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Keynote Address: Green Breakthroughs 2017

November 27, 2017

Keynote Address of Senator Loren Legarda
Green Breakthroughs 2017
November 27, 2017 | Shangri-La Hotel, Makati City
Our event today is a testament to our commitment to sustain our efforts towards a cleaner and more sustainable Philippine economy.
This is the only viable direction, especially for a climate-vulnerable country like ours. A green economy allows us to transform towards a climate- smart and climate-resilient nation.
If we want to sustain this path, we need to scale up green financing for adaptation and […]

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Keynote Address: Harmonizing Philippine Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Initiatives into the National Climate Change Action Plan (NCCAP)

November 20, 2017

Keynote Address of Senator Loren Legarda
Climate Change Consciousness Week
Harmonizing Philippine Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Initiatives into the National Climate Change Action Plan (NCCAP)
November 20, 2017 ǀ Sofitel Philippine Plaza, Manila
(Standard Greetings)
It is an opportune moment for me to address the climate warriors and advocates present here today at the opening of this year’s Climate Change Consciousness Week after having led the Philippine Delegation to the 23rd Session of the Conference of the […]

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Innovative Climate Finance Strategies and Instruments by and for Climate Vulnerable Countries

November 14, 2017

Keynote Address of Senator Loren Legarda
COP 23 Side Event: “Innovative Climate Finance Strategies and Instruments by and for Climate Vulnerable Countries”
13 November 2017 | Bonn, Germany
 
It is an honor to open this side event of the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities, the Government of the Republic of the Philippines, and Bangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies on innovative climate finance by and for climate vulnerable countries during the 23rd Conference of Parties under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate […]

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Keynote Speech: Launch of Resilient Cities / Municipalities and the Resiliency Leadership Program For Local Chief Executives

October 13, 2017

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Launch of Resilient Cities/Municipalities and the
Resiliency Leadership Program For Local Chief Executives
13 October 2017 | SM Aura, Taguig City
 
 
In the face of crisis and disasters, we see the Filipino bayanihan spirit very much alive. The 1976 Mindanao earthquake and the 1990 Luzon earthquake, the Mt. Pinatubo eruption in 1991, the landslide in Barangay Guinsaugon, Leyte in 2006, Typhoons Sendong in 2011, Bopha in 2012, and Yolanda in 2013, just […]

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Keynote Speech: Inaugural Experts’ Forum of the National Panel of Technical Experts (NPTE) of the Climate Change Commission

September 18, 2017

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Inaugural Experts’ Forum of the National Panel of Technical Experts (NPTE) of the Climate Change Commission
“Linking Science, Policy, and Practice for Climate and Disaster Resilience”
18 September 2017 | SMX Convention Center, Pasay City
Allow me first to thank the Climate Change Commission and Oscar M. Lopez Center for organizing and for having me in this event. What a wonderful idea it is to hold a special series of forums that […]

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Keynote Speech: 21st ASEAN Regional Forum Heads of Defense Universities/Colleges/Institutions Meeting

September 18, 2017

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda, MNSA
Opening Ceremony of the
21st ASEAN Regional Forum Heads of Defense Universities/Colleges/Institutions Meeting
“Defense Diplomacy Through Education and Research:
Building Confidence, Enhancing Engagement”
18 September 2017 | Sofitel Philippine Plaza
The Chair of the 21st ASEAN Regional Forum for Heads of Defense Universities/Colleges/Institutions Meeting (ARF-HDUCIM) and President of the National Defense College of the Philippines, Rear Admiral Roberto Q. Estioko,
The Co-Chair of the 21st ARF HDUCIM and the President […]

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Keynote Speech: 3rd Integrated Ecological Waste Management Expo and Environment Summit

August 10, 2017

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
3rd Integrated Ecological Waste Management Expo and Environment Summit
10 August 2017 | SM Aura Premier

Environmental issues have been a long-standing concern not only in the Philippines, but all over the world. Here in our country, we have numerous laws that deal with the environment, with some dating back to the 1970s. But 40 years hence, our environment seems to be in no better state.

Humans live like there is no tomorrow, like all resources are infinite, like […]

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Keynote Speech: Water Environment Association of the Philippines, Inc. (WEAP) 12th National Annual Convention

July 20, 2017

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Water Environment Association of the Philippines, Inc. (WEAP) 12th National Annual Convention
20 July 2017 | Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria, Quezon City
 
Climate change is undeniably in our midst, increasing the risks of disaster in vulnerable cities and communities—and the Philippines is one of the countries that greatly bear the brunt of the climate crisis. In fact, aside from terrorism, climate change is one of the greatest humanitarian challenges of our time.
 
The climate crisis is […]

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Keynote Speech: Multi-Stakeholder Consultation for the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) Sectoral Targets

July 18, 2017

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Multi-Stakeholder Consultation for the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) Sectoral Targets
18 July 2017 | Senate of the Philippines, Pasay City
Let me begin my speech with this question: Do our children and grandchildren deserve the Earth we are leaving behind for them?
I have asked this several times in the past, but I ask it again today because all our efforts to limit global warming to 1.5°C would ultimately affect our children and our children’s children.
The 2015 Paris […]

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Keynote Speech: Agos Summit on Disaster Preparedness: Preparing Vulnerable Communities for Climate Change and Disaster Resiliency

July 8, 2017

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Agos Summit on Disaster Preparedness:
Preparing Vulnerable Communities for Climate Change and Disaster Resiliency
8 July 2017 | SM Aura, Taguig City
(Standard Greetings)
Future communities in the Philippines will vastly differ from the ones we live in today. As we witness the 21st century unfold, our nation faces a new set of technological, socioeconomic and global challenges that are more complex than any of us have ever experienced in our shared history. […]

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