The observance of Earth Day on Saturday (April 22) will probably be historic for the Philippines as it’s going to coincide with the Paris settlement formally taking impact in the nation on the stated day, Sen. Loren Legarda introduced Friday (April 21).

“As Party to the Agreement, we can influence the decisions on how the accord will be implemented and we maintain our leadership role in the international climate talks and advocacy,” she stated.

“Even if we are a nation vulnerable to climate change impacts, we can show the world that we are capable of action, that we will use our vulnerability as our motivation towards sustainability,” Legarda stated.

The chair of the Senate committee on local weather change made the announcement as she accepted her Luntiang Kapwa Award, a recognition for her function in steering the Senate’s concurrence to the Paris Agreement.

The highway in the direction of the ratification of the Agreement was not straightforward, she stated, however the journey guaranteeing its implementation is now the larger problem.

Under the Paris Agreement, developed nations are requested to “decarbonize” economy-wide. They should elevate $100 billion yearly to assist susceptible nations for mitigation and adaptation and to switch know-how.

The Philippines, being some of the susceptible nations to the impacts of local weather change, can have entry to the funds that may assist the nation adapt to the impacts of local weather change.