The two-day state visit of French President François Hollande is a historic occasion not only because he is the first French head of state to visit Manila since the Philippines and France established diplomatic relations in 1947. It is doubly significant for its raison d’etre: Hollande is in town to secure the Philippines’ commitment to climate change protocols that are up for discussion in COP21, or the 21st annual session of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework […]Read More
Senator Loren Legarda today urged governments of the world to build a united front against climate change and has asked the International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP) to join the cause.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change, made the call during a discussion with ICAPP Chairman Jose De Venecia, Jr., who said that he will convene the ICAPP to join a global alliance to fight climate change and its impacts.
“ICAPP Chairman De Venecia has readily agreed to […]
Below is the full text of the “Manila Call to Action on Climate Change,” a joint statement of the Philippines and France launched in Malacañang on February 26, 2015, on the occasion of the state visit of French President Francois Hollande.
Senator Loren Legarda and French actress Marion Cotillard, an environmental activist who is part of the French delegation, read the statement at the Palace ceremony.
(1) We, the heads of State of the Republic of the Philippines and the Republic of […]
Joint Philippines-France Manila Call to Action on Climate Change
(1) We, the Heads of State of the Republic of the Philippines and of the Republic of France, along with leading individuals from different countries committed to climate action gathered in Manila today, wish to engage the international community, all stakeholders and world opinion, on the urgency of addressing climate change seriously, efficiently, and equitably.
(2) Less than a year ahead of the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework […]
Nicolas Hulot, French President François Hollande’s Special Envoy for the Protection of the Planet
Loren Legarda, Chair of the Philippine Senate Committees on Climate Change, Environment and Natural Resources
Published in the Huffington Post
In the Philippines as elsewhere around the world, climate change is driving risk and multiplying the impact of all the other drivers of risk such as poverty, population growth, poor urban planning and eco-system decline.
If good intentions were enough, then the Philippines would be a world leader in building […]