THE PROJECT

Moving for Climate NOW: Previous Editions

First it was Bilbao – Paris in an initiative promoted by Iberdrola employees, and then, already under the motto of Moving for Climate NOW, Seville – Marrakech (COP22), Paris -Bonn (COP23) and Vienna- Katowice (COP24). On this page you will find all the information on the three Moving for Climate bike rides held since then.

Vienna – Katowice

26 Nov – 2 Dec 2018

From Vienna to Katowice by electric bicycle to create awareness about the urgent need to adopt effective measures to combat climate change. Our cycling expedition reached Katovice (Poland) on 2 December, the day before the official inauguration of the COP24 Climate Summit. Departing from Vienna (Austria), the third headquarters of the United Nations and the base of Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL), our peloton travelled more than 600 kilometres over 7 stages, going through the beautiful countryside in three countries: Austria, the Czech Republic and Poland.

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Paris – Brussels – Bonn

31 Oct- 6 Nov 2017

Nearly 800 kilometres over seven stages. This is the route completed by the 40 members of the multidisciplinary team of cyclists that took part in the second edition of Moving for Climate NOW. The objective? To deliver a manifesto, describing the urgent measures required to effectively rally forces against climate change, at the COP23 Climate Summit, held in Bonn under the presidency of Fiji. In the mornings, the participants cycled each stage on an electric bicycle, symbol of a commitment to a technology that is beneficial for health and also environmentally friendly, and in the afternoons they participated in debates about various aspects of related to climate change.

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La Giralda (Sevilla) – Hassan Tower (Rabat) – Koutoubia Tower (Marrakesh)

8 Nov – 17 Nov 2016

The first Moving for Climate NOW cycle expedition brought together 50 representatives on a 1,100 kilometre route to raise awareness about climate change. The international caravan of professionals from different sectors covered the 1,100 kilometres that separate Seville from Marrakech in ten stages. The chosen means of transport was the electric bicycle; the destination, the Moroccan city that hosted Climate Summit 22 (COP22); and the purpose was to create awareness about the importance of moving fast against climate change. At the end of the route known as The path of the three towers, the team delivered a manifesto that underlined the importance of fulfilling the Paris Agreement “in every country, in every town, in every company, in every family”.

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Bilbao – Paris

23 Nov – 29 Nov 2015

This initiative was conceived in 2016 with a view to raising both awareness and media visibility of the importance of reaching an agreement in Paris, demonstrating electricity’s role in the solution and highlighting that we all need to take action: administration, companies and citizens should share the spotlight during this journey.

The journey began from the Iberdrola Tower and followed the most peaceful routes at all times. The road led us to Paris’ Eiffel Tower from the south passed through cities such as San Sebastian, Biarritz, Royan, Tours, Orleans and of course Paris…

We divided the journey into two parts, the first to the frontier and the second in France. We took a coastal road for the trip from Bilbao to Hendaye. Once in France, our trajectory followed EuroVelo routes 1 and 6, along Vélodyssée (from Irún to Sables d’Olonne), Loire-à-Vélo (from Cholet to Châutaudun) and the bike path approaching Paris South (from Orleans to Paris).

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