Cycle for Change joins the COP15 Cycling Tour in Tokyo

May 24, 2009 at 11:50 am Leave a comment


Eri, The Danish Ambasssador, Mayumi and Gavin

On Saturday the 23rd of May, Eri and I had a great day when we joined The COP15 Cycling tour here in Tokyo. Set up by the Danish Embassador the tour is a week long cycling event in 8 cities across Japan aimed at highlighting the COP15 – United Nations Climate Change Conference. The conference is of course taking place in Denmark this year to develop a new framework as a successor to the Kyoto Protocol on Climate Change.

The Tokyo leg of the COP15 Tour started early Sunday morning at about 10 different locations around Tokyo. We were lucky enough to join the Ambassaors group with initially about 20 other people which grew to about 40 or 50 as we visited a number of spots around the city. The tour culminated with a festival in Jingu Gaien in the centre of Tokyo which highlighted the benefits of cycling as well as, not surprisingly, the benefits of all things Danish. There was loads of media coverage and it seemed like everytime we turned a corner there was another TV camera or press photographer. On the whole  a very pleasant little ride but more importantly a great way to raise awareness of the COP15 conference and the climate change issue as a whole.

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