Climate Activist and Sustainable Development Pioneer
SUNx Malta is a not for profit program, partnered with the Ministry of Tourism and Consumer Protection of Malta, and Malta Tourism Authority, focused on "Climate Friendly Travel" ~ low carbon: SDG linked: Paris 1.5 trajectory. We continue the work of our mentor, the late Maurice Strong - Climate Activist and Sustainable Development pioneer.
We deliver, with WTTC an annual State of the Sector Report and related Think Tank: We have started a Climate Friendly Travel graduate Diploma with the Institute for Tourism Studies in Malta and will train 100,000 Strong Climate Champions by 2030.
Finally we have launched - again in collaboration with WTTC - a global Registry for 2050 Climate Neutral Ambitions to be a catalyst for increased sector carbon reduction and the Travel & Tourism conduit to the UNFCCC Climate Action Portal.
The Government of the Republic of Malta has partnered with SUNx to create SUNx Malta as the Global Centre for Climate Friendly Travel (CFT) Low Carbon: SDG linked: Paris 1.5 trajectory.
With these measures, Malta is signalling its intention as a small island state, with a big tourism economy, to also be a Climate Friendly Travel leader.
To advance this thinking we will:
- Co-produce with WTTC and annual CFT Review
- Manage a Malta CFT 2050 Ambitions Registry
- Hold an annual Malta Think Tank and STRONG UN Assembly event to stimulate research and innovation
- Train 100,000 young Strong CFT Champions across all UN States for company & community transformation
The innovation hub has three types of information. We are posting global innovations related to Travel & Tourism from anywhere in the world. Typically, these are weblinks to the original article, with a title. We are continuously updating and expanding this cache of information. We are also asking registered parties if they have anything that is particularly innovative. One of the question in Part B of the Registration asks to list any such innovative developments, and we will reflect those in the innovation hub.
The innovation hub also contains some practical guidelines, which may not be innovative for some, but could be critical for others. This information can be found under Tools and Resources.
The Strategy Hub provides access to global strategic developments with regards to sustainable development and climate action. The strategic information may not be directly applicable to registered parties, but it provides the background or the context for the development of carbon reduction plans.
Joining the SUNx Malta Registry links you to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. SUNx Malta will ensure that your inputs will feature on the Global Climate Action Portal
The SUNx Portal has been designed to give easy access to content, data and support on Climate Friendly Travel – measured, green and 2050-proofed. It contains a curated collection of multi-media content around the Paris Climate Accords and related Sustainable Development Goals. We draw on the vast array of publicly available videos, speeches, and research reports being produced by leading organisations and individuals inside and outside the sector. Registrants just need to sign up for the free trial and will be upgraded to receive permanent access.
The visibility hub provides marketing and visibility opportunities through SUNx Malta outreach and our partners. We have SDG17 partnership agreements with:
1. Sustainable First giving you the opportunity to share your story on their website. Sustainable First is not a certification program but it aims to recognize individuals, companies and organizations making significant efforts and contributing to the environmental, social and economic welfare of the planet and all its inhabitants.
2. Green Travel Maps with its services for certificates and destinations support the visibility of tourism businesses, destinations and tour operators that demonstrably contribute to an environmentally friendly and socially compatible tourism.
3. Good Tourism Blog a weekly review of what is happening in the Travel & Tourism world. Your registration and your ambitions can be mentioned there as well, as part of SUNx Malta’s partnership updates.
Our supporting partners
Sustainable First inspires actions and strategies for moving towards a more sustainable pattern of development in tourism providing prosperity and opportunities for all. Our vision is to make the tourism industry the leading activity sector in implementing sustainable strategies. Sustainable First is not a certification program but aims to recognize individuals, companies and organizations making significant efforts and contributing to the environmental, social and economic welfare of the planet and all its inhabitants. #BeSustainableFirst
The global Green Travel Maps with its services for certificates and destinations support the visibility of Tourism businesses, destinations and tour operators that demonstrably contribute to an environmentally friendly and socially compatible Tourism.
- World: Search the global map below with more than 15,000 locations!
- Europe: View our national and destinations' Green Travel Maps.
The Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA) is a not-for-profit society governed by the BC Societies Act. We are an industry-led organization, who represent and support business and community tourism interests throughout the Thompson Okanagan region. We stimulate ongoing sustainable growth by embracing the value of tourism through community engagement, innovative leadership in promoting authentic experiences, and inspiring creative collaboration.
The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) represents the global private sector of Travel & Tourism, with a mission to ensure the sector is seamless, secure, safe, inclusive and sustainable. We raise awareness of Travel & Tourism’s value, not just as one of the world’s largest economic sectors, but also to the many communities and travellers enriched through their experiences.
Supporting Students From Developing Countries and Small Island States
Are you passionate about fighting the Climate Crisis? Do you want to help the world's poorest countries and their people have a brighter future? Apply now for a Maurice Strong Scholarship for the SUNx Malta online Climate Friendly Travel Diploma.
WISeKey International Holding Ltd. (“WISeKey”) (SIX: WIHN, NASDAQ: WKEY), a leading global cybersecurity and IoT company, today announced the launch of WISeTravel, a free app for travelers.
SUNx Malta, in collaboration with the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) today launched a Climate Resilience campaign called “BEND OUR TREND”.
The SUNx Malta Diploma in Climate Friendly Travel will be taught from the ITS campus on Gozo to graduate students in residence, as well as delivered online.
As the pandemic crisis intensifies, pulling the world economy towards recession it’s clear that the Travel & Tourism sector is in the centre of the maelstrom.
The high environmental footprint of air travel is something that most people are by now well aware of.
What is Climate Friendly Travel?
Maurice Strong, the Inspiration for Sunx
Climate Friendly Travel
This report sets the Baseline Approach for a system with 2050 Climate Neutral Ambitions. This system is currently being established in Malta through the creation of a Climate Neutral Ambitions Registry. The Maltese government is also planning to create an annual think tank event in Q1 of each year which will review and revamp material from the previous year.
About Sunx Malta Climate Friendly Travel 2050 Ambitions Registry
This Registry has been created to help Companies and Communities transform to a 2050 Climate Neutral world, by establishing long term reduction plans for carbon emissions evolving to meet the hardening targets of the Paris 1.5o Climate Accord.
It is supported by the World Travel & Tourism Council and other committed industry organizations.