Second part of Pinoy Youth for a Sustainable Future in 69th episode of ‘Stories for a Better Normal’ COP26 Series

November 3, 2021

MANILA, 3 November 2021 — The 69th episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Change Pathways,” will once again feature Filipino youth innovators and leaders leaders and their innovations and advocacy campaigns on climate change adaptation and mitigation to inspire more youth to innovate toward a healthy, resilient, and sustainable future.

The online conversation, conceptualized and hosted by three-term former Senator, now Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, will air on Thursday, 4 November 2021, 10:00 AM via Facebook Live at and Two lucky viewers can win tablets by tuning in throughout the program.

Joining the online conversation are Engr. Aisa Mejino, Inventor and Co-Founder of Sustainable Alternative Lighting (SALt); Engr. Angelica Anne Munar, an International Eco-Concrete Competition Awardee; Kiara Cartojano, Inventor of Takip (Taro Leaf Wax coating for reusable face mask fabric); and Engr. Danielle Madriaga, Coordinator for The Climate Reality Project Philippines.

The youth are leading the charge on climate action. As nations gather to step up climate ambition at the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP26), the voice of the youth on the need for urgent climate solutions should be amplified. Countries must redouble efforts to support the youth who are working for disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and mitigation, and environmental sustainability.

The upcoming episode shall recognize the Filipino youth innovators and grassroots leaders, to encourage and inspire their fellow youth to be the innovators of the future and contribute to the mitigation of climate change.

As an online discussion to promote health, environmental consciousness, and climate-adaptive practices, “Stories for a Better Normal” aims to change the mindset of individuals, families, and communities by demonstrating ways in which a ‘better normal’ can be realized within our communities.

This online discussion is organized in partnership between the Office of Deputy Speaker Legarda and the Climate Change Commission, with support from the Department of Education, Philippine Information Agency, Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities, The Climate Reality Project-Philippines and Mother Earth Foundation. ###