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WHAT IS CLIMATE ACTION CERTIFICATION?

TiCSA has a partnership with Ecotourism Australia to deliver its Eco Certification programs to our members. 

The Climate Action Certification program is dedicated to reducing carbon emissions and assuring travellers are backed by a commitment to sustainable practices.

Climate Action Certification is designed for all sectors of the tourism industry including hotels, attractions, tours, transport, restaurants, travel agents, tourism commissions and industry bodies. While the Climate Action Certification program is completely stand alone, recognition and credit is given for criteria that may be addressed in existing environmental certification programs such as ECO Certification, Green Globe and Greenhouse Challenge Plus.

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3 LEVELS OF CLIMATE ACTION CERTIFICATION

  • Climate Action Business
    Businesses have undertaken a set of adaption and emissions reduction actions but are not necessarily measuring their carbon footprint.

  • Climate Action Innovator
    Businesses have undertaken a set of adaption and emissions reduction strategies and are auditing and measuring their carbon footprint.

  • Climate Action Leader
    Businesses have incorporated strategic climate change responses across all relevant levels of business planning and operations. They are measuring and auditing their carbon footprint via a credible system; have undertaken an advanced level of adaptation, emissions reduction and offsetting strategies; and are working towards becoming carbon neutral.

BENEFITS

  • FREE TiCSA membership with certification
  • Operator credibility and recognition
  • Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) approval
  • Marketing and promotion
  • Ecotourism Australia attendance at ATE
  • Membership with Ecotourism Australia
  • Operator discounts

FEES

Climate Action Certification fees are based on your business’ gross annual turn over.

Your turnover Once-only application fee Ongoing annual fee Discounted annual fee for Climate Action Certification
(when added to ECO or ROC)
Less than $250,000 $395 $565 $130
$250,001 – $1,000,000 $455 $795 $195
$1,000,001 – $5,000,000 $575 $1,140 $270
$5,000,001 – $10,000,000 $695 $1,350 $325
More than $10,000,000 $925 $1,525 $375

Fees remain the same regardless of the level of certification you achieve. Prices are current as at January 2019.

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