Mitigation of emissions is the only way to slow ocean acidification. The Climate Hub is working with the region's Tourism sector to decarbonise and protect the reef.
Whitsunday Regional Council has approved the need for a sustainable destination certification. This certification will provide region-wide marketing opportunities and will help to build the Whitsundays brand as the "Healthy Heart of the Great Barrier Reef". In line with Council's Climate Change Mitigation Plan, this is another step towards lowering the region's carbon footprint.
What you can do
Understand your carbon footprint and work to reduce it. Check out the Carbon Footprint Calculator and find out ways you can reduce your carbon footprint as a household and a business.