Senator Loren Legarda has urged private and public establishments all over the country to develop a culture of safety, stressing that disasters, whether natural or human-induced, can be prevented when necessary security and preventive measures are in place.Read More
In celebration of World Oceans Day on June 8, Senator Loren Legarda renewed her call to limit global warming as a way to safeguard the world’s oceans and reduce impacts of climate change.
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change and UNISDR Global Champion for Resilience, said that oceans have absorbed about a third of global carbon dioxide emissions, causing acidification. This has also resulted in coral bleaching.Read More
On World Environment Day (June 5), Senator Loren Legarda urged stronger cooperation among nations and individuals to address environmental concerns, stressing that greater challenges are expected especially with US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement.Read More
the US withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement and “appeals that they reconsider their position.”
The CCC noted that the US, being the second largest emitter of greenhouse gases and as a world leader, “would have played a key role in creating the much needed global paradigm shift towards a more climate-resilient and climate-smart future.”Read More
US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on Climate Change “reeks of ignorance and condemns US foreign policy into infamy,” Senator Loren Legarda said on Friday.
“I cannot, in good conscience, support a deal that punishes the United States,” Trump said as he announced America’s withdrawal from the 2015 accord entered into by his predecessor, former President Barack Obama.Read More