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Legarda and UNFCCC’s Espinosa Discuss Partnership to Raise Climate Ambition

May 10, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda and Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), held a meeting on Wednesday, May 9, to discuss cooperation on raising climate ambition, particularly in ensuring that Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) would meet the Paris Agreement goal of limiting global temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

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Legarda: Climate Finance Crucial To Achieve Paris Agreement Goals

May 8, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda today underscored the need to address concerns on climate finance in order to ensure that the goals of the Paris Agreement are met.

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Legarda Calls for Local Climate Action, Urges Developed Countries to Lead Decarbonization

May 7, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda stressed that it is important to institutionalize local climate action because every community has its own vulnerabilities, risks and hazards. The Senator also urged the developed countries to drastically reduce their fossil fuel consumption and assist countries that are most vulnerable to the effects of climate change, proving that resilience is the way forward.

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Legarda Gravely Concerned with Protected Areas Utilization, Urges Extreme Caution

May 6, 2018

Bonn, Germany—Senator Loren Legarda today said that the Special Use Agreement in Protected Areas (SAPA) must be utilized with extreme caution due to the fragility of our ecosystems, but maintained that she is not fully convinced on the need to subject protected areas to such agreements.

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Legarda: Local to Global Action Needed for Resilience, Sustainability

May 6, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda underscored the need to carry out disaster risk reduction (DRR), climate change adaptation and mitigation (CCAM), and environmental conservation at all levels—from global down to national to local level and even to the smallest community—to ensure a more holistic approach towards resilience and sustainability.

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‘Our culture is there to converse with the world’

May 6, 2018

“I’m triply excited about it,” said Sen. Loren Legarda, the prime mover in the country’s participation at the Biennale, at a press con at the NCCA. This is the fourth time the country is participating at the Venice Biennale. After 51 years of absence, Legarda, so to speak, moved heaven and earth to secure a spot at the 2015 Venice Biennale and tell the world about the intricacy and beauty of our own culture and heritage.

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