Moving for Climate NOW is an initiative to create awareness at the international level on the importance of acting now against climate change. It is also the story of a journey: one undertaken by a group of experts, on electric bicycles, to deliver a message on the urgency of uniting to combat climate change to the Climate Summits (COP). Since COP21 in France, Moving for Climate NOW has travelled more than 4,200 km and built a network of more than 180 participants across its five previous editions. In 2019 it completed its 5th edition, arriving to the COP25 held in Madrid under the Presidency of Chile. In 2020, the initiative supported the global agenda by commemorating the 5th anniversary of the Paris Agreement, presenting once more its Manifesto, at the online UNFCCC Climate Change Dialogues 2020, as a preview of the one to be presented this year to COP26, which will be hosted in Glasgow by the UK in partnership with Italy, on Oct 31st – Nov 12th 2021.

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Meet the Team

We present the people from different organisations and countries who form the committed team of cyclists that have pedalled for the climate.

COP26 Edition

Our COP26 edition of Moving for Climate NOW will take our electric bicycle route on a 4-stage trip departing from Edinburgh on Saturday, November 6th to arrive at COP26 in Glasgow on Tuesday, November 9th. Upon arrival at COP26, the team will deliver its Manifesto requesting urgent action and determination to increase collective climate ambition and boost progress towards climate neutrality, which is particularly urgent now we have entered the Decade of Action. Given the current global situation with COVID-19, this year’s event has been adapted to reduce exposure and ensure strict health and safety measures are respected, for the safety of all our participants.

5 years building momentum together for the Paris Agreement

2020 marked the 5th anniversary of the Paris Agreement. It was also a year marked by a worldwide pandemic whose sanitary, social and economic consequences are making all Governments across the globe define new stimulus and recovery mechanisms. In this context, there is a key need to align climate goals with sustainable recovery measures from COVID-19. The initiative Moving for Climate NOW (M4CN), which started its journeys to COPs also in 2015, also wanted to contribute and support the global climate agenda events, from the Race to Zero Campaign, targeting to mobilise all actors towards net zero emissions by 2050 at the latest, to the Climate Dialogues, capitalising on the experience from the June Momentum for Climate Change. And lastly to the Paris Agreement anniversary on 12 December, which set the final milestone for the call for action to set the world on a more consistent path towards the system transformations required for a greener, better and climate-resilient future. In 2020 Moving for Climate NOW could not take place in its usual format due to COVID-19. However, Moving for Climate NOW showcased its unconditional support to ambitious and urgent climate action, presenting its Manifesto virtually organizing a Special Event during the online UNFCCC Climate Change Dialogues 2020 and mobilizing its participants across the world. The presentation of our manifesto to UNFCCC took place on 3rd December 2020, in a Special Event during the UN Climate Change Dialogues 2020. It also included a high-level dialogue including interventions from the HL Climate Champions of COP25 and COP26 and Moving for Climate NOW participants to showcase progress and transformations over these years, and reflect on the needed levers going forward to meet 2050 climate neutrality targets and implement sustainable recovery from COVID-19. Participants from all editions also showcased in a set of videos, progress achieved over these 5 years and their support for further climate engagement and ambition.

Moving for Climate Now: Previous Editions

Moving for Climate NOW completed its fifth edition in 2019, with the cycling team having already travelled more than 4,200 kilometres since the first one, which took them from Bilbao to COP21 in Paris in an initiative organized by employees of Iberdrola (Just2Challenge). After then, under the motto Moving for Climate NOW, they have reached the COP22 in Marrakech from Seville, the COP23 in Bonn from Paris and the COP24 in Katowice, Poland, from Vienna. In 2019 it was the turn of the COP25 in Madrid from Salamanca.

COP 25
Madrid 2019

COP 24
Katowice 2018

COP 23
Bonn 2017

COP 22
Marrakech 2016

COP 21
Paris 2015

Voices Against Climate Change

Voices Against Climate Change