Sep29

UN IPCC Report: A Call to Action

The Report is a Call to Action for Everyone.

UN IPCC Report: A Call to Action

Congressman Ibarra "Barry" Gutierrez, a Philippine legislator and one of the founding members of the Global Legislators Organisation (GLOBE) in the Philippines, heeded the call and expressed support on the call for a renewed perspective on climate changes and global warming, in light of the results of the study conducted by UN IPCC. He said, "The report is a call to action for everyone. There is a need to act now if we intend to reverse the dire scenario posed by climate change. If cutting back on emissions right now will not immediately yield positive results as the report says, that only shows how critical for us to start acting now."

Sep06

EU Commissioner Hedegaard welcomes establishment of GLOBE Philippines

Written by // Christopher Estallo

Meeting with Senator Legarda and Director of Philippines Chapter held

EU Commissioner Hedegaard welcomes establishment of GLOBE Philippines

Legislators from the Philippines Congress who are working to establish a GLOBE national chapter welcomed the official visit of European Union Commissioner for Climate Change Action, Connie Hedegaard.

Jul05

CONG. WALDEN BELLO JOINS 1ST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION IN BEIJING

Written by // Christopher Estallo

CONG. WALDEN BELLO JOINS 1ST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION IN BEIJING

Congressman Walden Bello of the Akbayan Party-List represented the Philippines in the 1st International Conference on Climate Change Adaptation: Policy Practice and Legislation held in Beijing from July 2-4, 2013, organized by the Global Legislators Organization (GLOBE International).

More than 150 delegates from over 30 countries participated in the conference wherein legislators from 10 countries - South Africa, India, Jamaica, Nepal, Mexico, Nigeria, Philippines, Costa Rica and Micronesia participated in the conference. Participating legislators detailed their efforts in developing national adaptation legislation and the progress made in implementing existing laws.

The conference focused on sharing best legislative practice between countries and developed a set of Adaptation Legislation Principles designed to guide both legislative and policy adaptation responses.

On the 3rd day of the conference, Congressman Bello shared the Philippine country experience on legislation for climate change adaptation. He discussed the merits of various approaches to adaptation legislation and the importance of having sound climate change national policy framework. Bello also called for more proactive involvement of legislators in climate negotiations.

Congressman Bello is the first Filipino legislator who has joined such type of strategic gathering of legislators by GLOBE International. He also promised support to the establishment of GLOBE chapter in the Philippines.

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