Dhaka bike tour tomorrow for raising awareness
The United Nations Development Programme in Bangladesh in collaboration with BDCyclists will organise a bicycle ride tour in Dhaka tomorrow.
The objective of the event, set to start from Manik Mia Avenue, is to raise environmental awareness as part of the “Pole to Paris” initiative supported by the UNDP.
Dr Daniel Price, a climate/polar system scientist, will lead the tour from 6:15am with BDCyclists members. Senior UNDP officials will also participate in the tour.
Possible route of the tour is Manik Mia Avenue-Banani-Mirpur DOHS-Khalshi-Manikdi-Manik Mia Avenue.
“Pole to Paris” is an initiative leading up to the most significant UN climate change negotiation (COP21) in Paris at the end of this year.
As part of this two climates/polar system scientists are biking from different “poles” (New Zealand and Norway) to Paris, raising awareness for climate change along the way.
Dr Daniel Price, who set out from the Southern pole in New Zealand, has already biked several countries, including Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, and is currently in Bangladesh. Daniel's activities in Bangladesh and elsewhere will be filmed during this journey and be showcased in Paris COP21.