Eco-certification in Australia?

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Eco-certification explained?

Ecotourism Australia (EA) design and deliver certification programs for tourism products in Australia.
They are the recognised body and endorsed by National Parks in Australia.

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Eco Certified Programmes

The ECO Certification program assures travellers that certified products are backed by a strong, well managed commitment to sustainable practices and provides high quality nature-based tourism experiences.

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Climate Action Programmes

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

Ecotourism Australia-Respect Our Culture Certification.

Respect Our Culture Programme

The Respecting Our Culture (ROC) program encourages the tourism industry to operate in ways that respect and reinforce Indigenous cultural heritage and the living cultures of Indigenous communities.

More Details & Levels of Certification

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Nature Tourism

3/5

Entry Level Certification
Tourism in natural areas that leaves minimal impact on the environment.

Ecotourism Australia-Eco Certification.

EcoTourism

4/5

Intermediate Certification – Recognised by National Parks Australia
Tourism in a natural area that focuses on optimal resources use, leaves minimal impact on the environment and offers interesting ways to learn about the environment with operators that use resources wisely, contribute to conserving the environment and help local communities.

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Advanced EcoTourism

5/5

Leading Certification – Recognised by National Parks Australia
Australia’s leading and most innovative ecotourism products that operate with minimal impact on the environment and provide opportunities to learn about the environment with operators who are committed to achieving best practice, using resources wisely, contributing to conserving the environment and helping local communities.

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Climate Action Business

3/5

Entry Level Certification
Businesses have undertaken a set of adaption and emissions reduction actions but are not necessarily measuring their carbon footprint.

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Climate Action Innovator

4/5

Intermediate Certification
Businesses have undertaken a set of adaption and emissions reduction strategies and are auditing and measuring their carbon footprint.

Climate Action Leader

5/5

Leading Certification
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 creditable system and have undertaken an advanced level of adaptation, emissions reduction and offsetting and are working towards becoming carbon neutral.

Ecotourism Australia-Respect Our Culture Certification.

Respecting Our Culture

5/5

The Respecting Our Culture (ROC) program encourages the tourism industry to operate in ways that respect and reinforce Indigenous cultural heritage and the living cultures of Indigenous communities.
ROC certified tourism operators are committed to protecting cultural authenticity and integrity, developing sound business practices, environmental protection and acknowledging Indigenous peoples spiritual connection to the land and water.
ROC also embraces national accreditation standards, making sure tourism experiences meet customer expectations in a professional and sustainable way. 

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