Stay updated on the pilgrimage - sign up below.
Yeb Saño prepares for the next leg of his global journey visiting communities at risk and fighting climate change.back to listing
by Yeb Saño
On Monday I embark on the next leg of my pilgrimage - India.
India is a country that has so many of the problems we face in overcoming climate change, but also so much of the promise.
The Indian people have suffered the extremes of climate many times, through drought, floods and cyclones. But India is also lighting the way for the rest of the world to follow, with massive investment in clean solar power.
I will walk in the footsteps of Ghandi, inspired by his leadership, and join an amazing group of pilgrims walking through the streets of Delhi as the start of my pilgrimage.
Climate Change is India’s achilles heel, and just as salt was Ghandi’s rallying call, so the solar cell is the icon of our times. Indian people deserve nothing less than clean energy access. We need to mobilise that same incredible Indian spirit Ghandi inspired, that hunger for justice, and that determination that a better, cleaner, safer future is possible for all.
You can follow our pilgrimage on Facebook, Twitter & on the blog which we’ll keep updated as we go from Delhi to other places of restoration and hope.
And as we get closer to the crucial Paris climate talks this December - I hope you’ll join me in taking your own pilgrimage to somewhere you know and love that’s at risk from climate change - and then share your story using our pilgrimage map. Check it out to see all the pilgrimages that have taken place already.
Thank you for being a part of our movement,
Header image via Flickr user sandeepachetan.com travel photography
After walking 1500km over 59 days, the People's Pilgrimage for Climate Justice made it to Paris.Read more
After over six months of eager anticipation and journeying through different parts of the world, the People's Pilgrimage has finally landed on French soil.Read more
The People's Pilgrimage says goodbye to Italy and is warmly welcomed in Geneva at the Ecumenical Centre.Read more
Yeb Saño shares what it has been like to walk through the "divine and spiritual" Great St Bernard Pass of the Alps.Read more
The People's Pilgrimage for Climate Justice reaches their halfway point to Paris. Yeb Saño shares an update from the road.Read more
We've traversed two-lane roads, off-road paths, and numerous hill climbs which gave evidence to our singularity of purpose.Read more
The People's Pilgrimage is welcomed in Corchiano, Italy on their journey to Paris.Read more
Day 2 of the People's Pilgrimage brings the pilgrims to an Italian community facing serious health problems due to a local coal power plant.Read more
Yeb Saño and pilgrims of The People's Pilgrimage receives blessings from Pope Francis to start their 1500km journey to Paris ahead of COP21.Read more
The People's Pilgrimage for Climate Action, led by Yeb Saño, departs Rome for a 1500km walk to Paris ahead of COP21.Read more
The People's Pilgrimage travels to Visakhapatnam where Cyclone Hudhud caused extensive damage 10 months ago.Read more
The Govardhan EcoVillage provides the perfect resting place for The People's Pilgrimage through India.Read more
In Varanasi, the Holiest City in India, The People's Pilgrimage receives a warm welcome from Banaras Hindu University students.Read more
Yeb Saño reflects on Gandhi's words after his journey through New Delhi for The People's Pilgrimage.Read more
Yeb Saño shares a reflection from his Roman pilgrimage with multi-faith emerging climate leaders for The People's Pilgrimage.Read more
Yeb Saño prepares for the next leg of his global journey visiting communities at risk and fighting climate change.Read more
Yeb Saño shares a beautiful reflection on the warm welcome received in Vanuatu for the People's Pilgrimage.Read more
Yeb Saño shares his story from Tacloban City for the launch of the People's Pilgrimage.Read more
Philippines climate envoy, Yeb Saño, announces his leave from diplomacy to fight climate change with OurVoices.Read more