Stories For A Better Normal to highlight role of youth in climate action

January 25, 2022 Tuesday

MANILA, 25 January 2022 — The Stories for a Better Normal: Pandemic and Climate Pathways will return with new episode this week, showcasing young Climate Reality Leaders (CRL) and their innovative ideas and solutions on the climate crisis. Invited CRLs will also share their experiences in engaging with various communities and critical decision-makers, while ensuring inclusive and genuine representation of young people and other vulnerable sectors.
The online conversation, conceptualized and hosted by three-term former Senator, now Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda, will air on Thursday, 27 January 2022, 10:00 AM via Facebook Live at and
The upcoming episode, entitled “Young Climate Leaders Breaking Barriers,” will feature guests including Ferth Vandensteen Manaysay, Engagement Officer of the Climate Reality Philippines; Sara Jane Ahmed, Finance Advisor to the Vulnerable Group of Twenty (V20) of Ministers of Finance of the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF); and Carissa Pobre, Project Assistant of Agam Agenda.
The upcoming episode will provide viewers insights on stories and innovations of the invited CRLs that have made a mark in the climate movement. The discussions will focus about their work and experiences as young climate leaders to inform other climate advocates and the general audience on the role of the youth in climate action and the need for urgency to address climate change.
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.