Legarda Calls for DRR, Climate Mitigation Programs to Address PHL’s Vulnerability to Sea Level Rise

April 13, 2015

Senator Loren Legarda today reiterated her call for strengthened disaster resilience and climate change mitigation programs to address the Philippines’ vulnerability to sea level rise.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change, made the call as the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) relays that the rate of sea level rise near the Philippines is three or four times the global average.
According to the WMO, the Philippines recorded the highest average increase in sea levels in 2013 at 60 centimeters against […]

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The United Nations confronts disasters

April 1, 2015

As one of the world’s most disaster-prone countries, the Philippines made a strong presentation at the United Nations Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, which was held in Sendai, Japan, last March 14th to 18th.
The Philippines sent an impressive delegation of 82 people, led by Senator Loren Legarda, who is the United Nations Champion for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation for the Asia Pacific, who spoke on behalf of President Aquino.
Disaster risks in the Philippines include badly […]

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