|Name of initiative||SUNx|
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Launched against the backdrop of the 2020 UN General Assembly and linked to the UNFCCC Climate Action Portal, as the online tool for companies & communities to record, review and revise Climate Neutral and Sustainability Ambitions. It also enables consumers to easily check performance & make travel choices accordingly.
Registrar Dr Hans FriederichSupport Rose Mukogo
|Secretariat||Olly Wheatcroft, Program Manager, +44 7765 132408, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Organisational structure||The operational Academic Partnership is with IRISS and t-forum in Naples Italy.The SUNx Global Hub will be in the Hoge Kempen National Park in Belgium, linked to Hasselt University with its Climate Science Research Field Unit, and UNFCCC linked ECOTRON carbon measurement system.|
|Name of lead organisation||SUNx|
|Type of lead organisation||Other|
|Location/Nationality of lead organisation||Belgium|
|Description|| SUNx - Strong Universal Network - is a new system for Tourism destinations and stakeholders to build Climate Resilience in line with the targets of the Paris Agreement through “Climate Friendly Travel.”
SUNx Malta Climate Friendly Travel Registry for 2050 Climate Neutral & Sustainability Ambitions The idea of a Climate Neutral 2050 Ambitions Registry was built into the Paris 2015 Agreement, as a way for Parties to transparently declare and progressively increase their Carbon reduction ambitions through 2050, so as to secure global temperature stabilized at tolerable levels for human survival.
As a transformation catalyst this Registry will be open to all Travel & Tourism companies and communities, whether they have created a 2050 Carbon Neutral Ambition yet. It will cover transport, hospitality, travel services and infrastructure providers - from the smallest to the largest, anywhere in the world. It will also be a conduit to the mainstream UN Climate Action Portal.
|Objectives||Focus on Climate Resilient Impact-Travel.|
|Activities|| As the Network scales, it will be:
• A primary climate resilience contact point for the Travelism sector, for governments, for environmental and NGO communities, as well as for citizens. • A standard bearer for renewable energy, with their solar panels and battery systems • A system to help turn global and national targets into measurable action on the ground, that accentuate the positive impacts of the sector • A response node in disaster management systems. • A culture, art and education focal point
SUNX has developed SunArk, that is a multi-purpose building which can be transported anywhere by road and by sea. It can be constructed by unskilled local labour, using simple tools. It needs no traditional foundations or floor slab. SunArk generates 50-80,000 kilowatt hours per annum (dependent upon local weather and radiation patterns) using its custom-designed photovoltaic system. This renewable solar power can be used within the SunArk for many specialist applications, or it can be distributed externally by AC or DC to nearby buildings, tents, factories, shops, storage areas etc. SunArk answers many of the world’s needs for developing countries’ off-grid areas.
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|Companies||12||Planeta.com (USA),Exo Foundation (Cambodia),Ingle International (Canada),The Ground_Up Project (Switzerland),Emerging World (United K.),International Coalition of Tourism Partners - ICTP (USA),Green Growth 2050 (Australia),Green Earth (Belgium),SUN ARK (Poland),Nationaalpark Hoge Kempen (Belgium),Earth Changers (United K.),Leading Culture Destination Awards (Unite K.)|
|Research and educational organisations||0|
|Regional / state / county actors||0|
|City / municipal actors||0|
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|Have only national states as participators||No|
|Transport||Agriculture||Forestry||Business||Financial institutions||Buildings||Industry||Waste||Cities and subnational governments||Short Term Pollutants||International maritime transport||Energy Supply||Fluorinated gases||Energy efficiency||Renewable energy||Supply chain emission reductions||Adaptation||Other||Resilience||Innovation||Energy Access and Efficiency||Private Finance|
Not only have national states as participators