Take Action on Climate Change
The Great Barrier Reef Outlook Report identified climate change as one of the greatest threats to the long-term health of the Great Barrier Reef.
You can take action today by calculating your carbon footprint so you know where you are now and you can monitor your progress in reducing emissions. An Emissions Calculator has been developed specifically for Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Tourism Operators to allow easy calculation of your carbon footprint.
The next step is to identify practical ways to reduce your carbon footprint and adapt to impacts of climate change. Case studies have been developed to provide background information and real-life examples of changes that can be made to practices within marine tourism operations, for example:
- The use of bio-diesel in marine operations
- Climate change action and response certification schemes for tourism operators
- Becoming carbon neutral and understanding carbon offsetting
Operators who attain certification with Ecotourism Tourism achieve core climate change standards but businesses can adopt even higher standards known as Climate Action Certification. Businesses adopting Climate Action Certification through Ecotourism Australia will receive practical assistance in equipping themselves for both the impacts of climate change and to reduce their own contribution to greenhouse gas production.
Whenever you are in the Marine Park you can help by following the responsible reef practices for climate change action.
If you're heading out on the water, don't forget your free Zoning Map so you know where you can go and what you can do.
We're delighted to celebrate the 40 years of the managing the Great Barrier Reef.
Visit our Great Barrier Reef and discover its amazing animals, plants, and habitats.
Everyone has a role to play in protecting our Great Barrier Reef. Find out what you can do to help protect this great Australian icon.
If you see sick, dead or stranded marine animals please call RSPCA QLD 1300 ANIMAL (1300 264 625)
A Vulnerability Assessment: of the issues that could have far-reaching consequences for the Great Barrier Reef.
Current Conditions: Environmental and climatic forecasts for the Great Barrier Reef