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Legarda urges Filipino youth to be leaders in climate action

December 14, 2020

MANILA, 14 December 2020 — Deputy Speaker and Antique Representative Loren Legarda today called on the youth to use their power to spark movement and raise awareness on environmental justice, sustainability, and climate action.
Legarda made the call during her virtual speech titled “On Climate Action and Accountability: The Journey Towards Environmental Justice” at the EcoSummit 2020: The First National Youth Environmental Forum organized by the official student government of Ateneo de Davao University.
“Our country is no stranger to the impacts […]

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Legarda: Honor the 1.5°C Climate Goal of the Paris Agreement

December 12, 2020

Five years since nations across the world adopted the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, House Deputy Speaker and Antique Congresswoman Loren Legarda today called on the developed countries to honor their commitments to the landmark climate treaty, which primarily aims to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius and urges to mobilize climate finance, technologies, and capacity development for developing countries.
The Paris Agreement was formally adopted on December 12, 2015 at the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) of the […]

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Promoting Eco-Friendly Essentials and Plastic-Free Environment in 29th Episode of ‘Stories for a Better Normal’ Series

December 7, 2020

Manila, 7 December 2020 — Government leaders, social entrepreneurs, and advocates against single-use plastic will gather virtually to discuss the promotion of eco-friendly alternatives and a plastic-free environment on the 29th episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Change Pathways” with the topic, “Uniting Against Single-Use Plastic.”
The episode, hosted by House Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, will air on Thursday, 10 December 2020, 10:00 AM via Facebook Live at facebook.com/CCCPhl and facebook.com/conglorenlegarda.
Jamico Jamlang, Founder of The Bamboo Company; […]

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Refuse Single-Use Plastic, Uphold ESWM Law – anti-single use plastic advocates

December 5, 2020

MANILA, 5 December 2020 — Advocates against single-use plastics gathered virtually to promote ways to urgently reduce plastic pollution and raise awareness on the negative effects of single-use plastics on public health, environment, and climate, on the 28th episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Pathways” with the topic, “Uniting Against Single-Use Plastic.”
The online conversation hosted by Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda featured Mayor Edwin David Santiago of San Fernando City, Pampanga; Ms. Lara Angelique Lacson, founder of […]

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Uniting Against Single-Use Plastic in 28th episode of ‘Stories for a Better Normal’ Series

December 2, 2020

Advocates against single-use plastic will gather virtually to promote ways to urgently reduce plastic pollution and raise awareness on the negative effects of single-use plastics on people’s health, and on the environment and climate emergency, on the 28th episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Change Pathways” with the topic, “Uniting Against Single-Use Plastic.”
The episode will air on Thursday, 3 December 2020, 10:00 AM via Facebook Live at facebook.com/CCCPhl and facebook.com/conglorenlegarda.
Mayor Edwin David Santiago of San Fernando City, Pampanga; […]

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Legarda, DENR-BMB announce airing of Our Fragile Earth 2nd series on ANC

November 27, 2020

Former Senator, now House Deputy Speaker and Antique Congresswoman, Loren Legarda today announced that Our Fragile Earth, a documentary show featuring the country’s protected areas, will premiere its second series on 29 November 2020 on the ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC).
“Countries agreed as early as 2010 under the Convention on Biological Diversity to set clear targets for a percentage of land and inland waters that are ecologically representative as effectively managed and well connected. The Aichi Targets set 2020 as the […]

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PH Legislators, CVF Ambassador and Deputy Speaker Legarda Urge Creation of CVF Parliamentary League

November 26, 2020

MANILA, 26 November 2020 — In the Inaugural Global Parliamentarians Meeting of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) held yesterday, high level representation from the Philippine Senate and House of Representatives were united in the call for stronger engagement among lawmakers of 48 climate vulnerable countries in light of the climate crisis.
Senate President Vicente Sotto III, House Speaker Lord Allan Jay Velasco, Deputy Speaker and Antique Representative Loren Legarda, and House Committee on Climate Change Chair and Bohol 1st District Representative […]

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Legarda Urges Creation of CVF Parliamentary League

November 25, 2020

House Deputy Speaker and Antique Representative Loren Legarda urged the creation of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) Parliamentary League as a dedicated cooperation initiative of parliamentarians that will advance a common legislative agenda for integrating climate change adaptation and mitigation and disaster risk reduction in all facets of sustainable development pursuits.
Legarda made the statement during the Global Parliamentarians Meeting of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF), an international partnership of 48 countries highly vulnerable to a warming planet and serving as […]

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Legarda: Build a resilient recovery for the Philippines

November 25, 2020

MANILA, 25 November 2020 — House Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda recommended stronger policy measures to help avert future loss and damage and ensure sustainable and resilient recovery, in light of the escalating climate-related disaster risks, compounded by factors caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a privilege speech before the House plenary, Legarda said that the recent back-to-back typhoons that hit provinces in the Luzon and Visayas regions affected more than 6.7 million Filipinos and damaged over 35 billion pesos worth of […]

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Legarda: Efficient flood control and ecological solid waste management to prevent severe flooding

November 19, 2020

MANILA, 19 November 2020 — Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda urged national and local government leaders to adopt and implement efficient flood control management, ecological solid waste management, and localized early warning systems, to prevent severe flooding in Metro Manila and other low-lying areas in the country.
During the onslaught of Typhoon Ulysses, the Marikina River rose up to 22 meters – higher than the 21.5–meter level reached during Tropical Storm Ondoy in 2009 – submerging many areas of Metro Manila. Massive […]

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