for tourism operators.

by Heather Zeppel & Narelle Beaumont, University of Southern Queensland Australian Centre for Sustainable Business & Development

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This Update paper examines the science behind climate change.

by Professor Ross Garnaut

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The threat of climate change to prosperity in one country cannot be removed by the actions of that country alone. Effective action to moderate the risks of human-induced climate change requires large contributions to reductions in emissions from all major countries, and substantial contributions from the rest of the world as well. As a result, the search for effective climate change policy is partly a search for effective cooperation amongst countries of a kind and dimension that has never previously been known. This paper discusses that search for an international basis for effective climate change policy.

by Professor Ross Garnaut

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The Garnaut Climate Change Review—led by Professor Ross Garnaut—was first commissioned by Australia’s Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments in 2007, to conduct an independent study of the impacts of climate change on the Australian economy.  This paper focuses on five climate change action issues: the choice of discount rate (the valuation of the welfare of people living now relative to people living in future); the presence of uncertainty; the interaction between climate change, its mitigation and the growth of incomes and economic welfare in developing countries; what is an appropriate and proportionate Australian contribution to various levels of international mitigation effort; and the optimal balance between efforts on climate change mitigation and on climate change adaptation.

by Professor Ross Garnaut

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From Davos to Copenhagen and Beyond: Advancing Tourism’s Response to Climate Change is a background paper on the UNWTO Davos Declaration and the actions following.

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Davos Declaration: Climate Change and Tourism Responding to Global Challenges

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Signed at the 2nd International Conference on Climate Change and Tourism in Davos, Switzerland on 3 October 2007, The Davos Declaration underscores that the tourism sector must rapidly respond to climate change, within the evolving UN framework if it is to grow in a sustainable manner. The Declaration recognises that tourism sector has an important place in that framework, given its global economic and social value, its role in sustainable development and its strong relationships with climate.

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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.

by Heather Zeppel & Narelle Beaumont, University of Southern Queensland Australian Centre for Sustainable Business & Development

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This document describes how the Ministry of Natural Resources works to contribute to the Ontario Government’s commitment to reduce the rate of global warming and the impacts associated with climate change. The framework contains strategies and sub-strategies organized according to the need to understand climate change, mitigate the impacts of rapid climate change, and help Ontarians adapt to climate change.

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The United Nations Department of Public Information recently held a conference titled “Beyond 2015: An Action Agenda by Non-governmental organizations” at U.N. Headquarters in New York. One of the key purposes of the conference was to provide input for the UN Post-2015 Development Agenda proposed sustainable development goals (SDGs) that will succeed the 15-year framework of UN Millennium Development Goals, set to expire in 2015. Dr. Dave Randle. Read more.

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