MR. NADEREV YEB M. SAÑO
Executive Director
Greenpeace South East Asia

Naderev “Yeb” Madla Saño served as Commissioner (with rank of Undersecretary) of the Philippines’ Climate Change Commission (CCC), the country’s lead policy-making body on climate change, from 2010 to 2015. While a Commissioner, he served as the Philippines’ Official Chief Representative and Lead Negotiator in the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). In 2013, he served as the Co-Chair of the United Nations Climate Change Convention’s Long Term Finance Work Programme. As a Commissioner, he has been known as the champion for Climate Justice and was a strong voice for developing countries in the U.N. 

Before being appointed as Commissioner, he served as the Director of the Climate Change Program of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF-Philippines). A veteran of the environmental movement, before joining government, he had been a working with local communities and international bodies since 1996, working on domestic and international issues that relate to climate change, clean energy, biodiversity, coastal and marine resources, tourism, disaster risk reduction and local governance. He began working on climate change issues since 1996 and previously managed projects on coastal resources and fisheries conservation, as well as environmental education, working to promote sustainable development and environmental law enforcement. He also actively worked on the development of programs on adaptation of marine ecosystems and coastal communities to climate change and the development of clean and renewable energy for the country. He also served as the National Director of the Earth Hour campaign in the Philippines from 2008-2010.

After five (5) years in public service, Commissioner Saño recently went back to civil society and currently serves as the Executive Director of Greenpeace South East Asia. He leads the team that is confronting the biggest carbon polluters of the world in the landmark human rights case filed against top oil and coal companies at the Commission on Human Rights. He was also Spiritual Ambassador for OurVoices, a call to people of faith and moral belief, across the world, to engage on the issue of climate change. OurVoices is an international, multi-faith campaign for strong climate action and climate justice.