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Workshop on youth action for climate launched

Update: September, 30/2019 - 13:20
Visitors at the workshop sign a commitment to prevent climate change. — Photo Courtesy of the European Union Delegation

ĐÀ NẴNG — A workshop themed “Youth Action for Climate” was launched on Friday in the central city of Đà Nẵng to develop active and constructive engagement in climate action.

The workshop was organised by the European Union in partnership with Climate Change Working Group (CCWG) and the University of Đà Nẵng.

The activity is a part of the the European Union Climate Diplomacy Week 2019.

250 participants attended the workshop, including representatives from several organisations working in climate change in Việt Nam and 200 students from universities, high schools and international schools in Đà Nẵng.

The workshop provided an opportunity for representatives to engage in a frank and constructive exchange, and to explore effective ways to engage young people in these projects.    

Koen Duchateau, head of the Cooperation Section of the European Union Delegation, said: “The youth for climate movement that is rapidly developing around the world is a sign of the growing awareness in our societies that climate change is a reality already today.”

“The EU has been in the front line of climate action and is keen to promote a learning dialogue and build support for the changes necessary for the transition to low-emission, climate-resilient societies,” he said.

The most captivating part of the workshop was an example of how their lifestyles could affect climate change. Their choices could have a great impact on the future.

Also on Friday, the “Development of Solar Energy in Đà Nẵng (DSED)" project officially inaugurated a rooftop solar power system at Võ Thị Sáu Primary School in Đà Nẵng.

The system has been funded by the EU within the framework of the DSED project and implemented by the Đà Nẵng Energy Conservation and Technology Consultant Centre.

The project had selected four public facilities including Đà Nẵng Hospital, the Đà Nẵng Oncology Hospital, Võ Thị Sáu Primary School and Hoàng Diệu Secondary School to install pilot solar systems. — VNS


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