The Philippines and the Climate Crisis



About the Webinar

The pandemic and the climate crisis both demand rapid and far-reaching actions on an unprecedented scale. As in COVID-19, the prevailing climate emergency demands a resolute response from all — to reform the way we’ve lived and how we’ve regarded our environment — so that we may all survive and thrive amid the changing climate. The lecture by Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda will shed light on the enormity of the climate emergency at the global level and in the Philippines, and show the urgent need for ambitious and decisive action across all sectors. Aside from identifying policy and financing options, the lecture will present the method of employing the political instrument of national power to deal with current and future crises.

This webinar is supported by the Embassy of the Philippines, Singapore.

About the Speaker

Three-term Senator Loren Legarda, now Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Philippines, has authored several landmark laws during her three terms in the Senate for environment protection, namely, the Clean Air Act; Clean Water Act; Ecological Solid Waste Management Act; Environmental Awareness and Education Act; Renewable Energy Act; Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act; Climate Change Act; the People’s Survival Fund Law; and the Expanded National Integrated Protected Areas System (E-NIPAS) Act, among many other vital pieces of legislation. As Senator, she chaired the Senate Committees on Climate Change, Finance, Foreign Relations, and Environment and Natural Resources, among others. Her inspiring advocacy for good environmental governance has received global recognition and appreciation. She was named among the Global Leaders for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum; a Laureate and among the Global 500 Roll of Honor of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP); and recognized by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) as a Hero of Resilience in 2012.

Deputy Speaker Legarda is a Global Champion for Resilience of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), a National Adaptation Plan Champion of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), a Commissioner of the Global Commission on Adaptation (GCA), the Women Political Leaders (WPL) Global Ambassador for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change and the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) Ambassador for Parliaments.


This webinar will be delivered online entirely. You can join the webinar at the specified date and time using devices (computer, phone, or tablet) with internet connection.

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If you have questions for the speaker, please key in your questions via the Q&A, stating your name and affiliation. The moderator will field them to the speaker during the Q&A session.


Jul 12 2021


2:30 pm - 3:30 pm