Legarda lauds adoption of House Resolution calling for Climate Justice

June 2, 2022

On the last day of session of the 18th Congress, the House of Representatives adopted a Resolution “Expressing the Sense of the House of Representatives for Climate Justice, Strengthened Implementation of the Philippines Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability Laws, and for the Developed Countries to Deliver on Their Commitments” which was authored by Deputy Speaker and Senator-elect Loren Legarda with Representatives Edgar M. Chatto and Sarah Jane I. Elago.

“Sana po ay patuloy nating bigyan ng ngipin, for effective and efficient implementation, ang ating 10 landmark environmental laws, so we will be ensured a climate-resilient, sustainable, green, and regenerative economy that will be fair and just to all the vulnerable populations of our country,” Legarda said in her privilege speech.

House Resolution 2605 calls for the urgent and effective implementation of the country’s environment and climate change laws, projects, and programs, and supports the establishment of an accountability mechanism for climate change and a specific Loss and Damage Fund. The Resolution calls for an enabling policy environment to transition the country towards sustainability and climate resilience and strengthen the government’s actions in achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement.