Climate Friendly Travel
Annual Ambitions Report
Baseline 2020 for Climate Neutral 2050

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This is the first Annual “Climate Friendly Travel – Ambition Report”
Prepared by SUN

and issued on the side-lines of the September UN General Assembly, to support a Climate Neutral Travel & Tourism Sector by 2050. It identifies the top challenges and opportunities, while establishing the goals; framework; data sources; indicators and projections for the future.

It is principally addressed to policymakers inside and outside the sector and deliberately limited to headline issues.

The 2019 inaugural 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.

This report is part of the legacy of Maurice Strong 1929 - 2015, Champion of the Planet, who was the first to see the potential of Travel & Tourism as a catalyst for a sustainable, survivable future.

It is undertaken in collaboration with the World Travel & Tourism Council and with the support of the Government of Malta and its Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi.

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Report References

Science reports

https://library.wmo.int/doc_num.php?explnum_id=5789

https://www.ipcc.ch/sr15/

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), 2018: Global Warming of 1.5 °C – An IPCC special report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty

1 trillion euro /year needed in Climate response finance

https://insideclimatenews.org/news/20140915/only-1-trillion-annual-investment-goal-puts-climate-solutions-within-reach

https://www.climatechangenews.com/2019/02/25/french-experts-propose-trillion-euro-eu-climate-finance-pact/

https://www.ceres.org/initiatives/clean-trillion

https://www.pacte-climat.net/en/

 

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http://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_Global_Risks_Report_2019.pdf

Polar ice melting

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMuz_21RLE8

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jun/07/oceans-demise-the-end-of-the-arctic-as-we-know-it

https://news.mongabay.com/2019/07/arctic-in-free-fall-2019-sea-ice-volume-sinks-to-near-record-for-june/

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-02653-x

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/01/the-shrinking-arctic-ice-protects-all-of-us-its-time-to-save-it/

Greenland lost 11 billion tons of ice in a day july 2019

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/11-billion-tons-of-ice-melted-greenland-just-one-day/

https://www.arctictoday.com/greenland-just-lost-more-than-12-billion-tons-of-ice-in-a-single-day/

https://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/456112-greenlands-ice-sheet-wasnt-expected-to-melt-like-this-until-2070

Siberian forest fires, Aug 2019

https://phys.org/news/2019-07-image-siberian-wildfires-orbit.html

https://phys.org/news/2019-07-siberia-forest-potential-disaster-arctic.html

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-49125391

http://m.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2019/07/Siberian_wildfires

Permafrost melting the size of Belgium, methane gas release

https://www.france24.com/en/video/20190801-ecological-disaster-russia-battles-siberia-wildfires

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/apr/23/melting-permafrost-in-arctic-will-have-70tn-climate-impact-study

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2019/08/arctic-permafrost-is-thawing-it-could-speed-up-climate-change-feature/

https://ec.europa.eu/research/infocentre/article_en.cfm?id=/research/headlines/news/article_19_06_19_en.html?infocentre&artid=50310

https://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2018/01/11/thawing-permafrost-matters/

 

Food Chain Risks

http://www.fao.org/3/b-i6538e.pdf

http://www.fao.org/resilience/resources/resources-detail/en/c/1180172/

https://news.un.org/en/story/2019/02/1033331

https://phys.org/news/2019-05-climate-affecting-global-food-productionunequally.html

https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/blog/2019/05/nature-decline-unprecedented-report/

https://www.ipcc.ch/2019/08/08/land-is-a-critical-resource_srccl/

 

Migration and Climate Change

https://cop23.com.fj/need-ongoing-monitoring-assessment-migration-needs-associated-climate-risks-climate-champions-speech-pacific-immigration-directors-conference/

https://www.worldbank.org/en/news/infographic/2018/03/19/groundswell---preparing-for-internal-climate-migration

https://news.un.org/en/

https://www.iom.int/

https://insideclimatenews.org/news/20112017/kiribati-climate-change-refugees-migration-pacific-islands-sea-level-rise-coconuts-tourism?utm_source=InsideClimate+News&utm_campaign=4372adb674-Weekly+Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_29c928ffb5-4372adb674-327853725

 

