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Legarda to Speak on the Role of RE in Implementing the Paris Agreement at the Global Renewables Congress

December 7, 2019

MADRID, Spain – Deputy Speaker and Lone District of Antique Representative Loren Legarda is set to deliver a statement on country insights and participate in the open dialogue on the role of renewable energies in implementing the Paris Agreement, at the Parliamentary Breakfast of the Global Renewables Congress (GRC).
Legarda, UNEP Laureate, UNISDR Global Champion for Resilience, UNFCCC National Adaptation Plan Champion, and Member of the Governing Board for the Green Climate Fund, serves as Head of the Philippine Delegation to […]

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Legarda, UNFCCC Senior Director Martin Frick to Hold Bilateral in COP25

December 7, 2019

MADRID, Spain – Deputy Speaker and Lone District of Antique Representative Loren Legarda is scheduled to have a bilateral meeting with Dr. Martin Frick, Senior Director for Policy and Programme Coordination of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat, on December 9, Monday, in Madrid, Spain.
The meeting shall take place at the sidelines of the UNFCCC’s 25th Session of the Conference of Parties (COP25), where Legarda serves as Head of the Philippine Delegation.Deputy Speaker Legarda, who is […]

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Legarda Promotes PH Satellites, Underscores Value of Space Science and Technology in Building Disaster and Climate Resilience

December 6, 2019

MADRID, Spain – Deputy Speaker and Lone District of Antique Representative Loren Legarda promoted the development and deployment of Filipino-designed and assembled satellites into space and emphasized the value of utilizing space science and technologies in enhancing the country and the world’s resilience to disasters and climate change.
Legarda made the statement in her keynote address at the “Ocean and Climate—Contribution of the Space Technology,” organized by the Ocean Policy Research Institute of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation (OPRI-SPF) and the Japan […]

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Legarda, Fellow Jurors to Announce Winners of GCF Green Champions Awards

December 5, 2019

Deputy Speaker and Lone District of Antique Representative Loren Legarda, together with fellow jury members, will present and announce the winners of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Green Champions Awards in recognition of individuals and organizations who are driving transformations to combat climate change, as well as promoting exemplary initiatives on environmental, social and business-led commitments on climate action.
The Announcement Ceremony and Winners Presentation will take place at the GCF Pavilion from December 6 and 7, 2019, at the sidelines […]

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Legarda, UNFCCC Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa to Hold Bilateral in COP25

December 5, 2019

Deputy Speaker and Lone District of Antique Representative Loren Legarda is scheduled to have a bilateral meeting with United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Executive Secretary Patricia Espinosa on December 6, 2019, Friday, in Madrid, Spain.
The meeting shall take place at the sidelines of the UNFCCC’s 25th Session of the Conference of Parties (COP25), where Legarda will serve as Head of the Philippine Delegation.
Deputy Speaker Legarda, who is also a UNFCCC National Adaptation Plan Champion, is expected to […]

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Legarda to Champion Climate Justice in Madrid Climate Change Conference

December 4, 2019

Deputy Speaker and Lone District of Antique Representative Loren Legarda is set to head the Philippine Delegation to the 25th Conference of Parties (COP25) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) from December 6 to 12, 2019 in Madrid, Spain.

Legarda underscored that this year’s UN climate talks will be critical in the Philippines’ pursuit for climate justice by calling on heads of state, climate officials, public and private organizations, and world leaders to achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement, which was adopted in 2015 and entered into force in 2016.

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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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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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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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