Together for a Sustainable Future in 70th episode of ‘Stories for a Better Normal’ COP26 Series

November 10, 2021 Wednesday


MANILA, 10 November 2021 — The 70th episode of “Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Change Pathways,” will feature organizations and initiatives that are helping communities adapt to climate change and work to improve the lives of Filipinos.
 
The online conversation, conceptualized and hosted by three-term former Senator, now Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, will air on Thursday, 11 November 2021, 10:00 AM via Facebook Live at facebook.com/CCCPhl and facebook.com/iamlorenlegarda. Two lucky viewers can win tablets by tuning in throughout the program.
 
Joining the online conversation are Jenica Dizon, Country Director of Waves for Water Philippines; Hazel Tanchuling, Executive Director of Rice Watch Action Network (R1); and Carlos Hechanova, co-Executive Director for Operations of makesense Philippines.
 
Climate change is the single biggest threat to sustainable development. Urgent climate action is essential to meet all Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) such as eradicating poverty and hunger, providing safe water, ensuring healthy lives, and protecting ecosystems. COP26 presents an opportunity for the global community to accelerate action to fight climate change and build a sustainable future.
 
The upcoming episode will highlight organizations helping communities in the areas of water security, agriculture and food security, and waste and plastic pollution towards enhanced global climate action.
 
As an online discussion to promote health, environmental consciousness, and climate-adaptive practices, "Stories for a Better Normal" aims to change the mindset of individuals, families, and communities by demonstrating ways in which a ‘better normal’ can be realized within our communities.
 
This online discussion is organized in partnership between the Office of Deputy Speaker Legarda and the Climate Change Commission, with support from the Department of Education, Philippine Information Agency, Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities, The Climate Reality Project-Philippines and Mother Earth Foundation.