Environmentally sustainable tourism: a case for carbon trading at northern Queensland hotels and resorts
Curtis, Ian A. (2002) Environmentally sustainable tourism: a case for carbon trading at northern Queensland hotels and resorts. Australasian Journal of Environmental Management, 9 (1). pp. 27-36.
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Using Cairns, North Queensland as a case study, energy consumption by the tourism industry is reviewed in light of empirical growth in international visitation and reliance of the in dust!), on the natural attributes of a region 10 sell beds. Perceptions of environmental performance in the industry are found wanting in respect of sustainable tourism development principles and initiatives.
Carbon dioxide emissions per tourist bed are found to average 748.8 kg CO2 per year for the Cairns region. Moderate emissions reductions can he made by way of increased energy efficiency and some stand alone renewables. However, excess emissions by luxury hotels/resorts providing a high level of hospitality services cannot be accommodated by stand alone systems. An investment in carbon sinks is recommended, or alternately a carbon tax amounting to $5.23 per bed per year now, or based on emissions, $15.38 per tonne of CO2 per year.
|Item Type:||Article (Refereed Research - C1)|
|Keywords:||carbon trading; sustainable tourism|
|FoR Codes:||05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050204 Environmental Impact Assessment @ 100%|
|SEO Codes:||96 ENVIRONMENT > 9699 Other Environment > 969999 Environment not elsewhere classified @ 100%|
|Deposited On:||06 Jan 2011 12:30|
|Last Modified:||12 Feb 2011 03:57|
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