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Teachers get facts on climate change

Update: March, 18/2013 - 08:02

HA NOI (VNS)— E-learning courses on climate change for teachers will be launched at five primary schools in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue, which is vulnerable to flooding and the impacts of climate change.

The courses are part of the "Working together for a more resilient and sustainable society" project supported by UNESCO and Samsung that aims to enhance education.

Viet Nam is the first country to benefit from the work.

The project aims to support Viet Nam in shaping a more resilient and sustainable learning society by raising awareness about climate change among the community, media, authorities, parents and school principals. Issues to be highlighted include development of disaster risk reduction strategies for incorporation into the country's heritage site management plans.

The project will develop a community action plan as a response to the challenges of climate change, disasters and biodiversity loss while also raising awareness among schools principals and local authorities in the areas.

Head of Samsung Electronics Vietnam Wonh Shim said at a workshop held in Ha Noi last Friday that the project aimed to create hope in the battle to save the world from global warming.

"We want to set up a ladder of hope for children who never stop dreaming in harsh conditions such as natural disasters and climate change," he said.

Meanwhile, Deputy Minister of Education and Training Nguyen Vinh Hien stressed that addressing climate change and disasters required efforts from the whole political system and the entire society.

"It should be undertaken with high consensus and determination from local, regional, national and global levels," he said. — VNS

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