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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: Launching of the UP Resilience Institute

June 21, 2017

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Launching of the UP Resilience Institute
20 June 2017 | Bahay ng Alumni, Diliman, Quezon City
 
Throughout history, the complexity of development problems has been widely examined for insights into better approaches and solutions. Yet, the problems have persisted and the tasks for well-intentioned development leaders have become even more daunting.
 
Our world is wrought with danger. Climate change has intensified natural hazards, and disaster risks have been compounded by other human-induced factors such […]

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Keynote Speech: UNFCCC Regional Training Workshop on National Action Plans for Asia

June 13, 2017

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
UNFCCC Regional Training Workshop on National Action Plans for Asia
13 June 2017 | Mercure Hotel, Ortigas, Pasig City
 
I believe all of us here today know and agree that we are at risk; we are vulnerable to climate change risks. The signs are all around us. The numbers speak for themselves. It is no longer an issue of taking action, but rather of how much action we need to take.
 
The United States’ […]

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Keynote Speech: First Women’s Economic Empowerment and Social Enterprise Regional Visioning and Engagement Conference in Asia

April 20, 2017

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
First Women’s Economic Empowerment and Social Enterprise Regional Visioning and Engagement Conference in Asia
“Promoting Transformational Partnerships and Women’s Empowerment in Agricultural Value Chains in ASEAN“
20 April 2017 | AIM Conference Center, Makati City
ASEAN is one of the most diverse regions in the world.  It is a region of 32,000 islands spanning over 4 million square kilometers and hosting more than 600 million people who speak more than 900 different languages and dialects.
The establishment of the […]

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Keynote Speech: Charting Our Resilient Future: The Biodiversity and Ecosystem Approaches A Multi-stakeholder Forum

March 13, 2017

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Charting Our Resilient Future:
The Biodiversity and Ecosystem Approaches
A Multi-stakeholder Forum
13 March 2017 | EDSA Shangri-La, Mandaluyong City
 
Our biodiversity and the ecosystems that it helps function are essential to all forms of life on Earth.
 
The Philippines is very fortunate because not only is it one of the megadiverse countries, but it is also the center of the center of biodiversity, as proven in various expeditions where scientists and […]

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Keynote Speech: Media Forum on Water Security and Climate Change

February 8, 2017

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Media Forum on Water Security and Climate Change
8 February 2017 | Dusit Thani Hotel, Makati City
 
Water is a basic need yet it is a resource that we have taken for granted. Perhaps the seeming abundance of it—as the Earth is composed of two-thirds water—creates a sense of complacency without realizing that of all the world’s water, only 0.5% is suitable for human consumption.
 
This forum is very timely. Two days ago, I […]

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Keynote Speech: Summit on Green and Safe Healthcare Facilities

January 26, 2017

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Summit on Green and Safe Healthcare Facilities
Theme: “Take Charge: Linkages towards Green and Safe Healthcare Facilities”
26 January 2017 | Antipolo, Rizal
 
It is with great pleasure that I take part in this gathering of delegates from the health care sector. I see this as an opportunity to build stronger partnerships with you as we seek to create solutions for the growing social, economic and development challenges caused by environmental degradation and disasters arising from natural hazards […]

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Keynote Speech: Climate-Adaptive and Disaster-Resilient (CLAD) Awards for Cities and Municipalities

November 25, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda’s Keynote Speech
Climate-Adaptive and Disaster-Resilient (CLAD) Awards for Cities and Municipalities
25 November 2016 | Sofitel Philippine Plaza
The 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. They dramatically alter the way we live in […]

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Keynote Speech: 2016 Philippine Local Governance Congress

October 27, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda’s Keynote Speech
2016 Philippine Local Governance Congress
27 October 2016 | Sofitel Philippine Plaza
 
Allow me first to recognize the champions and advocates of local autonomy from the national and local governments, civil society, business, academe, media and international development partners, who are present to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Local Government Code (LGC).
 
Congratulations to the Department of Interior and Local Government, under the leadership of Secretary Ismael “Mike” Sueno, for convening the 2016 Local […]

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