Policy responses to climate change in the Australian tourism industry : the case of Canberra, ACT

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


Climate change and its expected impacts will affect many, if not all, areas of human activity over time. While work has been done on many areas, study of the impacts and possible responses of the tourism industry is less well-developed. This is significant given the particular vulnerability of the tourism industry to the impacts of climate change. This study explored the issue from several perspectives, developing lessons from past climatic change, the connections between climate change adaptation and sustainability, climate change policy and organisational decision-making in tourism firms, and the importance of business staff role and placement in considering climate change and possible responses.
Date of Award10 Oct 2019
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorBrent Ritchie (Supervisor), Trevor MULES (Supervisor), Tracey Dickson (Supervisor), Naomi Dale (Supervisor), Chris Sadleir (Supervisor) & Patrick L'Espoir Decosta (Supervisor)

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