#JESTEENTJEBIJDRAGEN #WE CAIRN DO BETTER TIJD OM ONZE POLITICI DE WEG VOORUIT TE WIJZEN HELP DE BOODSCHAP VERSPREIDEN

Do you believe that Belgium can do better when it comes to climate goals? We do! That’s why we are bringing people together to demand higher climate ambitions for our country.

Time For Action

We’re calling on everyone to take action with us. We want to remind politicians that their promises to move towards a socially just and climate-neutral society are proving to be an empty shell.

Help spread the message by building a cairn. This helps show our politicians the way forward.

What are cairns?

The phrase ‘ons steentje bijdragen / apporter sa pierre’ led us to a campaign based on small stones brought together in piles or ‘cairns’.

All around the world – from the Arctic to Africa to the Andes – cairns are used as trail markers, especially on moorland, mountain regions and regions above the treeline. Cairns are also used to mark dangerous places, such as sudden drops or precipices.

Our message:

  • Our politicians are lost, and by building these cairns, we want to show them the way forward. Our cairns will mark the way from the Paris Agreement in 2015 to a strong new Glasgow Agreement in 2021.
  • We use them to signal danger along the expected line of the sea level if temperatures increase by 2°C.
  • The cairns build communities by bringing people together in a creative, collective project and linking each small project to a wider campaign.

On 12 December 2020, it will be the fifth anniversary of the Paris Agreement. This treaty was signed by 197 countries, including Belgium. Now, five years later, we are a long way from the promises made then to keep the planet liveable for all.

We, Climate Express, want to seize this anniversary as an opportunity to remind politicians and business leaders of their responsibility. In addition, we finally have a new government. This is the time to show that we, the citizens, are the decision-makers.

We expect this government to put social recovery measures and a climate-neutral industry first. No more giving billions to business leaders and industries that go only for personal enrichment and do not care about the fate of the planet on which we live. It is also the start of a series of actions culminating in the COP26 in Glasgow, December 2021.

  • Connect people within their communities and between different organisations.
  • Bring the issue of social justice and climate change back into the public debate.
  • Remind politicians that it is the citizens who decide which society they want to live: a society that cares for people and the environment.
  • Bring people together so that they can be heard!
  • Our goal is to limit climate warming to well below 1,5°C. We therefore need stronger 2030 ambitions, in order to be able to reach climate neutrality well before 2040.
  • This is not the end. The climate got already too hot. So, after having reached climate neutrality well before 2040, we need to continue our efforts, in order to reverse climate warming. We need continuous and increasing net fixation of greenhouse gases.
  • We need to develop 100% renewables and climate positive complementary energy sources, a net greenhouse gas fixating agriculture and land management, and near 100% circularity in industry before 2040.
  • In order to achieve a climate positive society, we need to develop transition plans in all production and consumption sectors. A special attention has to be given to the  transition of the greenhouse gas emission-intensive and nuclear industries, where social just and climate durable reconversions need to take place.
  • This profound transition is only possible if popular support is broad. In order to allow all people to buy only durable goods and services, we need a redistribution from millionaires towards a majority of middle and even lower income classes.
  • A warm and inclusive society needs on top of this strong public services and a stronger social security. Some examples are public transport, health care, non-discriminating social benefits,...

We need you!

Take part in the campaign

Do you believe that the government has to be more ambitious? Help make a statement by building a cairn of your own.

What's your reason?

Volunteers have built several cairns and each of them had their specific reasons. But what we would like to know from you: what is your reason to build a cairn?

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Today is the day! Hope to see you all in Brussels 💚
Day 4 of RIDE THE TIDE (in caps because this is very important)!! 

We are getting ready for our Final event at the Groenplaats in Antwerp. Around 15h our brave bike gathering will arrive here which will launch the event!! 🔥

Music, speakers, DJ and a lot of climate action... All to help fight together for more climate justice and prepare our government for COP26. 💚✊

The sun is shining. Would be amazing to have you here to help us bring this important message! Join in, joepie! 😊
Ride The Tide Day 2 ✌️

What a succes it was! Two more days of driving passed the future Belgian fload line before we reach our end goal in Antwerp on Saturday. So many people of all shapes and sizes came out to support our action along the way,  thanks lieverdjes!!💚

Let's save this world together, one ride at a time! 💪

Find out more on our Action website in our bio if you feel like joining us coming days!! 

