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Speech: Forum Discussion on Building a Resilient, Affluent, and Sustainable Society

Speech of Senator Loren Legarda Forum Discussion on Building a Resilient, Affluent, and Sustainable Society 29 November 2017 | AIM Building, Makati City Natural hazards have been constant occurrences since time immemorial. Dealing with them has been part of human survival. But as nations work towards the development of their respective economies, natural hazards have turned into deadly disasters due to poor urban governance, ecosystems decline, and vulnerable livelihoods

November 29, 2017
and in recent decades, global warming, which has been caused by the increasing levels of [...]

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Message: Finissage of the 2017 Philippine Pavilion

November 27, 2017

Message of Senator Loren Legarda*
Finissage of the 2017 Philippine Pavilion
November 26, 2015 | Fava Church, Venice, Italy
(*Read by Philippine Ambassador to Italy Domingo Nolasco)
Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen.
We are here once again at the culmination of another successful Philippine Pavilion exhibition at the Venice Biennale. But we know this is not the end, because what ends in Venice comes home to the Philippines and we hope to mount the homecoming exhibition of The Spectre of Comparison in 2018.
My gratitude goes to everyone […]

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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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High Level Segment of COP23/CMP13/CMA1.2 of the UNFCCC

HIGH-LEVEL SEGMENT
High Level Segment of COP23/CMP13/CMA1.2 of the UNFCCC
16 November 2017, Bonn, Germany
delivered by
SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA
Head of Delegation  

November 16, 2017
Mr. President,  

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

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  

November 14, 2017
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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Championing NAPs: Advancing National Adaptation Plans

Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Championing NAPs:
Advancing National Adaptation Plans
13 November 2017 | Press Room, Bula Zone 3
Bonn, Germany  

November 13, 2017
My country, the Philippines, while being an archipelago of 7,641 islands that boast of fertile, arable lands with rich natural resources and diverse flora and flauna, is also one climate vulnerable country that is perpetually degraded by climate change.  

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Message: Opening of the Homecoming of “Muhon: Traces of an Adolescent City”

October 27, 2017

Message of Senator Loren Legarda
Opening of the Homecoming of
“Muhon: Traces of an Adolescent City”
26 October 2017 | Metropolitan Museum of Manila
We all know that nothing is constant in this world but change. It is inevitable because we always seek to improve, innovate and progress.
But when is a time to pause and choose to preserve rather than to develop something new?
Tonight, we will welcome these thoughts as we open the exhibit that proudly represented the Philippines in its inaugural participation at […]

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Introduction to Piña-Seda Piña-Seda Weaving and Embroidery in the Philippines: Lecture Series and Workshops

Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Introduction to Piña-Seda
Piña-Seda Weaving and Embroidery in the Philippines:
Lecture Series and Workshops
25 October 2017 | School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London  

October 25, 2017
Traditional textiles are ties that bind. It links the past to the present and brings together cultures, which, no matter how diverse, has a commonality.  

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Speech: Hibla ng Lahing Filipino Travelling Exhibition Opening

Speech of Senator Loren Legarda* Hibla ng Lahing Filipino Travelling Exhibition Opening 23 October 2017 | Philippine Embassy in London *Speech to be delivered on October 23, 2017 (4:00pm in London

October 23, 2017
 11:00pmin Manila) Today, I am filled with pride as I welcome all of you to the opening of the first Hibla ng Lahing Filipino Travelling Exhibition. It all started with a vision to have our own textile gallery in the Philippines, inspired by my travels to neighboring countries in Southeast Asia like Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, each having their own rich [...]

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