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Climate Ambassador Marcel Beukeboom cycles on 13 June from The Hague to Arnhem to get attention for climate change and different climate themes. He therefore stops on various locations to collect a climate message. He will also make a stopover in Wageningen. Through an information market on science and climate change, we will give him our message. He will present all the messages together later at the Velo City conference.

Organisator Wageningen University & Research
Datum

di 13 juni 2017 16:00 tot 18:15

Locatie Forum, building number 102
Droevendaalsesteeg 2
102
6708 PB Wageningen
0317–482160

Learn more about climate change and join the conversation

On 13 June, the annual, international, Velo City conference in Arnhem and Nijmegen begins. Climate Ambassador Marcel Beukeboom cycles the day from The Hague to Arnhem. On the way he makes a stopover in Wageningen, where he gets the scientific message about climate that he can present at the conference later.

First, Marcel Beukeboom and Bram de Vos (Director of Environmental Sciences Group) will give a short presentation. Then we will share our message through an information market with examples climate research of Wageningen University & Research.

Everyone who’s interested is welcome to join the presentations and the information market.

Cycle Paris home: join the cycle tour

Marcel's theme for this day? “This is in line with the theme of the National Climate Summit. Then we said "Bring Paris home", now I say "Cycle Paris home". During my cycle tour, I try to connect all kinds of climate themes.”

Everyone is welcome to join Marcel’s cycle tour. You can sign up with Susanne Laven.

On tour with climate messages

Marcel starts early in the morning at a primary school in The Hague Archipelago. "I want to educate children about climate change and to maken them think about it. I also ask for their recommendations for improving the (cycling) climate. In Utrecht, I will be received by alderman Lot van Hooijdonk. She is embarking on many initiatives for a healthy and liveable city and pursues a progressive cycling policy. She also gives me a message. Then it goes to Wageningen, for a scientific message from students and researchers. We end at the open-air museum in Arnhem, where the opening ceremony of Velocity takes place.'

What is Velo-city?

The world's largest cycling congress, Velo-city, will take place this year from 13 to 16 June in the Arnhem-Nijmegen region. About 1,500 professionals from all over the world meet each other to discuss the latest innovations in the field of cycling and learn more about the bicycle-friendly layout of cities and regions. The theme of the conference this year is 'the freedom of cycling'. On the last day of congress, the European Cycling Strategy is offered to Euro Commissar Bulc. This is the design of the European strategy for the coming years to give cycling a more important role.