Changing Climate, Changing Business
Climate change has the potential to significantly impact and influence the tourism industry
Climate change has the potential to significantly impact and influence 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 expected to increase the severity of cyclones, droughts and floods; and is changing ecosystems and wildlife habitats across the state. These impacts will have a profound influence on our visitor experience.
The tourism industry has the opportunity to be proactive and show leadership by reducing our ecological footprint and adapting to the changes ahead. This will not only help to protect the natural environment we rely on so heavily as an industry but will bring additional benefits such as reduced costs and a competitive edge for our businesses.
Now is your opportunity to be involved and have your say in the final Tourism Sector Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Plan. This work has been commissioned by the Queensland Government, and QTIC has partnered with Griffith University to 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 has incorporated the feedback recieved from over 100 tourism and hospitality operators from the state. The plan is designed with achievable outcomes in mind and is reflective of what our industry needs. This is why we are inviting you to attend the Changing Climate, Changing Business Workshop in Brisbane on 15 March. Have your say and help us ensure that the draft plan is on track to deliver industry needs.
Climate change is everyone’s business, so don’t miss this opportunity to be involved and help shape a better future for our industry and our environment.