Moving for Climate NOW’ in Brussels to demand action against climate change ahead of COP23

Brussels, Belgium, 03 November 2017 – Yesterday, a team of thirty cyclists from the ‘Moving for Climate NOW’ initiative stopped in Brussels on their way to COP23 in Bonn. This carbon-neutral cycling initiative aims to raise awareness on the urgency to take and demand action to stop climate change and accelerate the transition towards a more efficient and low-carbon energy model. Co-organised by Iberdrola and the United Nations Global Compact Spanish Network, the initiative is officially endorsed by COP23 and its Presidency, the Republic of Fiji.

The team is riding on electric bikes over an 800-km itinerary from Paris to Bonn to take its message to the international community at COP23 in Bonn. At its arrival in Brussels, the team was welcomed by COP Presidency representatives and a Fijian warrior that will join the cycling team until their destination in Bonn.

For the Spanish Network of the United Nations Global Compact and Iberdrola, COP23 is a remarkable occasion to mobilize global climate action. Through this carbon neutral cycling initiative, Iberdrola aims to encourage citizens, businesses and governments to accelerate the fight against climate change through concrete actions. Transport and energy are among the most important aspects that will contribute to achieve a more sustainable economy. The ‘Moving for Climate NOW’ initiative aims to demonstrate that clean mobility is possible, and that carbon emissions from energy and transport can be kept to a minimum.

The cycling team will arrive in Bonn on 5 November 2017 and will be welcomed by hand over a Manifesto against Climate Change to the Climate Summit, highlighting the fundamental principles which the cycling team believes must be addressed to tackle climate change. Such principles include a strong commitment to renewable energies, the urgency to unite efforts in all sectors of the society and the importance of attracting funding.

The photos and videos of the journey can be found here:

The ‘Moving for Climate NOW’ initiative is one of the Summit’s official events and has been classified by the COP23 as an ‘endorsed initiative’. The initiative is closely aligned with Fiji’s vision for COP23 Presidency and aims to build an inclusive, participatory and transparent dialogue.


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