PRESS RELEASE (Belgium): Canadian Millionaire Walks from Europe to Asia to find solutions for carbon removal
Canadian Millionaire Walks from Europe to Asia to find solutions for carbon removal
On the eve of his 60th Birthday, former Coca-Cola executive and millionaire businessman Craig Cohon has embarked on a 4,000km walk from London to Istanbul to campaign for carbon removal. He will walk through Belgium between 26 January and 2 February (route below).
Craig Cohon is campaigning to change the course of our climate fate through campaigning for carbon removal.
This Canadian entrepreneur left London on January 3 for a 5-month journey that will take him over 4,000 km across Europe on foot. He should arrive in Istanbul on June 4, the eve of his sixtieth birthday.
Cohon will cross the border from France to Belgium on 26 January, arriving in Ronquieres on 26 January. He will reach Brussels on 28th and set off towards the Netherlands on 30 January.
For years, Craig Cohon travelled the world on behalf of large companies such as Coca-Cola and Cirque du Soleil before settling on a barge on the banks of the River Thames thirteen years ago.
In 2022, Craig launched the walk it back campaign after becoming the ﬁrst private citizen to undertake a personal ‘lifetime carbon audit’ following COP26. This process saw him calculate in molecular detail how many tonnes of carbon he’d emitted over decades of fast living: high-rolling holidays, lots of ﬂights and innumerable hamburgers. In November, he repaid what he calls his debt to the earth – giving over USD $1 million of his pension to carbon removal projects.