unccc

youtube

“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.”

Extract from the heartfelt statement of Mr. Yeb Saño, Philippine delegate to United Nations Climate Change Convention’s 19th Conference of the Parties in Warsaw.