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Climate Change and International Markets for Australian Food Exports


  • Creese, Jonathan
  • Marks, Nicki


Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to alert food producers to emerging market demands associated with climate change. Design/methodology/approach – The study draws on literature review and applied market research. Findings – Many food retailers are applying pressure to their value chains to measure and manage carbon emissions. Although consumers play a role, consumers are not the main driver compelling retailers to respond to climate change. Research limitations/implications – This study only interviewed retailers in the United Kingdom and Japan as these are markets that are of particular interest for Australian food exporters. Originality/value – Consumers and retailers in export markets are responding to climate change. The research suggests that food producers may need to consider market signals in addition to regulatory pressure and/or environmental concern when assessing their response to climate change.

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  • Creese, Jonathan & Marks, Nicki, 2009. "Climate Change and International Markets for Australian Food Exports," 2009 International European Forum, February 15-20, 2009, Innsbruck-Igls, Austria 59186, International European Forum on System Dynamics and Innovation in Food Networks.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:iefi09:59186

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    1. Reberte, J. Carlos & Schmit, Todd M. & Kaiser, Harry M., 1996. "An Ex Post Evaluation of Generic Egg Advertising in the U.S," Research Bulletins 122835, Cornell University, Department of Applied Economics and Management.
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