Saturday, November 16, 2013

Video - Naderev Saño's Passionate and Prophetic Plea at the 2012 Doha Climate Talks

Last year Naderev Saño, the lead negotiator for the Philippines made an impassioned plea for action at the 2012 UN Climate Conference in Doha. Saño, could not hold back his tears as he made an appeal for real action on climate change. Although he was speaking after Typhoon Bopha struck the Philippines in 2012, in light of Typhoon Haiyan this year, his words are prophetic.

Here is a brief excerpt of his speech:

"I appeal to all, please, no more delays, no more excuses. Please, let Doha be remembered as the place where we found the political will to turn things around...The outcome of our work is not about what our political masters want. It is about what is demanded of us by 7 billion people...I ask of all of us here, if not us, then who? If not now, then when? If not here, then where?"

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