Creating a Climate Friendly Travel System

Welcome to Solomon Islands Climate Friendly Travel Chapter

What does the Solomon Islands Climate Friendly Chapter Do?

Community of Champions
  1. Build a growing community of like minded individuals who are networked across the LDC + world.
    1. Encourage companies to join the CFT Registry.
CFT Project
      1. Identify and develop a locally initiated project. This could be solar electrification of villages, water sanitation, waste reduction, or any number of other areas related to increasing the Sustainability of Tourism in the country.

Meet the Chapter Leaders 

Dick Rario Mark
Dick Rario MarkSolomon Islands
My name is Dick Rario Mark, from the beautiful Western province of Solomon Island (Vella la vella, Roviana, Kolombangara & Choiseul). I am a graduate tourism student with a diploma certificate in Travel & tourism. I am fond of working for the Tourism and hospitality way back in high school; mainly because I want to make my beautiful country known to the world via tourism and also I want to travel the world as well. Solomon Islands have many beautiful places and loving people as well; a place where different ethnic groups of people mingled together in harmony.
Shona Fafale
Shona FafaleSolomon Islands
I'm Shona Fafale from the Solomon Islands. With a strong background in youth work and tourism, I am passionate about making a positive impact on communities and promoting sustainable travel practices. I thrive on learning and exploring new opportunities to grow both personally and professionally. 

I am honored to be a recipient of one of the SUNx Malta CFT Diploma scholarships that they have in partnership with the Institute of Tourism Studies in Malta. This innovative program has been a transformative experience, allowing me to delve into new areas of knowledge and skills within the tourism industry. I am excited to continue my journey of learning and contributing to sustainable tourism practices through this unique opportunity the Climate Friendly Travel Diploma Program as the Chapter Leader for Solomon Islands.


Geoffrey Lipman, SUNx Co-founder