7,767km – 732 stages – one mission!
The Running Out of Time relay received a very warm welcome when the baton and support crew arrived in Limassol at the CYMEPA offices on Monday 31st October.
“The impact of climate change on our planet will be felt most by our youth and future generations. Their collective voice needs to be heard. Together, we aim to deliver their message, held within the relay baton, with so much support that it is impossible to ignore” said in his speech Michael Ierides General Secretary of CYMEPA.
From the opening ceremony in COP26 host city Glasgow on September 30th 2022 – where the message will be sealed in the baton – the relay will journey through 18 countries – UK (Scotland, Wales, England), France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Albania, Greece, Cyprus, Israel, Egypt – arriving to Sharm el-Sheikh on November 6th 2022 in time for COP27 which will take place from 6th-18th November 2022.
Cyprus Shipping Deputy Minister Vassilios Demetriades and Cyprus Shipping Chamber Director General Thomas Kazakos join 638 Stage of the Relay Race, after a short Ceremony at CYMEPA Offices, who is hosting the Cyprus Race. Bringing everyone together to drive the green transition is key for Shipping & World!
The Baton Message
Quality climate education is critical if we are to equip people of all ages and in all places with the knowledge and skills necessary to build a future in which all can thrive.
Young people need to be recognized as leaders, placed at the forefront of the conversation about climate change and empowered through education.
We are calling on the world’s leaders to provide us with the skills and training to build a sustainable world.
Our world is warming and to keep the increase to 1.5 degrees we need forward thinking, consistent policies and funding to help us reach Net Zero Emissions.
We are committed to help build a future that is inclusive and sustainable for all.
Show by your actions, not just words, that you are too.
Help us get there!