Philippines Climate Rep Vows to Fast in Solidarity with his Brother and All Filipinos

COP18 Doha : Naderev "Yeb" Sano, the lead negotiator for the Philippines delegation at Cop18During his speech, Yeb Sano added an unscripted pledge to fast from food during COP 19, the climate conference that opened today in Warsaw, until meaningful progress had been made. He said:

“In solidarity with my countrymen who are struggling to find food back home and with my brother who has not had food for the last three days, in all due respect Mr. President, and I mean no disrespect for your kind hospitality, I will now commence a voluntary fasting for the climate. This means I will voluntarily refrain from eating food during this COP until a meaningful outcome is in sight.”–Yeb Sano

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