R.I.P Tony Benn
Despite our differences, we’re all human beings. These powerful images have restored all my faith in the world.
Naderev Sano, the Philippines’ Climate Commissioner, is on a voluntary fast this week as he attends the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP19) conference.
Sano began a fast on Monday in protest at a lack of action on global warming that he blamed for fueling Typhoon Haiyan that killed an estimated 10,000 people in the Philippines.
Sano spoke about the importance of addressing the consequences of climate change on Monday:
Delegates from almost 200 nations held three minutes’ silence to mourn the victims of Haiyan on Monday. Sano said he would be fasting until “a meaningful outcome is in sight”. You can follow Sano on Twitter as he tweets from the conference and about his hunger strike.
Photo: REUTERS/Kacper Pempel
Fireworks thrown and Nelson’s Column and Victoria Memorial damaged as anti-austerity campaigners protest in London
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