August 15, 2016
Can the country survive more tragedies and losses caused by global warming?
Senator Loren Legarda, a staunch environment advocate, raised this question when she spoke during the Climate Change Forum-High-Level Climate Policy Forum held in the Senate on Monday.
August 15, 2016
Senator Loren Legarda today renewed her call for climate vulnerable nations to take urgent climate action even as the world waits for the Paris Agreement on Climate Change to take effect.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change and UNISDR Global Champion for Resilience, made the statement during her opening speech at the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) High-Level Climate Policy Forum held at the Philippine Senate today,August 15, 2016.
August 14, 2016
Members of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) will convene at the Philippine Senate on Monday, August 15, 2016, 9:30 am, for a High-Level Climate Policy Forum and to turnover the CVF Presidency from the Philippines to Ethiopia.
August 12, 2016
Senator Loren Legarda today said that another reason why the Philippines should integrate climate change adaptation and mitigation in its development agenda is to protect its heritage sites.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change and UNISDR Global Champion for Resilience, made the statement in reaction to a UN report, The World Heritage and Tourism in a Changing Climate (2016), which revealed that climate change is now one of the most significant risks for World Heritage Sites, including the Ifugao Rice Terraces.
August 10, 2016
Senator Loren Legarda has filed a bill seeking to delineate and properly identify the country’s forestlands with due regard to their preservation and protection.
“At present, government relies on the land classification maps and cadastral survey maps of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the initiatives of local government units (LGUs) in identifying the forestlands and agricultural lands. However, despite these efforts, unscrupulous individuals defy the integrity of these demarcated boundaries,” Legarda stressed.