‘Climate justice’ fund badly needed now, says Loren

December 23, 2009

COUNTRIES MOST AFFECTED BY CLIMATE CHANGE LIKE THE PHILIPPINES HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO TAP INTO A “CLIMATE JUSTICE” FUND WHICH INDUSTRIALIZED NATIONS LED BY THE UNITED STATES (US) ARE BEING ASKED TO PUT UP.
Senator Loren Legarda has issued this statement in reaction to a recent interview by cable television network Al-Jazeera at the height of the United Nations (UN) climate change conference in Copenhagen.
Loren expressed no opposition to the “transparency” being sought by US Secretary of State Hillary […]

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Adaptation financing responsibility of developed nations, says Loren

December 23, 2009

DEVELOPED NATIONS HAVE THE “MORAL RESPONSIBILITY” TO HELP DEVELOPING NATIONS ADAPT TO CLIMATE CHANGE, LOREN SAID.
Noting that the developed countries contribute most of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming, Loren said that they should be primarily responsible for financing developing countries’ adaptation to the negative effects of climate change.
“The United States and China have contributed at least 40 percent of the world’s GHG, while the Philippines emits only 0.2% of GHG,” […]

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NPC sees Loren victory in 2010, Cites last Pulse Asia Survey

December 23, 2009

THE NATIONALIST PEOPLE’S COALITION (NPC) IS INSPIRED AND ELATED BUT NOT SURPRISED THAT SENATOR LOREN LEGARDA IS NOW LEADING THE VICE-PRESIDENTIAL RACE BASED ON THE LATEST SURVEY RESULTS RELEASED BY PULSE ASIA.
NPC spokesman Rep. Rex Gatchalian of the 1st District of Valenzuela said Sen. Legarda’s continued ascend in the pre-election surveys can be attributed to her dedicated and sincere efforts to promote her advocacies of saving the environment, championing the cause of women and children and protecting the interests […]

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Loren calls for incentives to waste management

December 21, 2009

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK – SEN. LOREN LEGARDA SAID HERE TODAY THE PHILIPPINES AND OTHER DEVELOPING COUNTRIES CAN CONTRIBUTE TO CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION THROUGH INDIGENOUS MEASURES, SUCH AS MORE EFFECTIVE SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT.
Loren urged the Philippine government to fully and effectively implement the Solid Waste Management Act that mandate the proper disposal of garbage which contribute to greenhouse emission.
Speaking in Filipino, Loren disclosed that three to four percent of greenhouse gas emission come from garbage dumpsites. The gas emission […]

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Loren warns of world hunger if leaders ignore climate change

December 21, 2009

SEN. LOREN LEGARDA WARNED OF LOOMING “WIDESPREAD WORLD HUNGER” UNLESS THE WORLD LEADERS AGREE TO A BINDING AGREEMENT ON CARBON EMISSION TARGETS WITHIN THE “NEAREST FUTURE”.
Loren added that any further delay in a legally binding instrument between developed and developing countries could lead to an irreversible and catastrophic climate change.
Loren who has just returned from the Copenhagen conference on climate change, said that while the result of the summit was “less than satisfactory, it was something for the […]

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