Led by Yeb Saño, former head climate negotiator for the Philippines, The Climate Pilgrimage is “an outcry” for climate justice and care for our common home inspired by Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment and human ecology. Climate Pilgrimage witnesses the lived realities of weather extremes and all harms associated with mineral extraction and processing, and the extravagant use of resulting fuels and materials.
2018 is the third long walk since Climate Pilgrimage was initiated 2014. Joanna Sustento joined this year for the final leg of a 1,500 km, 65-day journey across 6 countries on her way to COP24 in Katowice, Poland. Joanna speaks about her experience with storms in the Philippines and the intention of Climate Pilgrimage during this United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) interview.
In the Democracy NOW! interview, following, Joanna offers in detail the experience of watching her father drown and a decision to let go of her mother’s body five years ago during Typhoon Haiyan, November 8, 2013.
Joanna Sustento, human rights advocate and survivor of Typhoon Haiyan.
The strongest typhoon in human history, “super” Typhoon Haiyan displaced millions
and killed more than 10,000 people in just two hours.