We start our journey to COP24 by delivering our Manifesto to the Spanish government’s High Commissioner for Agenda 2030

We are ready to go! This morning Moving for Climate NOW has been received at the Moncloa Palace by the Spanish government’s High Commissioner for Agenda 2030, Cristina Gallach. A representation of the cyclist team presented Gallach with the Manifesto we will take to the Climate Summit (COP 24).

The CEO of Iberdrola España, Ángeles Santamaría, and the Spanish United Nations Global Compact Network vice-president, Víctor Viñuales, were present at the event, as representatives of the organisations promoting this initiative, which is now on its third iteration.

Ángeles Santamaría affirmed that “the energy transition towards decarbonisation will require everyone to contribute, along with courage in decision making, constancy in execution and sensitivity towards vulnerable communities, so as not to leave anyone behind. It’s technically and economically possible, it’s an opportunity and, moreover, there’s a demand from society that demands future answers”.

For his part, Víctor Viñuales explained that “climate is one of the pillars of the United Nations Agenda 2030 and it is a challenge that we cannot face individually. Collective action through alliances reinforces our chances of success, so our goal with this initiative is to expand the level of commitment reached to the largest possible number of stakeholders”.

The vice-president of the Spanish United Nations Global Compact Network added that “to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), we need collective action, government commitment, private sector drive, awareness and metrics“.