SUNx to help Caribbean Tourism Climate Resilience

At the UNWTO Summit on Jobs and Inclusive Growth: Partnerships for Sustainable Tourism, (Montego Bay Jamaica November 27) SUNx Co-founder, Professor Geoffrey Lipman presents 3 innovative ways to help Caribbean Tourism respond to the climate led Hurricane disasters.

Lipman said “Planning must now assume repeat threats, with climate change an increasing factor and response preparations a must.” He added “We are entering an age where Impact-Travel ~ measured: green: 2050 proof ~ will be the new norm”

He identified the following innovative concepts from SUNx designed to support climate resilient travel and tourism systems that could be deployed in the Caribbean.

SUNx Exchange a Climate, Learning, Innovation and Resilience strategy system. It is based on a network of cloud connected, solar powered pre-fabricated Centres for local Community focus, managed by bright next generation climate change champions. Shipped in a single container, they can be set up rapidly, without extensive machinery. The proof of concept SUNx Centre is being established in Belgium’s National Park in Q4 2017. A Caribbean Centre could be established in early 2018; and would play an important and strengthening role in advancing climate resilient Impact-Travel in the region. We plan a roll-out of SUNx Centres across UN regions in 2018/19 and Belt and Road states after that. The ultimate target is for at least one SUNx Centre in every country by 2030, geared to the SDG and Paris Accord programs.

SME Fast Funding The first challenge is to rebuild the tourism economy. SME’s employ a vast number of the labour population, and are diverse, spanning many different industries, geographies and financials profiles. They are vital for economic recovery, yet frequently face regulatory or business barriers to funding. Our partner 1st Global Capital has a strong track record in developing innovative products and electronic support systems, to get funds quickly into the hands of merchants, working in close collaboration with Caribbean Governments and Insurance Companies.

Resilience Education - 105 graduate trainees will be enrolled in our Impact-Travel Lifetime Learning System, designed to provide graduate training in climate change response. 5 will receive $3000 Maurice Strong Legacy Scholarships.


Professor Geoffrey Lipman, SUNx Co-founder This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Geoffrey Lipman, SUNx Co-founder


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