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.

Gold Coast

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.

Research Report

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Lady Elliot Island eco-resort’s transition to 100 percent renewable energy

January 2020

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.

Research Report

Ecosystem-based Adaptation to Climate Change

Visitor Visas for Asian Markets - A comparison between Australia and key competitors

Tourism Planning in Natural World Heritage Sites - UNESCO

Making an Impact – Practices and Views of Tourism Academics

Global Sustainable Tourism Dashboard

More Important Than Ever: Measuring Tourist Satisfaction

Gold Coast Tourism Industry Report Year Ending June 2015

Impact of Norovirus in the Cruise Ship Industry

Australian Tourism Demand for Domestic Travel Experiences: Insights for the Gold Coast

Gold Coast Tourism Industry Report Year Ending December 2014

Gold Coast 2013/14 Financial-Year Tourism Industry Report

Overcoming Structural Lock-in: Strategies for Enhancing the Co-existence Between Tourism and the Resources Sector - Gladstone and Roma Final Report

Experience Gold Coast: Innovative Products for Asian Visitors

World Heritage Area at Risk?: Resident and Stakeholder Perceptions of the Great Barrier Reef in Gladstone, Australia

From Challenges to Solutions - 2nd White Paper on Tourism and Water: Providing the business case

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