The Griffith Institute for Tourism (GIFT) research report series promotes the dissemination of knowledge and represents a quality assured (peer reviewed) means of communicating our Institute's research findings.
Carbon footprint of tourism destinations in Queensland
Associate Professor Tien Pham, Dr Sam Meng, Professor Susanne Becken
This project on the carbon footprint of tourism in Queensland is an initiative resulting from the Tourism Sector Adaptation Plan developed by the Queensland Government in partnership with Queensland Tourism Industry Council and Griffith University. This report presents the methodology and estimates for the ‘carbon footprint’ of tourism across all destinations in Queensland. The emissions in this report include all types of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and are presented on the basis of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2-e) throughout the report.
Lady Elliot Island eco-resort’s transition to 100 percent renewable energy
Dr Steve Carter, Mr Robert Thomas & Mr Peter Gash OAM
This report presents an industry case study of the Lady Elliot Island eco-resort’s transition to 100 percent renewable energy. The transition started in 2007 and has proceeded over a period of over a decade during which the main drivers of energy demand and supply have changed significantly. This report focuses on the story of how the eco-resort team overcame barriers to change, the problems encountered in operating renewable energy infrastructure in a remote and harsh environment, and the ways in which the eco-resort has improved its power and energy management practices to assist the transition.