And now for the weather: info-seeking & climate change adaptation in Pacific tourism

Climate change adaptation is increasingly important, especially in the Pacific

Climate change adaptation is increasingly talked about in the travel & tourism trade media as vital to the sustainability of the sector, especially in regions susceptible to extreme weather events and the worst-case scenarios of sea level rise, such as Pacific Island nations. In this “GT” Insight, Dr Johanna Nalau, Research Fellow at the Griffith […]

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Caribbean tourism, fishing, farming bears brunt of climate change: CCCCC

Caribbean tourism climate change. Hurricane Felix

Small Caribbean islands risk losing their entire way of life unless they urgently strengthen defences against a raft of future disasters, according to Ulric Trotz, deputy director at the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC). Fishing and farming communities living in coastal areas as well the tourism industry, which is vital for Caribbean economies, often […]

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July 29, 2017

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Could climate change ground a third of aircraft?

Climate change airlines. Aerial view of Victorville Airport's aircraft boneyard, Victorville, California, USA. By Bobak Ha'Eri, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3A2009-0727-CA-VictorvilleBoneyard.jpgax

More frequent heat waves due to global warming may ground up to a third of airplanes worldwide in decades to come with some airports in New York and Dubai likely to be hard hit, a study showed on Thursday. Airlines may increasingly be forced to cut their loads of passengers, cargo or fuel in order […]

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July 17, 2017

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Airport carbon dioxide emissions cut by 200,000 tonnes in 2015/16: ACI

ACI Director General Angela Gittens says airport carbon emissions were reduced by 200,000 tonnes in 2015/2016. Image source: 'Airport World'

Airports Council International (ACI)’s Airport Carbon Accreditation programme reduced carbon dioxide emissions by more than 200,000 tonnes in the reporting year ending June 2016, according to ACI Director General Angela Gittens. The programme is now in its eighth year with 182 accredited airports in 54 countries. Writing for Airport World, Ms Gittens asserted that ACI’s […]

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Lipman on Trump: “The Emperor has no clothes”

Lipman on Trump: "The Emperor has no clothes."

SUNx co-founder Geoffrey Lipman has responded to US President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement: “The Emperor has no clothes. “Donald Trump’s announcement on the Paris Climate Agreement is an attack on humanity. We spend too much time in the Travel and Tourism sector repeating the same mantras about our sector being a […]

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June 3, 2017

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Pacific unsurprisingly strong on sustainability rhetoric

Given that island nations have most to lose from sea level rises, it is no surprise that Francois Martel, secretary-general of Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) believes that any investment in adaptation to, and mitigation of, climate change makes sense. PIDF reckons the Pacific needs development processes that are: Responsive Participatory Inclusive Accountable Outcome-driven Able […]

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