Hon. Loren Legarda is the Deputy Speaker for the House of Representatives of the Philippines. Prior to her election to the current position in May 2019, she was a three-term member of the Philippine Senate where she chaired the Committees on Finance, Foreign Relations, and Climate Change. She has authored many laws aimed at improving the lives of Filipinos and promoting inclusive, sustainable and resilient development. She is also currently the UNISDR Global Champion for Resilience, the UNFCCC National Adaptation Plan Champion, Commissioner of the Global Commission on Adaptation, and the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) Ambassador for Parliaments.