Decarbonising Queensland Tourism Webinar - EarthCheck

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Cameron Balch from EarthCheck will give an overview of these projects and translate their results to the importance of decarbonisation for the tourism industry.

Contact name: Olivia Brodhurst

Contact phone number: 0406453275

Contact email address: olivia.brodhurst@whitsundayrc.qld.gov.au

While the natural assets of Queensland’s tourism destinations bring in visitors from around the world, they are also susceptible to increased risk from the impacts of climate change.

EarthCheck has spent decades working with travel and tourism operators to improve their sustainability and have recently completed several projects for the Queensland Department of Environment & Science targeting decarbonisation of the islands of the Great Barrier Reef.

First working with individual resorts and next whole island communities, EarthCheck developed a Decarbonisation Framework to prioritise both mitigation and adaptation strategies for climate change impacts. Cameron Balch will give an overview of these projects and translate their results to the importance of decarbonisation for the tourism industry.

Cameron has international experience working in government regulation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and community stakeholder engagement in the Philippines developing Marine Protected Areas.

A recent graduate of University of Queensland Business School, earning a Masters of Tourism, Hotel and Event Management, his thesis investigated the methods used to measure sustainable tourism around the world.