The Critical Decade

This report, created by the Australian Government's recently established "Climate Commission" outlines the case for immediate action in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. It provides a useful and easy-to-understand update of the climate change science and what it may mean for Australia. They state that the "risks have never been clearer and the case for action has never been more urgent. Our Earth’s surface is warming rapidly and we can already see social, economic and environmental impacts in Australia.

The Future of Tourism: Can Tourism Growth and Climate Policy be Reconciled? A Climate Change Mitigation Perspective

"Tourism is an increasingly significant contributor to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Emissions growth in the sector is in substantial conflict with global climate policy goals that seek to mitigate climate change through deep emission reductions. This article discusses the role of various tourism sub-sectors in generating emissions, and technical and management options in reducing these.