The Consequences of Inaction

February 26, 2015

The Consequences of Inaction
Statement delivered by Senator Loren Legarda at the forum
“Towards COP 21: The civil society mobilized for the climate”
 26 February 2015 at the National Museum, Manila
President François Hollande,
Secretary Albert del Rosario,
Special Envoy Nicolas Hulot,
Commissioner Lucille Sering,
Distinguished guests,
Good afternoon.
I am grateful to President Hollande for the opportunity of addressing this forum.
This assembly bears a mark of distinction. Forty-three years ago on this day, then UN Secretary-General U Thant signed the Earth Day Proclamation. Margaret Mead, one of the co-signatories of […]

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Low Carbon Economy for a Livable Future

February 24, 2015

Privilege Speech
Low Carbon Economy for a Livable Future
24 February 2015 | Senate Session Hall
Mr. President,
Is low carbon economy our future?
Everyday, those of us living and working in Metro Manila have to spend an hour or two, or even more, just to go to work. On rainy days, it takes longer. The horrendous traffic on the road is the “normal scenario,” such that congestion in Metro Manila alone is costing us an equivalent of four percent of our GDP.
Cars […]

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Is Low Carbon Economy Our Future?

February 18, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda’s Opening Message
“Is Low Carbon Economy Our Future?”
A Round Table Discussion
18 February 2015 – Philippine Senate
The Philippine Senate is honored to partner today with the British Embassy and the Chevening Alumni Foundation for another opportunity to discuss a policy matter that recognizes the urgency of addressing the climate crisis: the transition to a low-carbon economy.
We are pleased to welcome Mr. Matt Nottingham of the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office who has flown in from London to present […]

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Opening Statement on the Hearing on National Land Use Act

February 11, 2015

A pleasant day to all and thank you for coming to this public hearing of the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
We are almost coming to a resolution of a 20-year old issue on the need for a national land use policy. We are in the penultimate stage of finalizing the consolidation of Senate Bills 7, 63 and 150, after having conducted at least 3 technical working group meetings and a number of consultations with various stakeholders.
This bill will help […]

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