Hildebrandt aims to raise awareness and encourage global leaders meeting for the annual United Nations climate summit to take action
A climate activist from Sweden has cycled all the way from her home in northern Europe all the way to Egypt’s Sharm el-Sheikh to protest at the COP27. The 72-year-old activist Dorothee Hildebrandt peddled thousands of miles with an aim to deliver a message to stop climate change.
According to a report from Euronews on Sunday, November 13, Hildebrandt’s aim is to raise awareness and encourage global leaders meeting at the annual United Nations climate conference known as COP27 to take tangible actions to combat climate change.
“They really have to stop climate change,” Hildebrandt says of the world leaders, adding that “Even if it is uncomfortable, it has to be done, for the sake of the future”, she said in an interview according to the report.
The trip to Sharm el-Sheikh took over four months for Hildebrandt which she completed on her electric bike which she calls Miss Piggy, named after a temperamental Muppets character.
“It was uncomfortable for me, this long ride,” she said, adding that, “But I wanted to show that if there’s a will, you can do it”.
According to the report Hildebrandt was born in the town of Kassel in central Germany and has been cycling since the age of 10. She believes that the western industrialized nations should pay for the destruction they have caused so far in developing and impoverished countries. The report adds that she decided to travel to Sharm El Sheikh, after being disappointed with the COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland.
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