SUNx Guest blog A Tribute to Mikhail Gorbachev, Champion of the Planet


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ELCOME to the 13th edition of
 eXist the monthly e-bulletin of SUNx Malta.

eXist 13 - August 2022

RIP MIKHAIL GORBACHEV The former President of USSR who is best remembered as the man who engineered the peaceful transformation of the USSR and the opening of the Berlin Wall, died on August 30th, 2022. Less known is the fact that during his incredible life he collaborated closely with Maurice Strong & together they launched the Earth Charter – a compact between planet and people.

Climate Friendly Travel Services is a new initiative that is partnering with SUNx Malta to promote the services of our 30+ SDG 17 Partners in helping develop Climate & Sustainability Action Plans. Its focus is on cities and their tourism communities. Mark Bibby Jackson the General Manager talks about his game plan.

Our Registry Spotlight is on Legacy Vacations a company that goes the extra mile in its green and clean Roadmap to Zero GHG 2050. Its Chairman Jared Myers explains.
RIP Mikhail Gorbachev
Champion of the Planet
Throughout the 1990s Maurice Strong and Mikhail Gorbachev built a deep friendship; sharing offices in Geneva leading up to Strong’s 1992 Rio Earth Summit.

Together they launched the Earth Charter – a compact between Planet and People, and promoted it around the world.

Today with the support of UNESCO, it has a thriving global outreach particularly focused on sustainability education for tomorrow’s leaders. SUNx Malta, an SDG 17 partner of the Earth Council salutes a Planetary Hero.
INTRODUCING ……. Climate Friendly Travel Services
By Mark Bibby Jackson – General Manager
Mark Bibby Jackson explains why Climate Friendly Travel Services (CFTS) has been established to promote SUNx Malta’s SDG-17 partners, and how it can help cities and destinations both develop and implement their Climate Action Plans.
“We act as a matchmaker between SUNx Malta’s SDG-17 partners, and cities
and destinations, opening doors and forging business matches.”

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                  CFT REGISTRY in the Spotlight
                                  Legacy Vacations Chairman Jared Myers    
Jared Meyers is the Chairman of Legacy Vacation Resorts (LVR), a company that provides holidays for families across eight locations in the US, that create “lasting memories in a manner that respects the environment, employees and community.”

In 2018, it began its journey towards emission reduction, becoming a Certified B Corporation. This means that LVR has voluntarily met the “highest standards of social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose through 3rd party review”.  It is sharing this approach in its Registry entry.
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Milestones to Zero
Identifying Key Numbers in the Code Red Climate War
To launch this regular series, we go to the most recent Report of ICTP – Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (2022).
  • The world will reach the 1.5ºC level within two decades and only drastic cuts in carbon emissions from now would help prevent an environmental disaster
  • We are close to irreversible tipping points that will accentuate climate impacts
  • We must peak emissions by 2025
  • We must Reduce Emissions by 45% by 2030, compared to 2019
  • We must take account of all GHG not just carbon
  • We must reach Net Zero by 2050

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