Paris Accord

https://www.carbonbrief.org/interactive-the-paris-agreement-on-climate-change

https://unfccc.int/process-and-meetings/the-paris-agreement/the-paris-agreement

https://unfccc.int/sites/default/files/english_paris_agreement.pdf

Annual global "tolerable carbon emissions target surpassed after 3/4 year

https://www.carbonbrief.org/analysis-how-much-carbon-budget-is-left-to-limit-global-warming-to-1-5c

https://ourworldindata.org/co2-and-other-greenhouse-gas-emissions

https://www.overshootday.org/

https://report.ipcc.ch/sr15/pdf/sr15_spm_final.pdf

https://www.visualcapitalist.com/all-the-worlds-carbon-emissions-in-one-chart/

https://www.iea.org/geco/emissions/

 

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UNWTO - 5% total global emissions, aviation, cars, accommodation, others

Climate Change and Tourism: Responding to Global Challenges”, UNEP and UNWTO, 2007

http://sdt.unwto.org/sites/all/files/docpdf/climate2008.pdf

http://sdt.unwto.org/content/faq-climate-change-and-tourism

Predicted increase in growth in T&T

http://cf.cdn.unwto.org/sites/all/files/pdf/unwto_barometer_jan19_presentation_en.pdf

http://www2.unwto.org/press-release/2019-09-09/international-tourism-4-first-half-2019-world-tourism-organization-reports

 

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Cities Coalitions

https://www.c40.org/

http://www.unesco.org/new/en/social-and-human-sciences/themes/fight-against-discrimination/coalition-of-cities/

https://citiesofservice.org/

https://urbantransitions.global/

https://www.uclg.org/en

https://www.climatealliance.org/home.html

 

Business Coalitions

https://www.wemeanbusinesscoalition.org/

http://globalbusinesscoalition.org/gbc-overview/#

 

UN Global Compact

https://www.unglobalcompact.org/

 

ICLEI Local Authorities

https://iclei.org/

 

Carbon neutral cities

https://carbonneutralcities.org/https://www.unglobalcompact.org/

 

We are still in coalition - US cities &States still committed to Paris Accord

https://www.wearestillin.com/

https://www.wearestillin.com/news/september-2019

https://www.americaspledgeonclimate.com/

 

ICLEI US - greenhouse Gas Protocol

http://icleiusa.org/ghg-protocols/

 

IETA

https://www.ieta.org/

 

WEF article on combination of measures on tax and incentives for carbon offset and trading

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/09/everything-you-need-to-know-about-carbon-trading/

 

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Carbon measurement systems

http://cf.cdn.unwto.org/sites/all/files/pdf/call_for_action_filipinas.pdf

http://sdt.unwto.org/sites/all/files/docpdf/decladavose.pdf

http://sdt.unwto.org/sites/all/files/docpdf/docuconfrontinge.pdf

 

UNWTO

World Tourism Organization (2019), International Tourism Highlights, 2019 Edition, UNWTO, Madrid, DOI: https://doi.org/10.18111/9789284421152

http://cf.cdn.unwto.org/sites/all/files/docpdf/folderfactsheetweb.pdf

http://statistics.unwto.org/mstconference

 

UNEP

http://www.unep.fr/shared/publications/pdf/WEBx0016xPA-TourismFootprint.pdf

https://wedocs.unep.org/bitstream/handle/20.500.11822/27538/Frontiers1819.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y

https://www.unenvironment.org/

 

WMO

https://public.wmo.int/en

https://www.bipm.org/ws/BIPM/WMO-BIPM/Allowed/Plenary_lectures/01.01-Zhang.pdf

Australian Academics  Manfred Lenzen et al.;

https://phys.org/news/2018-05-global-tourism-carbon-footprint-quantified.html

 

Manfred Lenzen et al, The carbon footprint of global tourism, Nature Climate Change (2018). DOI: 10.1038/s41558-018-0141-x

http://forestpolicypub.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/TourismCarbonFootprint_maintext.pdf

 

CORSIA

https://www.greenaironline.com/news.php?viewStory=2629

https://www.icao.int/environmental-protection/CORSIA/Documents/ICAO%20document%2009.pdf

https://www.icsa-aviation.org/understanding-the-corsia-package/

 

