Senator Loren Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, today said that the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) could bring in a multitude of benefits to the Philippines, particularly in trade and infrastructure investments.Read More
Senator Loren Legarda today joined calls to end plastic pollution, which is the theme for this year’s Earth Day celebration (April 22).
Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change and UNISDR Global Champion for Resilience, said that plastics have been polluting land and bodies of water and threaten marine life and human health.Read More
Senator Loren Legarda supported the push for countries to implement carbon pricing policies in order to meet the goal of limiting global warming to 2 degrees Celsius, which the Philippines, along with the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF), further brought down to 1.5 degrees Celsius, in the Paris Agreement.Read More
Senator Loren Legarda today said that despite the challenges of being a developing archipelagic country with a hundred million population, the Philippines is carrying out efforts to move towards a blue economy.
At the High-Level event, “Towards a Blue Economy: Concrete Actions for Addressing the Ocean Health,” which is part of the 2018 Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group, Legarda shared the challenges and actions being done by the Philippine government to protect and rehabilitate the country’s marine ecosystems.Read More
Senator Loren Legarda today stressed the gains of the Philippines in closing the gender gap while also identifying areas where stronger push for women empowerment is needed.
Legarda was a panelist at the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Gender Coffee Chat on “Advocating for Women’s Empowerment: Voices from the Field”, which is part of the 2018 Spring Meetings of the IMF and the World Bank Group.Read More