Pole to Paris

Pole to Paris was a public awareness campaign ahead of the 21st session of the Conference of Parties (COP21) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change meeting in Paris. The Campaign followed a team of environmental scientists as they travel - by bicycle and foot - from the Polar Regions to Paris.

Espen MortensenWhile he mostly ran alone, Erlend was occasionally joined by other runners and cyclists over parts of the Northern Run. This photo is from an event organized with Pole to Paris partner SALT in Lofoten, Norway.

UNDP Mongolia

In the capital of Mongolia, Ulan Bator, a young cycling group took to the streets with Dan to voice their concerns about climate change (left). The monsoon in Bangladesh made for damp cycling to say the least (right).
Back on the run after a 3.5 weeks-long presentation tour, Erlend was joined by Pole to Paris European Union coordinator, Oria Jamar de Bolsée, for the last days of the United Kingdom leg of the run. Here, the two at the British end point in Downing Street, London, flanked by joining runners and supporters
Daniel PriceWhile in Indonesia, Pole to Paris was joined by 500 other cyclists in the streets of Jakarta. The Minister for Environment and Forestry and other dignitaries joined an event where Dan addressed the Indonesian government, calling for greater ambition to tackle climate change


The terror attacks in Paris, and trailing fear, restricted events and public participation on the final leg of the run between Brussels and Paris. Nevertheless, runners, Oria and Erlend, were met by running and cycling groups and had a police escort into Maubeuge, France.
Pole to ParisOn 4 December, Dan Price and Erlend Moster Knudsen finally met in Paris. This marked the end of 10 000 km of cycling over 7.5 months for Dan and 2 459 km of running over 4 months for Erlend

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