Speech: Launch of the CVF Global Parliamentary Group

October 27, 2021

Excellencies, esteemed colleagues,
The clock is ticking. Climate change is now accelerating and this spells economic and financial disruption and destruction while leaving behind devastation for the world’s most climate vulnerable developing countries.
Climate change worsens what is already an increasingly difficult cost of capital challenges and it accentuates the fact that the maturity of private capital to vulnerable countries is also in short supply.
Vulnerable country parliaments must challenge and complement the executive departments to dramatically raise climate ambition. It is time […]

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Mensahe ni Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda: World Teachers Day

October 5, 2021

Happy World Teachers Day sa lahat ng guro na walang katumbas ang dedikasyon para maghatid ng de-kalidad na edukasyon sa ating kabataan sa kabila ng hamon sa ating education system dulot ng kasulukuyang pandemya.
Nais kong ipaabot ang aking buong-pusong pagpupugay sa patuloy ninyong pagpupursige na magampanan ang inyong sinumpaang propesyon sa kabila ng pagpapatupad natin ng blended learning system.
Isang napakalaking hamon para sa education sector ang pandemyang ito dahil sa mga karagdagang responsibilidad na inyong kailangang pangatawanan upang masiguro na […]

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Message of Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda during the CVF Asia Regional Dialogue 2021

September 29, 2021

CVF Asia Regional Dialogue 2021
Ministerial Meeting
September 29, 2021
Friends and colleagues at the Climate Vulnerable Forum:
The reports of the past months tell us that we may not be doing enough to save our planet and our future.
Global warming might breach past the 1.5 survival threshold by 2040, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Our NDCs lead to a 2.7-degree world, according to the UN. July this year was also said to be the hottest month ever recorded, with […]

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Speech: VIP for VIP

September 27, 2021

“The center of the center of marine shore fish biodiversity in the world.”
This is how marine scientists call the 10-mile-wide strait Verde Island Passage or VIP that separates the islands of Luzon and Mindoro. It is so rich in marine life, it is internationally acknowledged as the richest marine biodiversity area in the entire Coral Triangle. The Passage is known to provide food, livelihood, and other benefits to over two million people.
But despite being considered as one of […]

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Speech: Launch of Sign-on Process for the Parliamentarians’ Call for a Fossil Fuel-Free Future

September 17, 2021

Let’s Speak with One Voice: Launch of Sign-on Process for the Parliamentarians’ Call for a Fossil Fuel-Free Future
The Need to Phase-out Fossil Fuel and Transition to Renewable Energy
September 17, 2021
Fellow advocates and parliamentarians, we meet today with urgent work ahead of us.
Just recently, more than 200 medical journals have warned in an unprecedented joint statement: even amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change remains the greatest threat to public health; no temperature rise is safe; and we cannot wait for the […]

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