Empowering urban MSMEs in 43rd episode of ‘Stories for a Better Normal’ Series

April 27, 2021

Empowering urban MSMEs in 43rd episode of ‘Stories for a Better Normal’ Series
MANILA, 27 April 2021 — Entrepreneurs of the trendy Poblacion area in Makati will gather virtually to raise awareness on how local businesses are advancing environmental sustainability and preservation of cultural heritage on the 43rd episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Change Pathways,” with the topic, “Makati Poblacion: Empowering Local.”
The episode, hosted by three-term former Senator, now Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, will air on […]

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On Int’l Seeds Day, Legarda calls on Filipinos: save seeds for better food security, climate adaptation

April 27, 2021

House Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda called on Filipinos to return to the practice of seed saving to improve food security and spur climate change adaptation as the world observed International Seeds Day on Monday, April 26.
“Our observance of International Seeds Day is a timely reminder for Filipinos to return to the age-old practice of seed saving,” Legarda said.
Seed saving is the practice of saving seeds and reproductive material from plants like flowers, herbs, grains, vegetables, and tubers for future use, […]

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The climate pathway to recovery

April 24, 2021

This pandemic, the global crisis, and the successive disasters that we have experienced before allowed us to reflect on our actions that are seemingly at war with our environment. Now is the right time for us to tackle environmental degradation with urgency.

There’s an invisible tie that binds health and climate, recently seen in the unintended effect of the Covid-19 recovery package. As many of us were forced to stay home, and the steel mills practically ground to a halt, the environment rapidly improved in the slowing down of human activities. Around the world, air pollution is reduced, wildlife reclaimed some of their habitats.

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Speech on Parliamentary Webinar on Tackling the Climate Crisis: Transitioning to a Global Green Economy

April 22, 2021

My warmest greetings to my fellow legislators and parliamentarians from all over the world, to everyone from US-Asia Institute and Air Quality Asia, and everyone else joining this webinar on how legislators can lead the way in tackling the climate crisis and pushing for the transition to a global green economy.

 

I am looking forward particularly to the panel discussion later, and I am honored and happy to share insights and lessons from my own experience in the Philippines, where I have been working on these very issues in Congress since my first term as Senator in 1998.

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Legarda calls for bolder climate action for a resilient and sustainable pandemic recovery

April 22, 2021

As the world celebrates Earth Day on April 22, three-term Senator, now Deputy Speaker, Loren Legarda called for bolder efforts on climate action amid the country’s ongoing fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This pandemic has brought irreversible change in our lives as we know it. With a population of more than 100 million, the national government is focusing on initiatives for economic recovery and vaccination rollout to achieve herd immunity. While the COVID-19 lockdowns have brought about fleeting improvements in greenhouse gas emissions and air quality, these efforts are not enough to reverse the effects of climate change in the country and globally,” Legarda said.

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