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Legarda: Nations Must Agree to Limit Global Warming to 1.5°C

November 30, 2015

As United Nations member states converge in France today, November 30, for the 21st Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change or COP 21, Senator Loren Legarda said that nations must agree to limit global warming to 1.5°C.

“What good is a list of achievements if Paris fails to set a target that aims for 1.5 degrees? If Paris fails to set clear long-term goals — if the outcome in Paris is mute about the absolutely undeniable need for global decarbonization by or before 2050, all the efforts of vulnerable countries will not be enough to stem the crisis,” she stressed.

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Message: Climate Vulnerable Forum High Level Event

November 30, 2015

Message of Senator Loren Legarda
Climate Vulnerable Forum High Level Event
30 November 2015
We may be vulnerable but we are not incapable.
The Philippines and other nations in the Climate Vulnerable Forum are committed to making the world a safer and livable place for future generations. We know how it is to become victims of a phenomenon we did not cause. We do not want our children or anyone’s children to be victims as well.
We can talk about the […]

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Legarda: PHL Cannot Afford Failure of Paris Climate Talks

November 29, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda today stressed that the Philippines has all the reasons to ensure that a legally binding and universal climate agreement is achieved in the 2015 Paris Climate Conference.

“The Philippines cannot afford failure of the Paris Talks. If nations will not agree and commit to a climate deal that will limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, we will experience more of Ondoy, Pepeng, Yolanda, habagat-induced rains, and stronger episodes of El Niño,” said Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change.

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Legarda: Climate Agreement in Paris Must Aim for 1.5°C

November 27, 2015

In line with the upcoming climate change conference in France, Senator Loren Legarda today said that nations must agree to limit global warming to 1.5°C.

“We must take urgent and aggressive climate action. The Philippines, as a least emitter of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions but highly vulnerable to climate change impacts, must not take this injustice sitting down. We need to limit warming to 1.5°C to be able to survive,” said Legarda, United Nations Champion for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation for Asia-Pacific.

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Senate Approves Proposed 2016 Nat’l Budget

November 27, 2015

The Senate has passed on third reading the proposed 2016 national budget worth Php3.002 Trillion.

On Thursday night, Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance and sponsor of the proposed budget, along with 13 other senators present on session voted to approve the budget on third and final reading following 3 whole days of deliberations.

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Int’l and Local Jurors to Deliberate on Proposals for 1st PHL Pavilion in Venice Architecture Biennale

November 26, 2015

The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), in partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and the Office of Senator Loren Legarda, announced that the deliberations on the submitted curatorial proposals for the first Philippine Pavilion at the 15th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia will be held on November 28, 2015 at the Senate of the Philippines.

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Legarda Renews Call for Greater Youth Involvement in Climate Action

November 25, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda today renewed her call for the government to empower the Filipino youth to become more actively involved in climate change issues.

Legarda, United Nations Champion for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation for Asia-Pacific, made the statement in observance of the first National Day for Youth in Climate Action, which is celebrated every November 25, starting this year, by virtue of Proclamation No. 1160.

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Legarda Renews Call for Whole-of-Society Approach to Address Climate Change

November 24, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda today renewed her call for convergence between and among government agencies, private sector, civil society groups and individuals in addressing the impacts of climate change and extreme weather events.

Legarda, Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Climate Change, made the call as the country celebrates the National Climate Change Consciousness Week (November 19-25, 2015) with the theme, “Multiple Pathways, One Direction”.

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Legarda Leads Landmark Budget for 2016, Highlights Inclusive, Sustainable, Resilient Dev’t

November 23, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda, Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Finance, presented today the proposed 2016 national budget worth P3.002 Trillion that aims to proactively address the impacts of climate change and disasters and promote inclusive and sustainable growth.

“This budget is not budget as usual. For many years now I have been consistently advocating for a paradigm shift in the way we do governance and how we promote development,” said Legarda.

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Sponsorship Speech: Proposed National Budget for Fiscal Year 2016

November 23, 2015

Sponsorship Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Proposed National Budget for Fiscal Year 2016
23 November 2015 | Senate Session Hall
Mr. President, Distinguished Colleagues,
I rise to sponsor the proposed national budget for 2016.
Foremost, I wish to dedicate this budget to all the victims and survivors of disasters, whether caused by natural hazards, such as typhoons Yolanda and Lando, among many others, or man-made tragedies such as the Zamboanga siege and the abuse and displacement of our Lumads.
This budget will […]

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