2009 – Feel the Heat!

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From July 2009 we cycled from Macedonia to Croatia, crossing Albania, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina. We start our tour on the Belgrade-Skopje train, and reached the MuM festival in Croatia on the 28th of August

To get an impression of our huge trip, you can watch pictures in the gallery on our site or at the (picture) blogs of several Biketour participants. See the basic route we followed on the biketour wiki.

fistbike This year, the biketour chose the theme of climate change and energy. In November, the biggest climate summit ever will be held in Copenhagen. The EU is negotiating its energy and climate package for this summit, which still will be far from sufficient to solve the climate crisis. Only, climate and energy policy in the Balkans is even worse! So now the risk is huge that non-EU South Eastern Europe will end up as the sink-hole for dirty energy production of the EU – with all their oil pipelines, nuclear- and coal-fired power, etc.

In the Balkans, national climate energy strategies are underdeveloped and still created in in-transparent ways. There’s low public awareness on environmental issues, generally weak civil society and many corrupt governments. The region urgently needs attention from all people who know about the issues of environment, especially climate change and energy, to raise awareness amongst the public and to governments.

A selection of the organisations which helped out with the Biketour 2009:

Issues

Documentation

National coordination

Participants’ blogs

Donations

Links

Germany

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