March 8, 2017
Senator Loren Legarda today underscored the important role climate finance institutions play in building low-carbon and sustainable infrastructure that will support the climate change mitigation targets of climate vulnerable nations such as the Philippines.
“Climate-vulnerable countries such as the Philippines fought to enshrine a 1.5 degrees Celsius global warming limit in the Paris Agreement not only to survive but also to thrive. We have to transition to clean energy-powered economies not just because it will save the climate but also because it will produce more jobs and pump prime the economy,” said Legarda.
March 7, 2017
In observance of International Women’s Day, Senator Loren Legarda today said that the Philippines can lead the global effort to achieve gender equality and women empowerment.
Legarda also hailed the Senate’s approval of the Expanded Maternity Leave Law, which she co-authored.
March 3, 2017
In observance of World Wildlife Day (March 3), Senator Loren Legarda has called on the youth to take part in biodiversity conservation efforts.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change and UN Global Champion for Resilience, made the call in line with this year’s theme, “Listen to the Young Voices”, which seeks to engage and empower the youth to act to protect endangered wildlife.
March 2, 2017
Now that the President has acceded to the Paris Agreement on climate change, Senator Loren Legarda stressed the importance of limiting global warming to 1.5°C.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change and UN Global Champion for Resilience, said that in President Rodrigo Duterte’s letter to the Senate with the Instrument of Accession, he mentioned the Agreement’s goal to “pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.”
March 1, 2017
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Despite his misgivings, President Rodrigo Duterte has signed the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.
The signed document was received by Senator Loren Legarda, who said she will sponsor it for concurrence. Present at the ceremonial transmittal was Deputy Executive Secretary Meynard Guevarra and Legarda, who is the chair of the Senate committee on climate change.