Legarda Stresses Importance of Multi-Hazard Early Warning Systems on World Met Day

March 22, 2016

In observance of World Meteorological Day (March 23), Senator Loren Legarda today renewed her call for the strengthening of multi-hazard early warning systems (MHEWS).

Legarda, UNISDR Global Champion for Resilience, said that MHEWS, which inform the people of the potential impacts of impending natural hazards, the risks on their lives and livelihoods, and the action they should take, will make a difference in reducing disaster risks and building the resilience of nations and communities.

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Legarda Highlights Importance of Forests, Protected Areas in Water Security

March 21, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda today stressed on the importance of conserving the country’s forests and other protected areas that are vital to improving water and food security and alleviating poverty.

Legarda, UNISDR Global Champion for Resilience, made the statement in celebration of the International Day of Forests (March 21) and World Water Day (March 22).

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Legarda: Earth Hour Proves We Can All Protect Our Planet

March 18, 2016

As Filipinos and other nations prepare to join the Earth Hour 2016 on March 19, 8:30 to 9:30 PM, Senator Loren Legarda today stressed on the importance of the campaign in the overall effort to address the climate crisis.

Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change and UNISDR Global Champion for Resilience, said that by participating in the Earth Hour, we are showing our commitment to create more sustainable and resilient communities.

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Saving the Earth, stopping use of coal

March 17, 2016

The Climate Reality Leadership Corps training led by former US Vice President Al Gore in Manila, drew hundreds of climate change activists. The event hoped to inform community leaders on limiting the earth’s warming and allowing communities to adapt to climatic changes that are already taking place.

At the three-day forum’s opening, Sen. Loren Legarda, UNISDR (United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction) Global Champion for Resilience spoke, about the road to the “decarbonization” of the Philippines.

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Legarda on New Climate Leaders: We Will Overcome This Climate Crisis

March 17, 2016

Senator Loren Legarda today said she is confident that the Philippines can lead the fight to address the climate crisis as new climate leaders emerged from the three-day training organized by The Climate Reality Project, led by its founder former US Vice President Al Gore, from March 14-16, 2016 in Manila.

“Ten years ago, climate change was considered an issue that was best left for scientists to discuss. Today, I am happy and very optimistic because we have at least 700 new climate warriors, mostly Filipinos, who will help organize action to address the climate crisis,” said Legarda, UNISDR Global Champion for Resilience and Chair of the Senate Committees on Climate Change and Finance.

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