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HCM City focuses on climate change

Update: November, 25/2015 - 08:15

Around 1,500 young people will gather at Cargo Event Space in HCM City today for "Power Up", an event to call for action against climate change. — Photo anyarena.com

HCM CITY (VNS) — Around 1,500 young people will gather at Cargo Event Space in HCM City today for "Power Up", an event to call for action against climate change.

Organised by changevn.org and 350.org Viet Nam, it is being held in response to the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP21 at the end of November in France calling on global leaders to act against the global climate crisis.

On Saturday and Sunday hundreds of thousands of people world-wide will parade to exhort leaders to divest from fossil fuels (coal, gas, oil) and invest in renewables to achieve a target of 100 per cent clean energy by 2050.

"Power Up" will feature different areas where visitors can learn about fossil fuels and renewable energy, see meaningful films about the environment, take part in an environmental quiz, and take photos or draw portraits with posters containing messages about climate change.

Twenty well-known artists, several of them ambassadors of 350.org Viet Nam, will perform.

Participants can meet and interact with them.

Tickets priced VND50,000, and 30,000 for students, are available at www.ticketbox.vn. All proceeds generated from ticket sales will be donated to Change's Protecting and Coping with Climate Change fund.

Cargo is situated at 7 Nguyen Tat Thanh Street, District 4. — VNS



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