Xie Zheng, or “Shay,” as he is known familiarly, is a Chinese activist, musician and environmentalist who was featured in Brighter Green’s short documentary,What’s For Dinner? recently attended COP 18 in Doha. He recently posted a video of his trip and the talk that he gave at the “Climate Change and Ensuring Sustainable, Humane, Equitable Food Systems, Views from the North and South,” side event at COP 18, moderated by Mia MacDonald of Brighter Green and co-sponsored with Humane Society International (HSI) and World Society for the Protection of Animals (WISPA). Shay is the founder of Don’t Eat Friends, a vegan initiative based in Beijing.
In his talk, Shay discusses the “Cool China” National Low-Carbon Action Plan, introduced in October 2011 by China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), which advocates for a meat free day each week (akin to Meat Free Mondays). For more on “Cool China,” see Eve Feng’s (the translator in the video and associate of Brighter Green) blog from August 2012. And for more from Xie Zheng at COP18 on food and resource consumption, plus a great song, please see this video recorded by the UNFCCC’s Climate Change Studio. Eve Feng also translates — but doesn’t sing.
Image courtesy of Don’t Eat Friends