All Aboard the Climate Express to Copenhagen (Slideshow)


photo: Matthew McDermott

Having previously written about the Climate Express prior to the start of its journey in Kyoto, Japan I was very excited when the UNEP invited me to join them for the final leg of the journey. We traveled from Brussels to Copenhagen powered entirely by renewable energy (additional renewably-generated electricity equal to that consumed by the journey) was purchased and fed into the German national grid.

On board were representatives from the UNEP, WWF, numerous railway unions, associations and companies, as well as NGOs, extreme skiers, solo ocean rowers and Indian dancers via the British Council.

This is that 14-hour journey.

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Tags: Global Climate Change | Public Transportation | United Nations

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