#BiciEKLANaranja - Regional Programme Energy Security and Climate Change in Latin America
After the arrival of the participants, a few words of welcome were given and we started pedaling between trees, asphalt and the sea view through the streets of Barranco and Miraflores in a total of 7.5 km. At the end of the route, we had a pleasant sharing where they took the floor: Julia Sandner, director of the Regional Program EKLA, and the Ambassador of Finland in Peru, Antti Rytövuori, both speakers thanked the cyclists for their commitment, their good attitude and stressed the importance of linking climate change in the agenda against violence against women and girls, as it is known from studies and news that the effects of climate change such as floods, droughts, heat waves, etc.. These effects have repercussions on food, water, energy and housing security, which end up exerting greater pressure on women and girls, either due to the violence exercised by society when they are displaced in scenarios of scarce resources or, even more seriously, due to the violence that emerges within families in situations of power and dependence.
In the good spirit of outdoor sports, we wanted to highlight how important it is to promote sustainable mobility in our cities and how essential it is to include in public policies the impact caused by violence against women, girls and adolescents in the scenarios of climate change.
We concluded the event with the expectations of meeting more cyclists again, riding through more districts and making it clear that #NoHayExcusas.