Route 2023



The 28th UN Climate Change Conference will take place in Dubai, therefore we're collecting Green Footprints for our journey to the United Arab Emirates.

Join in the fun of collecting Green Footprints – you have time until end of October!


It should be easy for bigger institutions to cover the distance to the climate summit on their own.
Nevertheless, it is much more fun to work together with a school or day care centre near to you.

After all, climate protection is especially successful when we all work together!

Of course you can also contribute your Green Footprints as part of the kilometers needed for our joint climate voyage around the One World (see below).



Individual route to Dubai


You want to use the direct line? Calculate the distance between your city and Dubai – this will be your route for 2023. For example: the distance from the Climate Alliance European Secretariat in Frankfurt/Main (Germany) to Dubai (United Arab Emirates) is 4,833 km beeline but to go there by car it is a bit over 6,200 km.

Not sure if your school/nursery is big enough to travel this distance alone? Ask for support from other schools and daycare facilities in your municipality!

Or calculate how much of the route you achieved in percent.
A good link for calculating distances is 




Joint Climate Voyage around the One World


Our symbolic voyage starts at the UNFCCC Secretariat in Bonn, Germany and - travelling once around the One World - will end in Dubai, as the next UN Climate Conference will be held there in December. We will travel via Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia, Oceania, stopp over at both poles and then travel via South and North America to the conference's venue in Dubai. This equals 101,482 Green Footprints  – a distance you will only reach with the help of many friends/participants!


On each continent we will have a short stopover to find out more about the world's climate situation. We will find polar bears that are forced to swim and orangutans suffering for our toilet paper. We will meet several children sharing their climate problems with us. And we will get to know more about the reasons for climate change.


The document for our Climate Voyage you find here (pdf)

A map with our Climate Voyage Route you find here (pdf)
A list with exact distances from stopover to stopover you get here (pdf)

The complete Climate Voyage (all above documents) you find here (pdf)


Join in on our symbolic journey around the world to learn more about the world's climate situation.

Ask other schools and kindergartens in your municipality, ask your neighbouring commune or your foreign twinned schools to collect Green Footprints, too!

Each journey to school or nursery taken on foot, by bicycle, skater, bus or tram counts as one Green Footprint. To simplify matters, we assume that each journey or Green Footprint corresponds to 1 km. So, all Green Footprints reported to Climate Alliance will be added, hoping that the kids will collect even more Green Footprints than in 2022, our record result so far...

If your city, municipality, school, kindergarten, ... has participated in the Green Footprints campaign, send an email to zoom(at) and 
- tell us the number of Green Footprints you have collected
- send us reports and pictures of your activities so we can publish your activities on our website.