Youth Summit Invites Climate Leaders for a Clean and Green Future
Young people are increasingly aware of the dangers of climate change, and they are stepping up to take action. As they become the leaders of tomorrow, they are demanding that their voices be heard. The Third Climate Friendly Travel Youth Summit, SEYS 3, is an opportunity for young people to come together and discuss how to build a more sustainable future for the tourism industry. The event will be held virtually on April 27th, 2023, and will be live-streamed on eTurboNews and other partners.
Leadership for a Sustainable Future
The summit is being organized by SUNx Malta, a member of the World Tourism Network, and is under the leadership of Professor Geoffrey Lipman. The event aims to strengthen the “Clean & Green” spirit that Maurice Strong showed half a century ago when he launched the UN Climate & Sustainability Framework. It will highlight the role of young leaders in building a globally Climate Friendly Travel System, reaffirm a pledge to support the world’s poorest states in climate resilience and emission reduction, and launch the 2023 Strong Earth Awards to be presented at “Shiftin” Les Roches Switzerland. The summit will also pay tribute to Maurice Strong, climate activist for over 50 years and Secretary General of the first “Earth Summit” in 1972 and the second Earth Summit in 1992.
The Need for a Clean and Green Future
The tourism industry is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, and the summit will focus on ways to reduce its carbon footprint. It will also highlight the importance of building a clean and green future for the sector, following Maurice’s vision, Paris 1.5, and the SDGs. The summit will feature a range of speakers, including Leslie Vella, Mossadeck Bally, Jocelin Favre Bulle, Ged Brown, Maud Kisiwaya, Hans Friederich, Bo Pellech, Felix Dodds, Alain St. Ange, Juergen Steinmetz, and others.
The global business events community will also have an opportunity to come together at IMEX Frankfurt, which will be held on May 23-25, 2023. The event will provide an opportunity for meeting planners to connect with suppliers from around the world and make powerful business connections that offer real ROI. Whether you’re a events newbie or a pro, IMEX 2023 is where you need to be. Registration is free, so sign up now to be a part of this exciting event.
The Third Climate Friendly Travel Youth Summit is an important opportunity for young people to come together and discuss ways to build a more sustainable future for the tourism industry. As they become the leaders of tomorrow, they are demanding that their voices be heard. With the support of SUNx Malta and the World Tourism Network, they are working to create a cleaner, greener future for all.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is SunX and who is Professor Geoffrey Lipman?SunX is a global non-profit organization that aims to support the development of a Climate Friendly Travel system. Professor Geoffrey Lipman is the founder of SunX and a prominent advocate for sustainable tourism and climate action.
What is the SEYS 3 Youth Summit and who can participate?The SEYS 3 Youth Summit is a virtual event organized by SunX Malta that aims to discuss and strengthen the “Clean & Green” spirit of the UN Climate & Sustainability Framework. The summit is open to young leaders, tourism stakeholders, and anyone interested in climate-friendly travel.
Who is Maurice Strong and why is he significant to the SEYS 3 Youth Summit?Maurice Strong was a Canadian businessman, diplomat, and environmentalist who played a pivotal role in global environmental governance. He launched the UN Climate & Sustainability Framework and served as the Secretary General of the first Earth Summit in 1972 and the second Earth Summit in 1992. The SEYS 3 Youth Summit is an annual tribute to Maurice Strong and his vision for a clean and green future for the tourism sector.
What is the Strong Earth Awards and how can one participate?The Strong Earth Awards is an annual award presented at the “Shiftin” Les Roches Switzerland event to recognize organizations and individuals who demonstrate excellence in climate resilience and emission reduction. Participation in the award is by nomination, and the winners are selected by a jury comprising leading experts in sustainable tourism and climate action.
What is IMEX Frankfurt and why is it important?IMEX Frankfurt is an annual trade show for the global business events industry. The event brings together meeting planners and suppliers from around the world to establish business connections and showcase the latest trends and technologies in the industry. IMEX Frankfurt is important because it provides a platform for industry professionals to network, learn, and collaborate towards the advancement of the business events sector.