Solidarity Message from Yeb Saño to #PowerShiftMsia
From 16-19th October 2014, two Singaporean youth, Kephren Ayanari and myself, part of the organising committee of Singapore Power Shift which happened 12-13th July 2014, went over to the neighbouring island of Penang, Malaysia to volunteer for Power Shift Malaysia. The event, which was held at the Center for Marine and Coastal Studies (CEMACS) in Penang helped 60 youths from Malaysia, Cambodia, Philippines, Indonesia, Egypt, India, Sudan, Yemen, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Ghana acquire the knowledge and leadership skills necessary to fight for climate justice.
To see pictures and video recap of #PowerShiftMsia, do check out the 350.org Malaysia Facebook Page.
#PowerShiftMsia participants were privileged (and touched) to receive this video from Yeb Saño.
Naderev “Yeb” Madla Saño is a Filipino climate change commissioner, environmentalist, philosopher, nature lover, and peace activitist. He is the chief negotiator in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). He serves as the Chair of the UNFCCC’s Long Term Finance Work Programme.
This video was made possible by Kephren, who is also currently volunteering for the Climate Walk. In solidarity with the global call for climate justice, climate advocates in the Philippines embarked on a journey, by foot, on October 2, the International Day for Non-Violence, from Kilometer Zero (Rizal Park, Luneta, Manila) to ‘ground zero’ of Yolanda/Haiyan (Tacloban City), the first anniversary of the super typhoon’s historic landfall, to continue the call for climate justice. The walk is estimated to end mid November 2014.
If you would like to join in parts of this Climate Walk in the Philippines, do check out the info page here.