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Emma Whittlesea

Climate Change & Sustainable Futures, Dept of Environment and Science/Griffith Institute for Tourism

Griffith University

Emma works for the Queensland Government and is seconded part-time to Griffith Institute for Tourism. Her work supports the development and implementation of climate change transition policy and programs, with a focus on tourism. She provides strategic and practical sustainability advice for the State Government, tourism businesses, DMOs, and industry associations. Emma manages a number of projects in Queensland which includes a program to help Great Barrier Reef islands to reduce their carbon footprints and become more resilient to the impacts of climate change. Emma also worked with the Queensland Tourism Industry Council to develop and launch Queensland’s Tourism Climate Change Response Plan, and now supports its delivery.