Ride for Climate: A Silk Road Perspective | Beijing Energy Network


by Project Pengyou on October 29th, 2014   717 views

When and Where

  • 29/10/2014
    8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

  • Swanport Cafe
    鸿芷咖啡馆
    Beijing
    China
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Ride for Climate: A Silk Road Perspective | Beijing Energy Network

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In their presentation, Kroodsma and Fransen will share what they have learned and tell stories of the adventure of a cross-continental bike ride. In addition, Kroodsma will share insights from a similar trip taken through the Americas from 2005 – 2007, the subject of his recently published book, The Bicycle Diaries.

Wednesday, October 29, 8pm
“Ride for Climate: A Silk Road Perspective”
David Kroodsma, Founder, Ride for Climate
Lindsey Fransen, Water Resource Analyst
Beijing Energy Network | Beijing Energy & Environment Roundtable (BEER)
Swanport Café, Galaxy SOHO, Room 10320, Floor 3, Block A, Nanzhugan Hutong #2 | 30 RMB | Open to Public

In early May of this year, David Kroodsma and Lindsey Fransen cycled out of Istanbul, heading east. Since then, they have ridden through eight countries, arriving in Beijing at the end of October. Along the way Kroodsma and Fransen, who hold degrees in climate science and environmental policy, respectively, have been researching the projected impacts of climate change on the regions they ride through. In addition, the pair has been interviewing people they meet on the roadside – farmers, herders, shop owners – about how the climate has changed in their lifetimes and what it means for them.

In their presentation, Kroodsma and Fransen will share what they have learned and tell stories of the adventure of a cross-continental bike ride. In addition, Kroodsma will share insights from a similar trip taken through the Americas from 2005 – 2007, the subject of his recently published book, The Bicycle Diaries.

David Kroodsma, the founder of Ride for Climate, has logged more than 35,000 miles of loaded bicycle touring. He has worked as a climate journalist, as a consultant for philanthropy, and as a climate researcher. In 2009, he won an international competition to represent Copenhagen at the climate conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, and write for the Huffington Post. David holds a B.S. in physics and an M.S. in interdisciplinary environmental science from Stanford University.



Lindsey Fransen holds a M.S. from the Energy and Resources Group at U.C. Berkeley and most recently worked for the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission on a project to help the Bay Area prepare for sea level rise. Previously, she worked with the California Public Utilities Commission, helping design water conservation programs and pricing structures for utilities across the state, and developing rationing measures during periods of drought.

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