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Time travelling on the Trans-Siberian Railway

During the 9288 km of the Trans Siberian Railways we travelled through several time zones from Vladivostok time to Moscow time - a time difference of seven hours. (Moscow again is two hours ahead of Paris and Copenhagen.)

So as we travelled towards Moscow, we slowly, but surely tuned into Moscow time, day by day, hour by hour.

Already from Vladivostok, all times for stops and meals onboard the Trans-Siberian Railway were given in Moscow time. (...)



Bringing Copenhagen to the people

Messages to the world leaders at COP 15 from people we met along the symbolic Kyoto to Copenhagen journey. Along our way from Kyoto to Copenhagen we collected messages from people we met to pass on to the decision makers at COP 15 in Copenhagen. We did this by speaking with people, filming street interviews and taking signatures on a UNEP petition.
You can watch some of the messages yourself in the video clips on this website.
This is a selection from some of the messages we gathered (...)



Cartooning the climate express

It’s Tom’s job to capture the climate express in cartoons, diagrams and drawings. He’s part of a group called Bigger Picture who specialise in capturing events in graphic form - graphic recording - and today they are on the train.
I asked him how they manage to capture such complex ideas and so much activity.
Tom said, "We try to be as open as we can, to just observe. Sometimes we ask questions. I just asked Mr. Pepy (SNCF) and asked him about his vision - what he would ideally like - for (...)



On the climate express - Brussels to Cologne

The conversation has started. Press conferences block the route from one end to the other. A journalist crouches speaking live to her radio station. I push my way through to meet one of my hero’s - Mark Smith - founder of the website - the man in seat 61. This website is a fantastic source of information for travelling by rail across Europe.
I asked Mark - an Englishman - why he set up the web-site. He said, "When I travel to Europe I always take the train. Eurostar will tell you how to (...)



Ludmilla has joined the team

Profile: Ludmila Khorosheva, UNEP Moscow
Ludmila works for the UNEP in Moscow administering Global Environmental Facility (GEF)* funding. She has worked in the environment sector since university, working first for the Federal Government, next for the World Conservation Union, and since 2005 for the UN.
We were very glad to welcome a colleague from the UN so soon after celebrating UN day at Baikal. The UN provides the overarching structure for so many positive initiatives, from Human (...)


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