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Loren: Climate crisis is threat to our basic human rights

December 14, 2015

As this year’s observance of International Human Rights Day coincides with a critical climate change conference in Paris, Senator Loren Legarda stressed on Thursday (Dec. 10, 2015) the urgent need to address the climate crisis as a way of upholding basic human rights.

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Senate cuts CCT funds by P8 B

December 8, 2015

Legarda chairs the Senate finance committee and is a reserve officer in the Armed Forces of the Philippines. She heads the smaller chamber’s contingent in the conference committee on the 2016 budget.

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Climate Justice

December 6, 2015

The right to life is the most basic of all human rights.
Therefore, the survival of mankind should be the universal goal and commitment of international leaders and the world community as a whole.
As the world celebrates International Human Rights Day, the importance or urgency of global action to slow down, if not reverse, climate change or global warming can never be over-emphasized.
At least, this was the consensus at the Paris climate talks among leaders of both developed and developing countries […]

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Legarda urges nations to forge ‘holistic solution’ to climate change

December 6, 2015

With world leaders in the thick of talks to produce a binding global agreement on mitigating the effects of climate change, Senator Loren Legarda urged the international community to commit to implementing a “holistic solution” to the problem.

In a video message for environmental group Greenpeace’s side event at the 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) in Paris last Friday, Legarda also called on countries to seek climate justice because it is a human right.

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Legarda: Stop soil degradation

December 4, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda, Senate Climate Change Committee chairwoman, sought yesterday, congressional passage of her Senate Bill No. 337 (Soil and Water Conservation Act) which seeks to promote soil and water conservation technologies and approaches for sustainable land management.

Legarda warned that the current land degradation in 13 million hectares of arable land is likely to contribute to widespread and severe poverty in the rural areas.

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COP 21: Legarda named global champion for resilience

December 2, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda has been appointed at the Paris UN Climate Conference (COP 21) as a Global Champion for Resilience, the special representative of the UN Secretary General for Disaster Risk Reduction said.
The United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), in a press statement, said Legarda has been vigorously supporting disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation, nationally and internationally, through legislation, policy leadership, and advocacy.
“We hope that she will inspire many more governments, parliamentarians, mayors and citizens to […]