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Legarda on Starting a Low-Carbon Lifestyle: Go Meatless Once a Week

Posted on Apr 7th, 2016 • Category: Press Release

Senator Loren Legarda today said that one way to start a low-carbon lifestyle is to cut down on meat consumption.

“Part of climate change mitigation is the promotion of a low carbon lifestyle. Since meat produces more greenhouse gases, eating lower on the food pyramid is advised, which means less meat and more of whole grains, fruits and vegetables,” said Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change.



Legarda on Earth Month: Let’s Put our Environmental Commitments into Action

Posted on Apr 1st, 2016 • Category: Press Release

In observance of April as Month of Planet Earth, Senator Loren Legarda called on the government to honor its commitments to global agreements on sustainable development and climate action and encouraged citizens to do their share through everyday environment-friendly practices.



Legarda: Upgrade Forest Protection to Avoid Mt. Apo Fire Incident

Posted on Mar 29th, 2016 • Category: Press Release

Senator Loren Legarda renewed her call for stronger conservation and security measures on protected areas in the country following the fire incident in Mt. Apo.

According to reports, more than 100 hectares of forest cover in Mt. Apo have been affected by the fire that was believed to have started last Saturday. The cause of the fire is still unknown.



Legarda Highlights Importance of Forests, Protected Areas in Water Security

Posted on Mar 21st, 2016 • Category: Press Release

Senator Loren Legarda today stressed on the importance of conserving the country’s forests and other protected areas that are vital to improving water and food security and alleviating poverty.

Legarda, UNISDR Global Champion for Resilience, made the statement in celebration of the International Day of Forests (March 21) and World Water Day (March 22).



Legarda: Earth Hour Proves We Can All Protect Our Planet

Posted on Mar 18th, 2016 • Category: Press Release

As Filipinos and other nations prepare to join the Earth Hour 2016 on March 19, 8:30 to 9:30 PM, Senator Loren Legarda today stressed on the importance of the campaign in the overall effort to address the climate crisis.

Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change and UNISDR Global Champion for Resilience, said that by participating in the Earth Hour, we are showing our commitment to create more sustainable and resilient communities.



Legarda on New Climate Leaders: We Will Overcome This Climate Crisis

Posted on Mar 17th, 2016 • Category: Press Release

Senator Loren Legarda today said she is confident that the Philippines can lead the fight to address the climate crisis as new climate leaders emerged from the three-day training organized by The Climate Reality Project, led by its founder former US Vice President Al Gore, from March 14-16, 2016 in Manila.



Legarda: Climate Change Presents Opportunity for Green Growth

Posted on Mar 14th, 2016 • Category: Press Release

Senator Loren Legarda today said that despite the threats of climate change, there are opportunities to seize to promote green growth.

Legarda, UNISDR Global Champion for Resilience and Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change, made the statement in her keynote speech at the 31st Climate Reality Leadership Corps training in Manila, organized by The Climate Reality Project led by Former US Vice President Al Gore.



Legarda Urges LGUs to Craft Local Climate Action Plans

Posted on Mar 5th, 2016 • Category: Press Release

Senator Loren Legarda today urged local government units (LGUs) to comply with the law and submit their local climate change action plans (LCCAP) to the Climate Change Commission (CCC).

Legarda, Chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change and principal author of Republic Act No. 9729 or the Climate Change Act, made the statement following reports from the CCC that as of July 2015, only 584 out of 1,634 cities and municipalities (36%) in the country have LCCAP.



French Ambassador to Legarda: You’re an Inspiration, Always in Action

Posted on Feb 22nd, 2016 • Category: Press Release

“I prefer to use two simple words to describe your achievements and to explain why we decided to give you this honor—inspiration and action.”

These were the words of French Ambassador Thierry Mathou as he bestowed upon Senator Loren Legarda the title of Chevalier (Knight) in the Ordre national de la légion d’Honneur (National Order of the French Legion of Honor).



Legarda Receives France’s Prestigious Legion of Honor Award

Posted on Feb 18th, 2016 • Category: Press Release, Speeches

French President Francois Hollande, thru French Ambassador to the Philippines Thierry Mathou, has bestowed upon Senator Loren Legarda the title of Chevalier dans l’Ordre de la Legion d’Honneur (Knight in the French National Order of the Legion of Honor).

The Legion of Honor is a French order established by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802 and is one of the most prestigious French distinctions. Legarda was given the award for her “truly invaluable contribution in strengthening the bilateral ties between Philippines and France.”