On the 8 th of June United Nations officials, diplomats and and members of civil society organizations
took part in a bike ride, co-organized by the SLoCaT Partnership to highlight the benefits of bicycling as a sustainable urban transportation method. The challenge is to get the world to use renewable energy to power our trains,planes, buses and boats. What is especially important for cities.
The Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon pointed out that bicycles are important, and part of a bigger picture: the global efforts to achieve truly sustainable development.The upcoming UN Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio+20, is a chance to agree on how to build the future we want – a future that is more equitable, more prosperous, and more respectful of the planet’s limited resources.