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IRDR Conference 2014

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA Opening Keynote Address IRDR Conference 2014 From Knowledge to Practice: Building Back Stronger After Haiyan with the Aid of Science 7 June 2014 –

June 7, 2014
Beijing, China  

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Role of Women in Disaster Risk Reduction and Management

SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA “Role of Women in Disaster Risk Reduction and Management” ASEM Manila Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management 5 June 2014 –

June 5, 2014
Manila   Women: Leaders of Change for Resilience  

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Privilege Speech

Report on the 23rd World Economic Forum on East Asia

Privilege Speech: Report on the 23rd World Economic Forum on East Asia 26 May 2014 – Senate Session Hall  

May 26, 2014
 

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Designing Solutions for Climate and Resource Risks – Lead Statement

Senator Loren Legarda  Lead Statement Designing Solutions for Climate and Resource Risks World Economic Forum, Manila 22 May 2014 – Makati Shangri-La Hotel  

May 22, 2014
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report of March 2014 highlights the risks posed by climate change to the global effort to tackle priority development issues.  Because of climate change, poverty alleviation and achieving food security will become increasingly difficult, new poverty traps will arise as existing obstacles remain, and economic growth will slow down.[1]  

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Designing Solutions for Climate and Resource Risks – DRR Situationer

Senator Loren Legarda DRR Situationer Designing Solutions for Climate and Resource Risks World Economic Forum, Manila 22 May 2014 – Makati Shangri-La Hotel  

May 22, 2014
The world’s attention was focused on the Philippines more than six months ago when Haiyan, the world’s strongest typhoon to make landfall, hit our country. Entire towns and cities in Central Philippines were flattened, affecting nearly 10 million people.  More than 6,000 people perished, and to date, a thousand more are missing. Damage to property, infrastructure, and livelihood was staggering, estimated at USD2.2 [...]

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Launch of the Global Environment Facility-Small Grants Programme Operational Phase 5

Senator Loren Legarda’s Keynote Speech Launch of the Global Environment Fund’s Small Grants Programme (SGP) Operational Phase 5 21 May 2014  

May 21, 2014
Allow me first to congratulate the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), especially its Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB), for the Launch of the Global Environment Facility’s Small Grants Programme (SGP) Operational Phase 5.  

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1st Ceremony for the Commemoration of the Asian Living Human Treasures

May 20, 2014

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
1st Ceremony for the Commemoration of the Asian Living Human Treasures
May 20, 2014 – Manila Hotel
It is often said that historical and cultural sites, stories and traditions convey our values, beliefs and aspirations that lay the foundation of a nation’s identity. Here in the Philippines, the Historic Town of Vigan in Ilocos Sur brings Filipinos back in time and gives a bittersweet feeling as it reminds us of the challenges our […]

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Privilege Speech

National Heritage Month 2014

Privilege Speech for National Heritage Month 2014 06 May 2014 –

May 6, 2014
Senate Session Hall In November last year, we warmly received the news that the Philippines has won a seat in the UNESCO World Heritage Committee. It was certainly great news especially after the unfortunate earthquake that damaged several of our heritage churches in Bohol.  

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Google Crisis Response Summit

Senator Loren Legarda’s Keynote Speech Google Crisis Response Summit 30 April 2014 –SMX Convention Center   It is with great pleasure that I take part in this event, the Google Crisis Response Summit, where we see convergence among various sectors of society to use technology and innovation in finding solutions to the growing social, economic and development challenges caused by disasters arising from natural hazards made stronger by climate change.  

April 30, 2014
Here in our country, disaster risks abound. The Philippines, being an archipelagic state located in the [...]

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“Building Green: An LGU Imperative”

April 23, 2014

Senator Loren Legarda’s Speech
Forum on Green Building Initiative
“Building Green: An LGU Imperative”
23 April 2014 – Dusit Thani Hotel, Makati
 
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 our communities, and at stake […]

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