Senator Loren Legarda to Deliver Keynote Speech at the IRDR Conference 2014
19 March 2014


BEIJING— Senator Loren Legarda, renowned legislator from the Philippines, TV news personality and an accomplished environmentalist, will be a keynote speaker at the Integrated Research and Disaster Risk (IRDR) Conference 2014 in Beijing, China from June 7-9, 2014. Legarda will address this year’s theme “Integrated Disaster Risk Science: A Tool for Sustainability”, along with other internationally recognized speakers.

Senator Legarda is an inspiring leader in the global campaign for good environmental governance. In the year 2000, the World Economic Forum held in Davos named her as one of the “Global Leaders for Tomorrow”. Similarly, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) conferred on her the title of UNEP Laureate and included her in the Global 500 Roll of Honor.  She was chosen as “UNISDR Asia Pacific Regional Champion for Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation” and a member of the Global Advisory Group of Parliamentarians on Disaster Risk Reduction.

The IRDR Conference 2014 will place emphasis on the importance of science as a tool to address hazard risks and issues of sustainable development. The sessions will address the range of environmental hazards, vulnerability, and sustainability, in both global and local contexts. To learn more about the 2014 IRDR Conference and register, visit our website at

The IRDR Conference 2014 is being organized by IRDR International Programme Office and China Association for Science and Technology. Co-organizers include Bureau of International Cooperation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction, Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, Chinese Academy of Sciences, International Council of Science, China International Conference Center for Science and Technology and IRDR China National Committee (IRDR China).

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