Paris is still far
Five years after the Paris climate agreement
the need for action is greater than ever.
Do you cycle on 12/12 also for the climate?
On 12 December, it will be exactly five years since the Paris Climate Agreement was signed. Much has happened, but in recent years the global CO2 level has only increased further. In the words of Joop Zoetemelk: Paris is still far...
To underline the need for much more action, we call on you and all your cycling friends to go cycling on 12 December. A lap around your village, your favourite gran fondo, anything is possible!
And do you want to cycle to Paris? Then come to RAUM in Utrecht (near the Paris boulevard) between 11 and 13 am for coffee/tea/chocomel with apple pie. At 12:12, Marjan Minnesma will take us along on her journey and our common future. All completely corona-proof of course! Check here the location in Google Maps.
Share your cycling trip on social media with the hashtag #parisisnogver. Among the posts we raffle off 20x a Cycling 4 Climate buff! Mention in the video or in the caption why you cycled that day for the climate.
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Please forward this page to all your cycling friends. Then together we will make sure there will be as much visibility as possible on the 12th of December! 💪😄
PS: Cycling along in style? Order here your Cycling 4 Climate cycling outfit.
Our call to the Netherlands
"With our 400 km bicycle tour in one day, we show that together you can get far. We call on all Dutch people in general and the one million cyclists in our country in particular to get on their bikes as often as possible. Pedal to work more often or rent a public transport bike after a train journey. Even if the distance is greater, the bike is a great way to get around. You are in the open air and can enjoy the city or nature. It reduces CO2 emissions, it's healthy and, together, we ensure that our children and grandchildren will have dry feet in the future.
When will the water come?
Find out more about sea level rise and its impact on our country below.
KNMI special about climate
"In recent years, sea levels have been rising twice as fast as in the 20th century - currently by between 4 and 5 millimetres a year - and this speed is increasing all the time."
Article in Politico
"The low-lying country has centuries of experience managing water. Now climate change is threatening to flood it completely."
Article in the Correspondent
"Once the water reaches our lips, it is (much) too late to do anything about it."