Privilege Speech On the 26th Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC

November 8, 2021

 Mr. Speaker, dear colleagues:
Last Sunday, October 31st, after a year’s postponement due to the pandemic, the 26th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) finally opened in Glasgow under the presidency of the United Kingdom. These twelve days of climate talks could well be “the world’s best last chance to get runaway climate change under control.” Today, November 8, the nation commemorates the eighth anniversary of Supertyphoon Yolanda.
Indeed, this climate summit is a […]

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Legarda, CCC support CVF COP26 demand for Climate Emergency Pact

November 5, 2021

MANILA, 5 November 2021 — Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) Ambassador for Parliaments and three-term Senator Loren Legarda expressed her strong support for the ‘Dhaka-Glasgow Declaration of the Climate Vulnerable Forum,’ adopted at the High-Level Leaders’ Dialogue during the World Leaders Summit at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26).
“We charge the international community to respond proportionately to the unprecedented global injustice of the climate crisis, which now imminently threatens the safety and in cases, the viability or very existence of a […]

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Second part of Pinoy Youth for a Sustainable Future in 69th episode of ‘Stories for a Better Normal’ COP26 Series

November 3, 2021

MANILA, 3 November 2021 — The 69th episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Change Pathways,” will once again feature Filipino youth innovators and leaders leaders and their innovations and advocacy campaigns on climate change adaptation and mitigation to inspire more youth to innovate toward a healthy, resilient, and sustainable future.
The online conversation, conceptualized and hosted by three-term former Senator, now Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, will air on Thursday, 4 November 2021, 10:00 AM via Facebook Live […]

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“Support our young climate scientists and leaders”

November 2, 2021

MANILA, 02 November 2021 —The 68th episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Change Pathways” highlighted the exemplary innovation of young Filipino scientists and advocacy campaigns of young leaders on climate change adaptation and mitigation.
The online conversation conceptualized and hosted by three-term Senator, now Deputy Speaker and Antique Representative Loren Legarda, with Atty. Ipat Luna and CCC Commissioner Rachel Anne S. Herrera as co-hosts, featured guests including Mark Kennedy Bantugon, Inventor of Pili Seal and James Dyson […]

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Legarda to Congress: Increase budget for livelihood programs to sustain pandemic recovery efforts

October 30, 2021

Three-term Senator and now Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda called for a sustainable and resilient pandemic recovery through better employment facilitation and more accessible livelihood opportunities for all Filipinos.
Legarda made the statement following news reports of Bloomberg’s recent Covid-19 Resilience Ranking where the Philippines came last among 53 major economies worldwide. The research looked at how the different countries are handling the COVID-19 virus and those with the least social and economic upheaval ranked high in the list.
“The report highighted problems […]

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