Strong Earth Youth Summit (SEYS)

Strong Earth Youth Summit’ (SEYS)

 4th Annual SEYS (Strong Earth Youth Summit)

[April 29th, 2024 | 14:00 -15:30 CEST Hybrid Event from Malta]

Supporting Small Islands Through Climate-Friendly Travel


  • • To strengthen the “Clean & Green” spirit that Maurice Strong showed half a century ago, when he launched the UN Climate & Sustainability Framework.
  • To highlight the role of young leaders in building a global Climate Friendly Travel System.
  • • To reaffirm our Pledge to support the World’s Poorest Small Islands in Climate Resilience and Emission Reduction.


  • Leslie Vella to launch the SEYS and talk about Malta, SUNx and CFT.
  • SUNx System Video 
  • Geoffrey Lipman to moderate.
  • • Presentations from 5 students on ‘Challenges to bringing Climate Friendly Travel to their home countries’ - Students chosen will be from Small Islands in the Asia Pacific and the Caribbean (Bali - Suzy, Fiji - Hudson, St Vincent - Faylene, Sri Lanka).
  • • CFT Panel:
    • 1) Paris 1.5 – Olly Wheatcroft 
    • 2) SDGs - Felix Dodds 
    • 3) Nature Positive – Hans Friederich
    • 4) CFT Club - Ged Brown 
  • • 20-25 minutes Q&A after the presentation.
  • • Winners of the Strong Earth Awards will be announced by Jocelin Favre Bulle and Geoffrey Lipman with the winners being invited to participate in Les Roches’ Shiftin’ festival.

Maurice Strong

SEYS is an annual tribute to Maurice Strong, climate activist for over 50 years and Secretary General of the first "Earth Summit" in 1972 and second Earth Summit in 1992. The event, organized by SUNx Malta (Strong Universal Network) will highlight the need for a clean and green future for tourism, in line with Maurice's vision, Paris 1.5, SDG-linked and Nature Positive.

Strong Earth Youth Summit’ (SEYS)


Geoffrey Lipman, SUNx Co-founder