IMO

http://www.imo.org/fr/Pages/Default.aspx

https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/imo-agrees-to-co2-emissions-target

 

ACI

https://www.greenaironline.com/news.php?viewStory=2610

https://www.aci-europe.org/

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00963402.2019.1654255

https://amadeus.com/documents/en/travel-industry/report/proving-the-case-carbon-reporting-in-travel-and-tourism.pdf

https://www.carbonbrief.org/tourism-responsible-for-8-of-global-greenhouse-gas-emissions-study-finds

major potential of hotels to stimulate local reponses w/in destination communities

https://www.greenlodgingnews.com/accor-focuses-on-meaningful-essentials-with-launch-of-greet-its-new-community-based-responsible-brand/

 

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UNWTO and OECD common stat basis from existing tourism and environmental satellite accounts methodology from Canada,sweden & NZ

http://cf.cdn.unwto.org/sites/all/files/factsheet_june2015.pdf

http://statistics.unwto.org/sites/all/files/pdf/tsa_data.pdf

http://www.oecd.org/cfe/tourism/tourism-statistics.htm

http://media.unwto.org/press-release/2017-07-27/oecd-includes-unwto-list-development-assistance-organizations

 

SDGs

https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/?menu=1300

https://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/sustainable-development-goals.html

https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/

https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdgsummit

 

WEF 4IR

https://www.weforum.org/focus/fourth-industrial-revolution

https://www.weforum.org/projects/fourth-industrial-revolution-and-environment-the-stanford-dialogues

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpW9JcWxKq0&feature=youtu.be

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/01/the-fourth-industrial-revolution-what-it-means-and-how-to-respond/

 

Transhuman code

https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PL5WW3f45kHqiBy8uCEWuvaG7XWY9Rm3t-&v=wKMWH7FRsWo

https://transhumancode.com/

 

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ATAG 2000 successful synthetic fuel flights

https://www.atag.org/our-activities/sustainable-aviation-fuels.html

https://aviationbenefits.org/media/166152/beginners-guide-to-saf_web.pdf

https://simpleflying.com/sustainable-jet-fuel/

https://www.icao.int/Meetings/A40/Documents/WP/wp_561_en.pdf

https://icsa-aviation.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Sustainable-Alternative-Fuels-for-Aviation.pdf

https://icsa-aviation.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/CAN-ICSA-Aviation-TD-submission.pdf

 

Fossil fuel companies with 14% of their business in aviation and maritime energy

https://www.ipcc.ch/site/assets/uploads/2018/02/ipcc_wg3_ar5_chapter8.pdf

 

huge potentials in energy efficiency & renewable energy for hotels, electric cars, boats, trains and buses, even short haul aircraft & hyperloops.

https://www.greenlodgingnews.com/upscale-nepal-hotel-with-stunning-views-takes-sustainability-seriously/

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/1331677X.2017.1421994

https://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/docserver/tour-2018-7-en.pdf?expires=1569233576&id=id&accname=guest&checksum=475DBF28EF4687C9E4B41D6A96EA3D6D

 

Hydrogen planes - moonshot fuel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HWG54WVpBA

https://fuelcellsworks.com/news/zeroavia-emerges-develops-plane-that-travels-500-miles-using-hydrogen-fuel-cells/

https://www.greenaironline.com/news.php?viewStory=2627

 

Artificial intelligence and new battery storage systems provide massive opportunity as costs decrease and efficiency ramps up

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/05/190513155656.htm

.https://www.cnbc.com/2019/06/14/the-business-using-ai-to-change-how-we-think-about-energy-storage.html

https://goexplorer.org/ai-improves-efficiency-of-renewable-energy-storage/

 

Nature-based solutions offer enormous potential on a planetary scale.

https://www.iucn.org/regions/europe/our-work/nature-based-solutions

https://www.conservation.org/video/nature-now-video-with-greta-thunberg?utm_campaign=NatureNow&utm_medium=email&utm_source=FY20_NatureNow_2019Sep19_C_ND&s_src=Email&s_subsrc=FY20_NatureNow_2019Sep19_C_ND

 

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Relative papers on 2019 program SUNx available on website

Contact

Geoffrey Lipman, SUNx Co-founder

info@thesunprogram.com

+32495250789

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