New Adopt a Negotiator: Why I Fast: New Zealanders and the Philippines’ typhoons

I haven’t eaten today. I am fasting with the global #Fastfortheclimate movement. I’ve written about the Fast here before, and I won’t repeat the story of Yeb Saño launching the Fast during the Warsaw climate talks in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan. That is why I fast: to call for climate justice in solidarity – not just sympathy – with the climate vulnerable peoples’ of the world.

But this is a different story about why I Fast, and it starts over a bento box in Food Alley on Auckland’s Albert Street with my friend – and colleague in the Aotearoa New Zealand Human Rights Lawyers Association – Cameron. We had just had one of our first executive meetings after the Association’s 2014 annual general meeting, and Cameron and I decided to grab lunch, because we’d barely seen each other since I got back from Europe after the Warsaw talks.

Full article on Adopt a Negotiator.

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