Filipino negotiator Yeb Sano delivers more than 600,000 petitions at UN Climate Talks in Poland

by Cassady Sharp

November 19, 2013

Piles of debris, damage caused by Typhoon Haiyan after it hit Tacloban City 9th November 2013. Typhoon Haiyan, which hit the Philippines on November 8, 2013 can be seen as an indication of things to come in the future if steps are not taken to prevent climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, with tropical cyclones likely to become more intense and more damaging.

© Matimtiman / Greenpeace

On 19 November, Filipino negotiator Yeb Sano delivered the signatures of over 600,000 people from around the world who are joining him to call for action at the UN Climate Talks in Warsaw.

See photos from Typhoon Haiyan

As Ministers arrived in Warsaw for the final few days of the talks, Sano met with media before going into the hall with his petition to lay out his call for action following Typhoon Haiyan. In just four days, over 600,000+ have backed his campaign which he started with Avaaz which can be seen here. Tens of thousands more citizens have signed onto other petitions with groups like 350.org, MoveOn, Friends of the Earth, and more. Together, these petitions represent an outpouring of public support for the Philippines and action at the UN Climate Talks.

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