By walking “The Climate Miles”, Urgenda is calling attention to the action needed to avert dangerous climate change and keep the planet safe for future generations.
Today, Urgenda stopped by the European Parliament, having already completed the first 220km of their journey.
Green Members of the European Parliament, including Reinhard Bütikofer, Co-Chair of the European Green Party, Bas Eickhout and Bart Staes, greeted Urgenda’s director Marjan Minnesma and her colleagues to wish them well. They promised to mobilise the necessary political energy in order to contribute towards a successful deal at COP21 in Paris, because as Al Gore once said: "Political will is a renewable energy!"
Urgenda will walk a further 400km, eventually reaching Paris on the 29th of November. On the same day, the "People’s Climate March" will take place, which set to be the largest climate mobilisation in history.