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The second annual Tourism Policy School in 2020: Decarbonising tourism and moving towards a sustainable emissions path

The Tourism Policy School presents a significant opportunity to discuss issues and pathways at a time when businesses, policy-makers and communities face new challenges in the field of tourism and sustainable development.

Dates for 2020

The 2020 School runs over Thursday, 19 March and Friday, 20 March 2020.

Venue for 2020

Heritage Queenstown is the venue for the event.

The Tourism Policy School is convened by the Otago Business School and the Department of Tourism, University of Otago.

Theme for 2020

In 2020, the Tourism Policy School will discuss and debate critical challenges, opportunities and pathways towards decarbonising tourism and moving the sector onto a sustainable emissions path.


  • Prof. Manfred Lenzen (University of Sydney). Global tourism carbon footprint
  • Dr. Simon Upton (Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment). Managing the environmental impacts of sustained high growth tourism.
  • Dr. Ya-Yen Sun (University of Queensland) Tourism carbon management
  • Prof. Susanne Becken (Griffith University). Changes to tourist demand, and consumer decision making
  • Quinton Hall (Ngai Tahu Tourism). Decarbonisation as a core business workstream
  • Richard Lauder (Wayfare Group). Meeting the challenges and opportunities of climatically sustainable tourism.
  • Grant Webster (Tourism Holding Ltd).

Details of the programme to come.

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