Senator Loren Legarda
The Senate of the Philippines has unanimously approved on third reading its concurrence to the Paris agreement on climate change.
Garnering 22-0 votes, lawmakers adopted Senate resolution 320 agreeing to the climate pact.
The agreement aims to reduce greenhouse emissions and keep global temperature to below 2-degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels.
It also aims to resolve air pollution and push for renewable sources of energy.
Following ratification of the treaty, the Philippines now has access to the 100-million dollar fund to be made available in 2020 for residents who will be affected by climate change.
“The 17th congress can be regarded as the legislative assembly that championed climate action, environmental protection and sustainable development. The 17th congress, under the Duterte administration will be remembered for paving the way for green jobs and green growth for the Filipino nation,” said Senator Loren Legarda. – UNTV News & Rescue
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