Loss and damage fund a win for PH, climate vulnerable countries

November 23, 2022

Senate President Pro-Tempore Loren Legarda today welcomed the new global deal to establish a “loss and damage” facility as compensation for climate vulnerable developing countries, including the Philippines, due to the destruction brought about by climate change, which they did not cause.
The deal was included in the decision adopted by countries at the 27th Conference of the Parties (COP27) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), following two weeks of negotiations in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.
“Today, we celebrate […]

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Legarda checks on status of implementation of national greening program; urges DENR to include BARMM in NGP

November 22, 2022

Senate President Pro-Tempore Loren Legarda, during the plenary debates on the 2023 national budget, has asked the Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ (DENR) implementation of the National Greening Program (NGP) and its other measures in addressing deforestation, which was said to have caused landslides and widespread flooding during typhoons.
Senator Cynthia Villar, who sponsored the agency’s P24.084 billion proposed budget for 2023, said the DENR had planted a total of 1,855,298,000 seedlings of various indigenous species that include narra, kamagong, […]

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Co-Sponsorship Speech of Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda: Senate Bill No. 1410 under Committee Report No. 8

November 21, 2022

Co-Sponsorship Speech of Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda
Senate Bill No. 1410 under Committee Report No. 8
Session Hall, Senate of the Philippines
21 November 2022
Mr. President, my dear colleagues, it is my honor to co-sponsor Senate Bill No. 1410, also known as “An Act Declaring the First Day of February of Every Year as National Hijab Day”.
The Philippines is home to numerous religious affiliations. […]

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PH pursues reapplication for EU’s trade preference scheme – Legarda

November 14, 2022

Senate President Pro Tempore Loren Legarda has stated that the Philippines is pushing for reapplication for the European Union’s (EU) Generalised Scheme of Preferences Plus (GSP+), which grants developing countries a special incentive to pursue sustainable development and good governance.
Legarda said this was the highlight of their meeting with Othmar Karas, the First Vice President of the European Parliament and Head of Delegation of the Austrian Peoples’ Party in the European Parliament, last October 27 in Brussels, Belgium.
“The Philippines has […]

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Environment champions awarded as 2022 ASEAN Biodiversity Heroes

November 10, 2022

Bogor, Indonesia – The ASEAN has announced the recipients of the 2022 ASEAN Biodiversity Heroes Awards, shining a spotlight on the individuals whose exemplary efforts and advocacies make a wave of impact in their respective countries and in their own ways.
A youth leader, a legislator, a marine conservation pioneer, a geoheritage expert, a veterinarian, a marine biodiversity expert and science communicator, an environment officer, and two foresters were honoured at the awards ceremony held in Bogor, Indonesia on 2 November […]

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