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Statement of Senator Loren Legarda on the Passing of Former Senate President Edgardo J. Angara

May 13, 2018

The passing of Former Senate President Ed Angara marks the end of an era.

He had an illustrious and unparalleled career in academe, law and politics. A trailblazer, he pioneered various pursuits, including the establishment of the ACCRA law firm, one of the most respected legal institutions in the country.

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Legarda: Talanoa Dialogue Gives Face to Climate Change

May 13, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda expressed her appreciation to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) leadership and to Fiji for convening the Talanoa Dialogue at the 48th Session of the Subsidiary Bodies of the UNFCCC in Bonn, Germany, stressing that it brought everyone together to speak of their country’s experiences and challenges in the fight against the adverse impacts of climate change.

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Legarda: Protect Migratory Birds Thru Protected Areas Conservation

May 12, 2018

In celebration of World Migratory Bird Day, Senator Loren Legarda renewed her call for greater protection of the country’s protected areas, especially wetlands that serve as temporary habitats of migratory birds.

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Legarda Joins Calls to Step Up Climate Ambition

May 10, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda has joined calls to step up climate ambition to meet the Paris Agreement goal, particularly the 1.5 degrees Celsius global warming limit.

“The Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF), which was chaired by the Philippines when the Paris Agreement was being negotiated, fought to ensure the goal of keeping global temperatures to within the 1.5 degrees Celsius threshold was enshrined in the Agreement. This is because hundreds of millions face an existential threat if we fail to act on climate change decisively. And also because the climate crisis presents an opportunity for real transformation,” said Legarda, Head of the Philippine Delegation to the Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany.

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Legarda and UNFCCC’s Espinosa Discuss Partnership to Raise Climate Ambition

May 10, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda and Patricia Espinosa, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), held a meeting on Wednesday, May 9, to discuss cooperation on raising climate ambition, particularly in ensuring that Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) would meet the Paris Agreement goal of limiting global temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

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Legarda: Climate Finance Crucial To Achieve Paris Agreement Goals

May 8, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda today underscored the need to address concerns on climate finance in order to ensure that the goals of the Paris Agreement are met.

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Legarda Calls for Local Climate Action, Urges Developed Countries to Lead Decarbonization

May 7, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda stressed that it is important to institutionalize local climate action because every community has its own vulnerabilities, risks and hazards. The Senator also urged the developed countries to drastically reduce their fossil fuel consumption and assist countries that are most vulnerable to the effects of climate change, proving that resilience is the way forward.

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Legarda Gravely Concerned with Protected Areas Utilization, Urges Extreme Caution

May 6, 2018

Bonn, Germany—Senator Loren Legarda today said that the Special Use Agreement in Protected Areas (SAPA) must be utilized with extreme caution due to the fragility of our ecosystems, but maintained that she is not fully convinced on the need to subject protected areas to such agreements.

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Legarda: Local to Global Action Needed for Resilience, Sustainability

May 6, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda underscored the need to carry out disaster risk reduction (DRR), climate change adaptation and mitigation (CCAM), and environmental conservation at all levels—from global down to national to local level and even to the smallest community—to ensure a more holistic approach towards resilience and sustainability.

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‘Our culture is there to converse with the world’

May 6, 2018

“I’m triply excited about it,” said Sen. Loren Legarda, the prime mover in the country’s participation at the Biennale, at a press con at the NCCA. This is the fourth time the country is participating at the Venice Biennale. After 51 years of absence, Legarda, so to speak, moved heaven and earth to secure a spot at the 2015 Venice Biennale and tell the world about the intricacy and beauty of our own culture and heritage.

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