A sailing boat left the port of Amsterdam on Wednesday, October 2, with 36 young Europeans on board, heading to Chile to participate in the United Nations Climate Conference.
The initiative, called "Sail to the Cop," the acronym for the conference, was launched by four Dutch people to raise awareness about the impact of air travel on the environment.
Young Europeans, mainly from the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany, and aged between 18 and 30, were selected from among 60 applicants to join the trip, expected to last about seven weeks.
Participants will work together to discuss possible solutions for the future of travel, according to organizers.
The crew aboard the “Regina Maris" will make four stops along the way, expecting to arrive in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil about November 20. The participants will then travel by bus to Santiago, where the COP25 will be held between December 2 and 13.
During the summer, Swedish teenage activist Greta Thunberg sailed across the Atlantic from Britain to the United States in a zero-carbon emissions boat. (Reuters)
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