BIKER groups and Negros Island together with organizations pedaled to highlight the gravity of the climate crisis and the urgency of undertaking bold, ambitious, just, and equitable climate solutions Sunday, June 4, 2023.

The Asian Peoples Movement on Debt and Development (APMDD) together with Philippine Movement for Climate Justice (PMCJ) and local organizations: Konsyumer Negros, BMP-Sanlakas Negros, and biker groups joined the Bike Action which started at the Bacolod Government Center and ended at the Capitol Lagoon, a press statement said.

The June 4 bike action aligns with World Environment Day and the commencement of the UNFCCC intercessional meetings, scheduled to be held in Bonn, Germany from June 5 to 15.

APMDD seeks to highlight the need for real and just climate actions based on equity and fair shares, Campaign on Laban ng Mamamayan Laban sa Monopolyo at Pribatisasyon (LAMP).

Also, it calls for rejecting harmful technologies and false solutions, advocating against carbon offsets and market-based solutions.

The bike action will also emphasize the importance of a rapid, just, and equitable transition to 100% renewable energy.

“We need real solutions to the climate crisis. Rich countries have to do their fair share of global climate action. This means delivering on their fair share towards reaching zero global emissions and fulfilling their obligations to provide climate finance,” said Lidy Nacpil, coordinator of Asian Peoples’ Movement on Debt and Development (APMDD).

"Commuters inhale carbon emissions on a daily basis and they bear the brunt of the Climate Crisis. We need concrete actions against the climate crisis and most importantly commuter-friendly cities that actually caters to commuters more than cars. We need road decongestion and not road widening. We need bike roads and not only bike lanes." said Miggy Yulo, Coordinator of Konsyumer Negros

We must be mindful of our energy consumption and try to save our resources and not exploit them. It is also the duty of responsible governments to devise schemes and policies that promote renewable energy and build sustainable infrastructures, said Eric Gonzales coordinator of Sipaway Seagrass Guardians/Pedal of Hope

Confirmed participating countries include India, Pakistan, Philippines, Nepal, and Vietnam.

By uniting movements, civil society organizations, and bike groups, This bike action aims to amplify the demand for real solutions to combat the climate crisis, the press statement said. (PR)