The 2015 Paris Accords set in train, a 3-decade, low carbon transformation, based on widespread recognition that “Climate Change is existential”. This makes Climate Change the most important issue on the global agenda and it is the rationale for SUN – the Strong Universal Network. Under the initial guidance of our friend and mentor, the late Maurice Strong - one of the fathers of sustainable development, we are creating a platform for tracking, focusing and sharing climate response innovation as it intersects with travel.

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SUNx The Strong Universal network. A new global transformation movement for climate resilience and sustainability. Inspired by Morris Strong, father of sustainable development, RIO 92 and Agenda 21.

Responding to the 2015 paradigm shifts, sustainability and climate summits. Our focus is through the existential climate vector. If we don't fix that, future generations will freeze or fry.

Our solution is Impact-Travel. To find out more, please watch our video.

SUN (Strong Universal Network) focusing on eXistential in 2017 - the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

At the start of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development I want to pose a seemingly ridiculous question – “Can you have too much of a good thing”? The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) stand as one of the greatest achievements of our time – the culmination of more than half a century of increasing collective commitment to a fairer more equitable world, based on economic, social and environmental sustainability. An evolving, 15 year, locally led framework of 17 global SDGs, with 169 targets and 304 Indicators that addresses every aspect of life and the planet. The SDGs have been cleverly designed to galvanize regional, national, and local stakeholders to make their own responses – for air, oceans, land, cities, industries, rural communities, indigenous people etc. Each with their own vision of the priorities, and version of the action needed. That means trillions of personal, corporate, NGO and government actions must start changing all over the planet: each calibrated to its own circumstance, ambition, and pace of change. Ultimately it will transform all production, consumption, and investment. I would argue however, that one of these 17 Goals stands out from the rest – namely Goal 13 Climate Change -…


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SUN eXchange

SUN eXchange of smart solutions, tools, and resources helps any community and its tourism stakeholders understand the evolving regulatory dictates and market opportunities It has three core elements  :

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Geoffrey Lipman, SUNx Co-founder