Riding from Venice to Katowice for Climate Change
27th November – 7th December 2018
WHY TO RIDE TO KATOWICE?
From the 3th to the 14th December, Katowice will be hosting the 24th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC* (COP24).
For the first time, the climate summit will take place in Katowice. In April 2017 the UN technical mission delegates, while visiting the capital of Upper Silesia, appreciated the city’s excellent preparation for the event, including its infrastructure, meeting the highest standards.
The candidacy of Katowice received recognition from Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance and Development – Mateusz Morawiecki, as well as the Minister of the Environment, Professor Jan Szyszko, who stated that, ‘The whole region of Upper Silesia and Zagłębie is a very important example of what can be achieved through consistent policy of sustainable development and economic transformation.
Our journey is an opportunity to underline the importance of maintaining a constant high level of attention on climate change.
With this project we also want to underline the importance of personal behaviours in any GHG reduction policies and to share this view with people we will meet during our ride and at any evening public event.
The structure of our website (www.ridewithus.eu) is meant to facilitate the free participation of everyone in our project riding with us, even just for a few kilometers, to show the personal involvement on climate change issues.
The start will take place on November 27th 2018 from Venice and after 11 days we plan to arrive the 7th of December in Katowice.
This year we have planned to stop in the following towns:
|Stage n.||Arrival town||Country||Date|
|3||Bad Gastein||Austria||29th November|
|6||Krems an der Drau||Austria||2nd December|
|8||Brno||Czech Republic||4th December|
|9||Prerov||Czech Republic||5th December|
|10||Ostrava||Czech Republic||6th December|
The journey will be reported day by day by the protagonists with texts and images in a dedicated website (www.ridewithus.eu) and in the Facebook page of Ride With Us.
The website already contains the story of our previous four trips, when we rode around 2.000 km from Venice to Copenhagen (2014), 1.350 km to Paris (2015), 600 km to Turin (2016) and 1.160 km to Bonn (2017).
*About the UNFCCC
With 195 Parties, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has near universal membership and is the parent treaty of the 1997 Kyoto Protocol. The Kyoto Protocol has been ratified by 192 of the UNFCCC Parties. For the first commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol, 37 States, consisting of highly industrialized countries and countries undergoing the process of transition to a market economy, have legally bound emission limitation and reduction commitments. In Doha in 2012, the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol adopted an amendment to the Kyoto Protocol, which establishes the second commitment period under the Protocol. The ultimate objective of both treaties is to stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level that will prevent dangerous human interference with the climate system.