Do you love to travel, connect with different cultures and discover new places but struggle to find sustainable yet affordable alternatives to flying? You’re not alone. Flying is quick, easy and often cheaper than buses and trains because of lacking taxes on kerosene and flight tickets and other hidden subsidies on air travel. This is a disaster for our climate as aviation traffic is projected to double until 2050. Flight tickets must reflect the real damage caused by air travel while alternative forms of travel are fostered.
With this mini-campaign, I am collecting money for my participation at Sail to the COP: Together with a group of 36 people we will sail from the Netherlands to Uruguay and make our way to the next UN Climate Conference in Santiago, Chile (COP25) raising awareness about the growing emissions from aviation and demanding a fair and sustainable travel industry.
Sailing across the Atlantic will be a huge adventure for everyone involved, however, this won’t be a regular sailing trip. Besides helping to keep our ship afloat and on course, the Regina Maris will transform into a swimming Think Tank through which the participants from eight different countries will work together on analyses and actionable solutions for the future of travel. We want to do this while spreading the word far and wide: the actual ocean-crossing is part of a year-long media campaign which will culminate with the presented output at the COP25 in Chile.
Please help me with my individual contribution and support the trip on (https://sailtothecop.com/support). In return, I will promise to keep you updated throughout the trip to Chile, the COP and all side-events in Santiago, as well as my travels through South America afterward in form of a blog or mailing list.