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Archive for November, 2019

Message: Philippine Harvest: Antique

November 29, 2019

Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) represent the majority of our enterprises and comprise the largest bulk of our workforce in the country. In 2008, I pushed for the enactment of Republic Act 9501 or the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Act to harness opportunities for employment in this sector and livelihood development in the communities.

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Keynote Speech: 2019 Global Warming and Climate Change Consciousness Week

November 19, 2019

Today, as we mark the 12th year of our country’s observance of Global Warming and Climate Change Consciousness Week, the call to accelerate and enhance our actions in addressing the impacts of climate change has never been more critical. The latest climate science has repeatedly articulated the worst case and best case scenarios for communities, for governments, for citizens as we confront the adverse impacts of climate change. We have reached the point of no return. It is either we decide to act to survive, or we stagnate and perish. As we look at disasters happening around the world, we can conclude—the planet has truly reached a tipping point.

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Stronger PHL- Germany Relations Anticipated in 2020

November 18, 2019

“I see the continued strengthening of the bilateral relations between the Philippines and Germany which will be on its 66th year in 2020 .”

Deputy Speaker and Antique Congresswoman Loren Legarda made the statement following the recent signing of an academic agreement between the Ruhr University in Bochum, Germany, and the launch of Filipino language courses in Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany .

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From Lessons to Actions: Bridging Schools to Communities, Toward Addressing Climate Challenges

November 18, 2019

Ladies and gentlemen, climate change is the most daunting development challenge our world faces today—having the most far-reaching impact and requiring most urgent action from all.

The phenomenon is so complex and overreaching in its impacts that we should now begin calling it the ‘climate crisis.’ It threatens to take away the things we love and value– and this is the challenge that brings us to where we are today.

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Legarda: First GCF Grant Crucial in Improving PH resilience to Disasters

November 14, 2019

“The Philippines needs to effectively reduce disaster risk as its effects have become more complex. The approval of the USD10 million-grant by the Green Climate Fund is very timely, not only as we commemorate this month the onslaught of Typhoon Yolanda 6 years ago, but also because of the increasing frequency and uncertainty of extreme hazard events that we have faced these past months and years,” Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda said today.

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PH Secures Approval of First Green Climate Fund Proposal

November 13, 2019

The Climate Change Commission (CCC) and deputy speaker Loren Legarda are
very pleased to announce that the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Board, presently convened for its 24th Meeting held in Songdo, Korea this week, has just approved our country’s first GCF project on the establishment of a multi-hazard impact-based forecasting and early warning system (MH-IBF-EWS).

The GCF Board, which includes Deputy Speaker and Antique Congresswoman Loren Legarda as Alternate Member, approved a USD10-million grant that aims to strengthen and ensure the delivery of actionable and timely early warning to communities and ‘last mile’ end users at risk of impending natural hazards.

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Message: “From Risk to Resilience: Forging Pathways and Milestones”

November 12, 2019

Distinguished guests, private business sector leaders, colleagues in government, partners from the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, civil society, ladies and gentlemen, good morning.
 
I am privileged to deliver my message at the 8th Top Leaders Forum, even as I carry out my role of representing the Philippines at the 24th Board Meeting of the Green Climate Fund here in Korea.

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PH Team Makes Final Preparations for GCF Board Deliberations

November 12, 2019

On November 11, a day before the 24th Meeting of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Board Meeting officially starts, the Informal Board Working Session was convened for GCF Board and Alternate Members and their advisers to discuss comments on the agenda items for Board discussion. It was facilitated by the co-Chairs from the developing and developed country constituencies.

Deputy Speaker and Antique Congresswoman Loren Legarda participated as an alternate member of the GCF Board attended the session, with support from the Climate Change Commission.

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Legarda Meets GCF Executive Director Yannick Glemarec

November 12, 2019

Deputy Speaker and Antique Congresswoman Loren Legarda had a bilateral meeting with Green Climate Fund (GCF) Executive Director Yannick Glemarec and discussed how the GCF should communicate the “human face” of the global fund’s work in financing the needs of vulnerable communities in developing countries.

Deputy Executive Director Javier Manzanares, External Affairs Director Oyun Sanjaasuren, and Division of Mitigation and Adaptation Director Jerry Velasquez were also present to meet Deputy Speaker Legarda.

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First PH Climate Finance Proposal Up for GCF Board Approval

November 9, 2019

The Climate Change Commission (CCC) today announced that the country’s very first funding proposal to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) will be up for consideration at the 24th Meeting of the GCF Board, to be held in Songdo, South Korea on November 12 to 14, 2019.

The funding proposal seeks a grant of USD10 million on the establishment of multi-hazard impact-based forecasting and early warning systems and services (MH-IBF-EWS). The project aims to strengthen and ensure the delivery of actionable and timely early warning to communities at risk of impending natural hazards, down to the last mile.

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