Icons at risk

climate change threatening Australian tourism

Lesley Hughes, Petra Stock, Louis Brailsford, David Alexander

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Abstract

Tourism is a multi-billion dollar industry in Australia, providing more than half a million jobs and accounting for 5% of the workforce. Iconic natural destinations such as the Great Barrier Reef, Kakadu National Park, Uluru, and our world-famous beaches such as the Gold Coast are the backbone of this industry.But current and future climate change impacts pose great risks for these icons, and for the communities they support.

This report provides a summary of the value of the tourism industry to the Australian economy and to communities, and the risks posed to this asset by climate change. We also describe how the industry can play an important part in the vital transition to a low carbon economy.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherClimate Council of Australia
Commissioning bodyClimate Council of Australia
Number of pages68
ISBN (Electronic)9781925573497
ISBN (Print)9781925573480
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes

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