Legarda underscores importance of Paris accord to PH; urges EU to increase its national determined contributions to lessen impact of climate change on vulnerable nations

October 28, 2022

PARIS, 28 October 2022 – Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda has stated the importance of the Paris Agreement to the country as the Philippine delegation, led by Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri, met with French legislators on Tuesday, October 25.
“One of the many advocacies and issues that bond France and the Philippines is the Paris Agreement. Being number one in the world risk index, as the most vulnerable nation in the world, we value our ratification of the Paris […]

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Legarda renews call for a blue carbon economy as an effective tool in addressing climate change

October 27, 2022

PARIS, 27 October 2022 – Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda called on the Philippine government to consider investing in blue carbon initiatives through the sustainable management of marine resources and marine-linked sectors which are also vital for climate change adaptation along the coasts.
The appeal came following the Philippine senators’ meeting with their French counterparts where they discussed matters of global concern including environment and climate change.
Building a blue carbon economy entails creating ocean sectors and businesses that are socially […]

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Legarda, other PH senators hold official visit to France to enhance bilateral cooperation in key areas between both nations

October 24, 2022

Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda embarks on an official visit to France with Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri and other Philippine senators to meet with their French counterparts and discuss how to enhance the bilateral ties between the two nations.
“This meeting is an opportune time for us to assess our country’s strong ties with the French Republic and discuss how we can foster our friendship and cooperation, especially on areas that concern both the Philippines and France,” Legarda stated.
According […]

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Legarda leads the “Campaign for Nature” High Ambition Coalition

October 13, 2022

Legarda leads the “Campaign for Nature” High Ambition Coalition
At no other time in the history of this country have we seen the confluence of high-level reactions to the dual threats of climate change and biodiversity collapse. United States Senator Russell Feingold sought the guidance and leadership of Senator Loren Legarda in bringing the Philippines into the High Ambition Coalition (HAC).  With the conviction brought about by twin disasters placing us among the most vulnerable, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) […]

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October 12, 2022

According to the WorldRiskIndex 2022, the Philippines ranks the highest in terms of disaster risk among 193 countries covering 99 percent of the world’s population.
“The Philippines, which belongs to the top 10 vulnerable countries to the impacts of climate change, is now also found to be the number one disaster-risk country worldwide. This poses a major concern for us. This must serve as an urgent call to act now” said Loren Legarda, Senate President Pro Tempore, upon learning of the […]

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