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Legarda Renews PH Commitment to 1.5˚C, Supports Economic Transformation Through Green Innovative Facilities

November 14, 2017

Bonn,Germany—Senator Loren Legarda today assured international climate allies that the Philippine Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) would be compatible with the 1.5-degree climate goal, as prescribed in the Paris Agreement; and supported the notion that green innovative facilities could spur economic growth for the Philippines.

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Legarda Champions PH Climate Plan, Stresses Need for Climate Finance to Implement Adaptation Projects

November 13, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda today showcased the National Climate Change Action Plan (NCCAP) as the Philippines’ comprehensive plan on climate change and advocated for the importance of international climate finance to support the country’s implementation of climate change adaptation projects that will further enhance the resilience of Philippine communities against the impacts of climate change.

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Championing NAPs: Advancing National Adaptation Plans

November 13, 2017

Speech of Senator Loren Legarda
Championing NAPs:
Advancing National Adaptation Plans
13 November 2017 | Press Room, Bula Zone 3
Bonn, Germany
 
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.
 
The need for a comprehensive adaptation plan that will enhance the resilience of our nation has always been […]

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Legarda: ASEAN Community Must Be About The People

November 12, 2017

In light of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Manila, Senator Loren Legarda today stressed that the interests of the people should be the primary concern as member nations move forward together towards a better and stronger ASEAN Community.

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Legarda to Advance PH Interests in 2017 UN Climate Talks in Bonn

November 10, 2017

On 13-17 November 2017, Senator Loren Legarda will serve as Head of the Philippine Delegation to the 23rd Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 23) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Bonn, Germany.

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Legarda Urges Improved IEC on Environmental Protection

November 10, 2017

Senator Loren Legarda today urged agencies of government to strengthen information, education and communication programs about the environment to bring all sectors and citizens together in protecting, restoring and enhancing environmental quality.

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Legarda on 4th Yolanda Anniversary: Rebuild Communities, Build Resilience

November 8, 2017

In commemoration of the fourth anniversary of Supertyphoon Yolanda, Senator Loren Legarda today renewed her call to concerned agencies to fast-track the rebuilding of affected communities, especially the provision of permanent shelters for displaced families.

Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committees on Finance and Climate Change, said that of the total housing units needed, less than half has been completed and only 12% has been occupied.

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Legarda: Stronger Support for Farmers Needed to Achieve Rice Self-Sufficiency

November 7, 2017

In observance of National Rice Awareness Month this November, Senator Loren Legarda said it is possible to achieve rice self-sufficiency through public awareness and stronger government support for farmers.

Legarda expressed support for the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) program to encourage the public to eat only the right proportion of rice and try other forms, like brown rice, which is healthier.

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