Outdoors NSW & ACT
Climate Change Committee
Sustaining the opportunities of outdoor activities for community health and wellbeing
The Outdoor NSW & ACT Climate Change Committee was formed in 2021 with the objective to:
Provide insight into industry challenges in relation to Climate Change and provide updates where relevant throughout the year. This could include impacts to the industry, as well as challenges in mitigation and adaptation of climate change.
Produce or provide relevant information, tools, and resources accessible by industry to; assist individuals and businesses in the outdoor sector to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, assist individuals and businesses in the outdoor sector adapt to the impacts of climate change.
Represent the outdoor sectors climate change needs to decision-makers.
The Outdoor Industry is calling for climate leadership.
Pledge your support.
Outdoors People for Climate have teamed together with Outdoors NSW & ACT and the Australian Outdoor Industry to ask the industry to join the voice for ACTION when it comes to Climate Change.
The outdoor industry is facing significant impacts as a result of climate change. Continued worsening extreme weather events - including severe bushfires, flooding, extreme rainfall and heat waves - will interfere with business operations more and more.
The purpose of the Climate Change Committee is to provide focused strategic recommendations to the Outdoor Industry to combat the effects of Climate Change - to support climate change mitigation and adaptation.
The Committee will do this by providing communications, tools, and resources to help advocate, educate, inform and engage in Climate Change needs. The resources will be provided to the Board of Outdoors NSW & ACT for endorsement and distribution.
Destruction of outdoor workplace
Risk and safety management
INNOVATIONS TO REDUCE EFFECTS
Zero waste initiatives
Review of food offerings
Move to sustainable energy
Education and awareness
Reduced operational travel
DIFFICULTIES IN IMPLEMENTING CHANGE
Availability of finances
Availability of staff and resources
Lack of time
Inability to agree on changes