👉 Or have a look on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1196691254147378/

Everybody welcome!!
GO GO GO!! Let's ride the tide!! 

These kiddo's bring the best ambiance to our RIDE THE TIDE action launch in Poperinge. Thanks lovelies!! 💚

In preparation of the COP 26 (starting end of October) and the Klimaatmars this Sunday in Brussels, Climate Express is doing a bike tour 🚴 crossing the Belgian floadline of 2100. We do this to raise awareness of how climate change will, and already is, affecting us in Belgium. 🌍

Keep an eye out for us 👀 and come give a high five to our brave bikers 🖐️
Today: Poperinge - Jabbeke
Thursday: Jabbeke - Deinze
Friday: Deinze - Breendonk
Saturday: Breendonk - Antwerpen 

Kick-off!!!! Woohoo!! 🔥🔥🔥
Final countdown to Wednesday!!! 

🚴🚴‍♀️ On the 6th we will leave in Poperinge to bike along the projected flood line of Belgium for four whole days!  

We still have some spots available to participate with tent! Or you can join for the final event in Antwerp (Saturday) and Brussels (Sunday) too! 💚

👉👉You can find all the updated info and registration on our website or on our website (see bio) or on our Facebook event. 

See you there! 🌍🔥
Are you ready? Zijn jullie er klaar voor? Cause we are getting ready! Wij zijn er zeker klaar voor!

🚴🚴‍♀️ In exactly one week we will leave in Poperinge to bike along the projected flood line of Belgium for four whole days!  

We still have some spots available to participate with tent! And you can join now in the weekend too! 💚

👉👉You can find all the updated info and registration on our website or on our website or on our Facebook event. 

See you in a week! 🌍🔥
✊ Lets do this together!

Aan de vooravond van de grote COP26 klimaattop in Glasgow willen we een krachtig signaal geven. Dit is het kantelpunt: laten we alles bij het oude of kiezen we voor een wereld die solidair, duurzaam en eerlijk is?

Neem jij ook deel aan onze nieuwe actie die start op 6 october?! 🚴‍♀️🚴 Ride The Tide: Een fietstocht langs de Belgische vloedlijn! 

Vindt de details op 👉 : shorturl.at/diqAZ

Register now via 📝: shorturl.at/azBG1
Doe je mee? Leuk! Groetjes en tot dan.
Onduurzaamheid zit ingebakken in ons maatschappelijk systeem. Wij zijn overtuigd dat systeemverandering cruciaal is.

Om klimaatopwarming te keren is een ambitieuze systeemverandering nodig, waarin het welzijn van mens en natuur centraal staan, niet de winst van enkelen. Laten we onze overheid daar samen aan herinneren!

Er is nood aan een maatschappelijke koerswijziging, waar niet winst, maar mens en milieu centraal staan. Aan een participatief klimaatbeleid dat respect heeft voor inclusiviteit, de toekomstige generaties en de grenzen van de natuur. Waar water, grond, wind, energie en lucht in handen zijn van de gemeenschap. Enkel zo kunnen ontluikende alternatieven echt bloeien en valt er niemand uit de boot in de overgang naar een duurzame samenleving.

Neem jij ook deel aan onze opkomende actie?

Vindt de details op 👉 https://www.facebook.com/DeClimateExpress
Deze aangescherpte doelstelling vergt enorme inspanningen op korte tijd. Er is geen tijd meer voor getalm, geen excuus voor uitstel!

In plaats van hopeloos achterop te hinken, dient België dringend werk te maken van een ambitieus Nationaal Energie -en Klimaatplan. Dit vergt een samenhangend binnenlands beleid in alle sectoren, zonder compensatiemechanismen, waarbij klimaatinspanningen in het buitenland niet mogen worden meegerekend als binnenlandse inspanningen. Bovendien moet België mee ijveren voor een afdwingbaar internationaal klimaatbeleid en daarin een voortrekkersrol spelen.

Neem deel aan onze acties ter voorbereiding van COP26! Vind de details op 👉 https://www.facebook.com/DeClimateExpress 

Of hier: https://climate-express.be/ride-the-tide-2021/