Volunteers collect rubbish from Trúc Bạch Lake, Hà Nội. — Photo hanoimoi.com.vn
HÀ NỘI — A week-long series of activities to raise awareness about climate change is set to kick off on Friday across Hà Nội, Đà Nẵng and Hội An.
The European Union Climate Diplomacy Week 2019, co-organised by the Delegation of European Union (EU) to Việt Nam and the embassies of EU member states, aims to educate young Vietnamese generations about climate change and its impacts on their future.
“We want to show our support to the youth and value their efforts in bringing awareness to such a worrying and pressing issue like climate change,” the Delegation of EU in Việt Nam chargée d'Affaires Axelle Nicaise said.
“Earth's future depends on our engagement, and so does life as we know it. We have seen last Friday millions of people around the world held a global climate strike, inspired by activist Greta Thunberg. Hence, we would like to join forces and promote more ambitious climate actions.''
The climate week will run through to October 6, with several activities including a cycling event in Hội An, a workshop with students from Đà Nẵng University and a cleaning operation around Long Biên Bridge in Hà Nội. — VNS