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Legarda: Local Gov’t Leaders in PHL Support Early Ratification of Paris Agreement

April 22, 2016

In time for Earth Day, local government leaders in the Philippines expressed their support for the immediate ratification of the Paris Agreement that will be signed by world leaders today.

Senator Loren Legarda, who is in New York as Co-Head of the Philippine Delegation for the Paris Agreement Signing Ceremony at the United Nations Headquarters, announced that the Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines (ULAP), the umbrella organization of all leagues of local government units (LGUs) and locally elected officials in the country, has called on the government to immediately adopt the Agreement.

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Philippine senator presses leaders to go beyond 1.5 C climate aim

April 22, 2016

World leaders should be more ambitious and reduce global warming to below the 1.5 C aim in an agreement signed by 175 countries on Friday at the United Nations, according to co-head of the Philippine delegation at the signing ceremony.

“I would like to push it further to say let’s go below 1.5 degrees,” said Loren Legarda, who sits on the Senate Committee on Climate Change in her home country.

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PH to ratify Paris climate change pact

April 22, 2016

The Philippines has pledged to reduce carbon emissions by 70 percent in 2030 through greater use of cleaner and renewable energy, improved mass transport services, more efficient waste management, reforestation and forest protection, and co-firing biomass, Paje said.

Senator Loren Legarda hailed the formal signing of the historic climate agreement whose main goal is to avoid the catastrophic effects of climate change by limiting temperature increase.

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PH to ratify Paris climate change pact

April 22, 2016

The Philippines will ratify the landmark Paris Agreement, a legally-binding accord to combat climate change, during a signing ceremony in New York on Friday.

Environment Secretary Ramon Paje will represent President Aquino and deliver the Philippine statement at the UN headquarters on April 22, which coincides with the celebration of Earth Day.

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Local leaders must be at forefront of climate action–Legarda

April 22, 2016

The Philippines’ ratification of the Paris Agreement immediately got the backing of local government leaders, saying that acting on the climate crisis is an “intergenerational commitment.”

Senator Loren Legarda, who is in New York as co-head of the Philippine Delegation for the Paris Agreement signing ceremony at the United Nations Headquarters, said the Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines (ULAP) has called on the government to immediately adopt the Agreement.

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Legarda: Paris Agreement is Our Gift to Mother Earth, Legacy to Our Children

April 21, 2016

As world leaders converge at the United Nations Headquarters in New York to sign the Paris Agreement on Earth Day (April 22), Senator Loren Legarda, Co-Head of the Philippine Delegation, stressed the importance of the accord to both humanity and the planet.

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DENR’s Paje to deliver PH statement at Paris Agreement signing

April 21, 2016

NEW YORK — Philippine Senator Loren Legarda, United Nations Global Champion for Resilience, addressed members of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) in a meeting at the UN Headquarters Wednesday, April 20.

Two days ahead of the High-Level Signing Ceremony for the Paris Agreement in New York, Legarda said that CVF member states must unite in ensuring the early entry into force of the Agreement. Legarda is also co-Head of the Philippine Delegation along with Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Ramon Paje.

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Keynote Speech: Breakfast Meeting of Climate Vulnerable Forum Members

April 20, 2016

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Breakfast Meeting of Climate Vulnerable Forum Members
20 April 2016 | UN Headquarters, New York
 
Excellencies,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Good morning.
 
We come together this morning against the backdrop of a historic gathering of nations to bring the global community a step closer to unleashing actions towards a low carbon, resilient and sustainable future.
 
One hundred ninety-five (195) nations have come to agreement in Paris.  It is time we bring this agreement into action.
 
Looking back, the last […]

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Legarda Addresses Vulnerable Nations Ahead of Paris Agreement Signing

April 20, 2016

United Nations Global Champion for Resilience, Senator Loren Legarda, will address today, April 20, members of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) in a meeting at the UN Headquarters in New York.

Two days ahead of the High-Level Signing Ceremony for the Paris Agreement in New York, Legarda, who is also Co-Head of the Philippine Delegation, said that CVF member states must unite in ensuring the early entry into force of the Agreement.

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Legarda: Conserve Water amid El Nino

April 20, 2016

MABALACAT CITY — Senator Loren Legarda said that one way to start a low carbon lifestyle is to undertake water conservation initiatives.

Legarda, chair of the Senate committee on Climate Change, stressed the importance of water management in the battle against climate change and the devastating impact of depleting water resource.

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