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Privilege Speech: 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change

Privilege Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change
14 December 2015 | Senate Session Hall Mr. President,  

December 14, 2015
On December 12, 195 nations, including the Philippines, adopted the Paris Agreement following 13 days of climate change negotiations.  

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Message of Senator Loren Legarda: Climate Justice as a Human Right

December 6, 2015

Message of Senator Loren Legarda
Climate Justice as a Human Right
Video Message for Greenpeace’s side event on Climate Change and Human Rights at the Paris Climate Conference – 4 December 2015
The 2015 Paris Climate Conference is a crucial event for the future of humanity and of the world. Clearly, we all know that we have to take action against climate change. But the issue now is how much action we need to take.
We have seen many times […]

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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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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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Message of Senator Loren Legarda: Philippine Pavilion Finissage

November 22, 2015

MESSAGE OF SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA
Philippine Pavilion Finissage
November 22, 2015 | Palazzo Mora, Venice, Italy
Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen.
First, let me say that I regret missing the finissage today to celebrate with you our successful return to the world’s oldest and perhaps most important contemporary art exposition.
As we close the Philippines’ comeback pavilion after 51 years, we can all enjoy our triumph and confirm to everyone the old adage that says “nothing in the world is worth […]

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Keynote Speech: “Is Climate Justice A Human Right?”

I am an environmentalist and a climate activist and one of the reasons I am such is because of my two sons who are now in their 20s. By the year 2030, they will be in their 30s

November 12, 2015
by the year 2050 they will be in their late 50s. I want them to live in a safe, healthy, resilient and sustainable environment.

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Welcome Remarks: The Necessary Alternatives: Balancing Energy, Health and the Climate Challenge

November 11, 2015

I welcome you today to this gathering of pioneers, a generation of passionate individuals that could make the future of the world livable. We are here to talk about how climate change, our health and clean energy are interconnected.

One way to perceive how the climate works and affects the world is to allude to it like the engineering of the human body — complex and interconnected.

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Speech: 2nd M.A.P. Climate Change Summit

Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
2nd M.A.P. Climate Change Summit
“Ocean Security and Marine Biodiversity:
Challenges and Opportunities”
Session 1 – Policy, Planning &

November 10, 2015
Legal Issues, Initiatives &

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Speech: Top Leaders Forum 2015: AR!SE Philippines Launch

Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Top Leaders Forum 2015: AR!SE Philippines Launch
10 November 2015 | SMX Convention Center  

November 10, 2015
Globally, economic losses due to disasters are taking a toll on development. These losses will continue to escalate unless disaster risk reduction and management becomes integral to national development plans and business investment strategies.  

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Keynote Speech: Sherpa Senior Officers Meeting of the Climate Vulnerable Forum

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Sherpa Senior Officers Meeting of the
Climate Vulnerable Forum
9 November 2015 | Diamond Hotel, Manila  

November 9, 2015
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the Philippines for the third global meeting of the Climate Vulnerable Forum.  

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