Practical Sustainability In Your Tourism Business
Sustainability means many things to many people, but there is a growing consensus that it is critical to the future of our species and the planet we call home. As humanity pushes up against the natural limits of the systems that support us, it is important that we all think about what we can do to make a difference. Climate change is at the heart of this growing awareness of natural limits, with its impacts already being felt around the world.
But, together, we can turn the tide!
The tourism sector stands to gain as much as anyone from a transition to a sustainable future, whether that's through saving important natural wonders that attract visitors from all over the world, or protecting the fragile food systems that provide the delicacies for which many regions are renowned. There are real actions that you can take today to make a difference, and exciting developments on the horizon that can take us the rest of the way.
This workshop will look at the background and context of climate change and sustainability, and then explore real world practical opportunities to take action and start the urgently needed transition to a more sustainable, low emissions future. There will also be breakout groups to discuss the biggest sustainability problems in the tourism sector now, and the existing and imminent ways that these can be addressed.
Key outcomes are:
- a background on climate change
- defining sustainability and what its adoption entails
- understanding the risks of climate change for the tourism sector
- opportunities for tourism operators to make positive change
Monday 15 August, 1:30pm-3:00pm, Peppers Silo Hotel Launceston
James is a Senior Carbon and Energy Consultant at Pangolin Associates, where he has a track record for promoting meaningful action on climate change and biodiversity loss in the built environment, and for finding effective, customised solutions. He enjoys providing his clients with evidence-based insights and modelling scenarios to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and encourage restorative environmental practices.
James' qualifications include a Masters of Sustainability from the University of Sydney, a Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Policy and Management, and a Bachelor's of Science, majoring in Ecology and Genetics. He is passionate about applying sustainability principles in both a professional and personal context to achieve meaningful improvements in environmental outcomes.