Brussels (Belgium) – November 8, 2017 (travelindex.com) – Accepting a 2017 IIPT Peace Ambassador Award, Professor Geoffrey Lipman, Co-founder SUNx said that; “I have been inspired for 25 years by Maurice Strong and the Award is a testimony to his vision, which was a major factor in the evolution of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Accords. It also drove my actions in the first decade as President of WTTC and the next decade at UNWTO.”
He said, “It is why I believe that our sector must fight to strengthen, not weaken, the Paris Climate Accord and why we must transform to Impact-Travel ~ with good and bad impacts measured and managed coherently, with green growth at the core and 2050 proofed to meet the Paris targets, while absorbing the WEF’s 4th Industrial Revolution.
Lipman added that today’s crisis of eXistential Climate Change, needed laser like focus and that is what SUNx will do, with a planned global network of climate learning, innovation and resilience centres,
He concluded that the next generation will make or break community climate resilience, which is why SUNx is spearheading the Maurice Strong Legacy Scholarships. They will be corporate CSR-friendly, encourage lifetime learning for graduates and deliver a cadre of supporting, young climate champions.
The first five MSL Scholarships in 2018 will be for the Caribbean to help rebuild long-term climate resilience, following the recent dramatic hurricane devastation.
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