Legarda Participates in 5th Singapore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources

May 17, 2018

Senator Loren Legarda will participate in the 5th Singapore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources organized by the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA) on May 18, 2018.

Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committees on Foreign Relations, Finance and Climate Change, has been invited to be among the panelists for the session, “How ASEAN is Shifting to Green Growth,” where she will discuss key threats that climate change poses to the Philippines and ASEAN in general as well as government interventions to address the same.

“This is an opportunity for us to share how, despite being a low-emitter of greenhouse gases, we are committed to pursue sustainable development by introducing low-carbon policies, encouraging green investments, and advocating low-carbon lifestyle among citizens,” she explained.

Legarda is expected to discuss her initiatives as legislator and plans to align the Philippine Government’s policies with green growth objectives and improved climate resilience.

Other issues that will be discussed include how ASEAN governments can ensure climate policy is translated into concrete action on the ground, opportunities to achieve low-carbon growth for a developing country, and areas where ASEAN governments can work together to achieve mutually-beneficial climate objectives.

Legarda will also attend the workshop on “Bridging Top-Down and Bottom-Up Approaches:  The Role of Financial Institutions in Inclusive Agri-Finance”

While in Singapore, the Senator will meet with officials from Singapore’s Ministry of the Environment and Water Resource—Environment Minister Masagos Zulkifli and Permanent Secretary Albert Chua.

The 5th Singapore Dialogue on Sustainable World Resources (SDSWR) aims to look into current sustainable development efforts, particularly in the agroforestry and resource sector, to assess if these are enough to address climate change, and how we can spur greater growth in green investments.