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Legarda, Global Center on Adaptation Shore Up Climate Resilience, Adaptation in COVID-19 Recovery Efforts

October 24, 2020

House Deputy Speaker and Antique Congresswoman Loren Legarda welcomed the leadership of the Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) in keeping the momentum for adaptation and building resilience despite the pandemic and expressed that COVID-19 recovery packages must be climate adaptive and pegged on achieving the 1.5 degrees Celsius climate goal enshrined in the Paris Agreement, during the GCA’s 2nd Board Meeting held virtually on October 23.
The GCA acts as a solutions broker, bringing together governments, the private sector, civil society, […]

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Make cities environmentally-sustainable through comprehensive urban mobility programs

October 23, 2020

MANILA, 23 October 2020 — Mayors of bike-friendly cities and sustainable mobility advocates presented their best practices, programs, and strategies for green and inclusive urban mobility solutions during the 23rd episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Pathways,” with the topic “Championing Sustainable Urban Mobility.”
The online conversation hosted by Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda featured local chief executives of Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto and San Juan City Mayor Francis Zamora; with Mr. Chito Bauzon, Assistant Vice President […]

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CVF Parliament Leaders support the call for greater ambition ahead of NDC Midnight Deadline

October 23, 2020

MANILA, 22 October 2020 — Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) parliamentarian leaders are united in calling for more ambitious commitments ahead of the December 31 Midnight Deadline for nations to submit their updated Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).
CVF parliamentarians led by House Deputy Speaker and Antique Representative Loren Legarda; Speaker of the People’s Majlis of Maldives, H.E. Mohamed Nasheed; and former President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and Chair of Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change […]

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Bike-friendly cities and establishments to be featured in 23rd Episode of “Stories for a Better Normal” Series

October 20, 2020

Mayors of bike-friendly cities and sustainable mobility advocates will gather virtually to underscore the need for green and inclusive urban mobility solutions as part of the country’s post-pandemic recovery, on the 23rd episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Change Pathways,” with the topic “Championing Sustainable Urban Mobility.”
Viewers can look forward to hearing straight from Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto and San Juan City Mayor Francis Zamora about their cities’ urban mobility programs. Joining the conversation are […]

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“Sustainable Consumption, Circular Economy Should be Part of Better Normal”

October 19, 2020

Ecological solid waste management and recycling advocates echoed the importance of incorporating the concepts of circular economy and sustainable consumption and production in the country’s post-COVID-19 recovery plans during the 22nd episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Change Pathways,” with the topic “Transforming Waste into Wages.”
The online conversation hosted by Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda featured advocates and entrepreneurs, including Mr. Joemar Lagarto, Councilor from Barangay Holy Spirit in Quezon City; Ms. Shine De Castro, co-founder of […]

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Waste to Wages in 22nd Episode of “Stories for a Better Normal” Series

October 14, 2020

For the 22nd episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Change Pathways,” with the topic “Transforming Waste into Wages,” ecological solid waste management and recycling advocates will gather to share knowledge on the importance of the circular economy in minimizing waste, and promote sustainable consumption and production as part of the country’s post-pandemic recovery.
The episode, hosted by House Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, will air on Thursday, 15 October 2020, 10:00 AM via Facebook Live at facebook.com/CCCPhl and facebook.com/conglorenlegarda.
Both advocates […]

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Message of Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda Terra Madre Salone del Gusto Slow Food in the Philippines Summit 13 October 2020

October 14, 2020

Good morning to all. First, allow me to extend my gratitude to Slow Food Movement Manila for giving me the chance to speak before you today. It would have been an enjoyable experience for us to personally gather and celebrate, but I also welcome the fact that we are holding this discussion online with minimal carbon footprint.
The current pandemic has exposed the vulnerability of food supply chains to shocks, threatening the food and nutritional security of Filipinos. Income losses have […]

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Decisive leadership, science-based disaster risk planning reduce impacts of climate change – Legarda

October 13, 2020

House Deputy Speaker and Antique Representative Loren Legarda urged national and local government leaders to strengthen the country’s disaster risk reduction planning through science to reduce the irreversible impacts of climate change, in observance of the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction.
“Our national and local leaders must implement an effective disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM) scheme that requires action on several fronts such as good governance and institution building, social protection and anti-poverty effort, investment on augmented capacity and […]

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Legarda: Honor our IPs, our Culture Everyday

October 13, 2020

In observance of Indigenous People’s month this October, Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda stressed the importance of honoring our IPs and our culture.
“As we celebrate this year’s Indigenous People’s month, it is an opportune time for us to honor the bearers of our cultural diversity, our IPs and their overflowing contribution to our history, arts, culture and heritage, most especially now that we are amid a pandemic,” said Legarda.
Legarda has always been known for advocating arts and culture promotion and has […]

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PH underscores the role of NDCs in achieving Paris climate goal

October 12, 2020

House Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda urged all countries to meet their obligations under the Paris Agreement before the year ends, at the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) Leaders’ Event hosted by the Prime Minister of Bangladesh aired on 7 October via Facebook Live at https://www.facebook.com/mofadhaka/ and the CVF website at www.thecvf.org.
Legarda, CVF Ambassador for Parliaments, called on all nations to submit updated Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement, at the launch of “Midnight Survival Deadline for the Climate”, an […]

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