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Legarda on Starting a Low Carbon Lifestyle: Conserve Water

April 19, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda today 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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Keynote Speech: Public Forum Assessing Compliance of LGUs’ Implementation of RA 9003

April 18, 2016

Keynote Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Public Forum Assessing Compliance of LGUs’ Implementation of RA 9003
18 April 2016 | Leyte Normal University, Tacloban City
“Each year hundreds of millions of tons of waste are generated, much of it non-biodegradable, highly toxic and radioactive, from homes and businesses, from construction and demolition sites, from clinical, electronic and industrial sources. The Earth, our home, is beginning to look more and more like an immense pile of filth.”
 
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Legarda: Expect hotter days due to climate change

April 16, 2016

MABALACAT CITY — Senator Loren Legarda said that Filipinos should expect a rise in hotter days and consistently hotter years because of climate change.

Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change, made the statement following reports that the heat index in the past days has reached danger levels.

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Legarda Rallies Fellow Parliamentarians from Vulnerable Nations to Unite in Ratifying Paris Climate Agreement

April 16, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda has urged her fellow parliamentarians from countries that are most vulnerable to climate change impacts to immediately ratify the Paris Agreement.

In her capacity as the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction’s Global Champion for Resilience and Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Climate Change, Legarda wrote parliamentarians of member countries of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF), which collectively represents one billion people highly vulnerable to climate change impacts, encouraging them to sign and ratify the Paris Agreement as soon as possible for its early entry into force.

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Legarda: More Hotter Days Expected If We Don’t Act on Climate Change

April 14, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda today said that Filipinos should expect a rise in hotter days and consistently hotter years because of climate change.

Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change, made the statement following reports that the heat index in the past days has reached danger levels.

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Still underspending up to now

April 11, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda called for this separate Senate inquiry in Manila in her capacity as chairperson of both the Senate committees on finance and climate change. Legarda looked into the Kidapawan protest staged by El Niño-affected farmers and fisher folks that was reportedly infiltrated by left-leaning militants who instigated trouble. Reports reaching Manila have it that farmers and fisher folks were promised sacks of rice for their starving families following the long drought that damaged their rice and corn crops.

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‘There’s cash, why did tillers go hungry?

April 10, 2016

GOVERNMENT agencies have around P50 billion in funds that could be used to mitigate hunger in Kidapawan and other places hit by the El Niño dry spell, noted Sen. Loren Legarda, chair of the Senate committees on Finance and Climate Change on Friday.

“You are awash in cash. Why don’t you give it to the people who need it the most? Why is it not being spent? Why do farmers have to go hungry and get killed while demanding help?” Legarda asked a panel of agriculture and economic planning officials.

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Legarda: Utilize Funds for El Niño Now

April 8, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committees on Finance and Climate Change, today said that the government must utilize available funds to mitigate and adapt to the El Niño phenomenon, stressing that this should have already been done since the government has been sufficiently warned by the state weather bureau since 2014.

Legarda made the statement in a Senate briefing on Friday, April 8, about how the government has disbursed and used public funds allocated for mitigation and adaptation to the impacts of El Niño phenomenon.

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Hon. Al Gore’s Introduction of Sen. Loren Legarda, Keynote Speaker for the 31st Climate Reality Leadership Corps Training in Manila

April 7, 2016

I have known her activities for quite a long time. Senator Loren Legarda is truly a leader and her work here in the Philippines has attracted attention from her peers in other nations around the world. In fact, just two days ago during my meetings in Tacloban, there were representatives from the United Nations Environment Program, the United Nations Development Program, OXFAM, one of the international NGOs that has been active in Tacloban and they were pointing out to me that some of the legislation Senator Legarda has been able to pass here in the Philippines should be regarded as a model for legislation to be considered and hopefully passed by other nations.

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Legarda on Starting a Low-Carbon Lifestyle: Go Meatless Once a Week

April 7, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda today said that one way to start a low-carbon lifestyle is to cut down on meat consumption.

“Part of climate change mitigation is the promotion of a low carbon lifestyle. Since meat produces more greenhouse gases, eating lower on the food pyramid is advised, which means less meat and more of whole grains, fruits and vegetables,” said Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change.

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