The Climate Pilgrimage is led by Yeb Saño, the former lead climate negotiator for the Philippines. A few years ago, a mega-storm called Typhoon Hayian (or Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines) hit Yeb’s home community. Thousands of people lost their lives. Climate change is making storms like this more and more likely for the Philippines.
Since then, Yeb has devoted every waking moment to securing a safer planet for his neighbors and people like them all around the world. He’s spent months at sea as a witness to environmental destruction, and he’s already walked on one pilgrimage, from Rome to Paris for the Paris climate agreement.
Yeb will be joined along the entire 1,500-kilometer route by additional pilgrims from the Philippines. During shorter stretches of road, pilgrims from across central and eastern Europe will join in.