Philippine climate change envoy leads new protest fast
Published on Jan 31, 2014 12:24 PM
MANILA (AFP) - A Philippine diplomat who went without food for 14 days last year will lead another fast on Saturday in a bid to pressure world leaders over climate change.
Naderev "Yeb" Sano, the Philippines' lead negotiator at United Nations climate talks, drank only tea and water throughout the last meeting in Poland in November, garnering world headlines and praise from developing nations.
Mr Sano's latest symbolic one-day hunger strike is an attempt to maintain pressure ahead of the next UN talks in Peru, with his tactics beginning to attract followers around the world via social media.
"The objective is to keep connecting with the people who believe in climate justice ... I've always believed in fasting as an important instrument in provoking change," Sano told AFP.
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