Delegation of the European Union to Armenia

European Union Climate Diplomacy Week 2019 recognises and supports youth action

30/09/2019 - 05:38

Every year, EU Delegations around the world reach out to communities and partner organisations, highlighting positive global action and collaboration on climate change.

This year, the the Delegation of European Union to Vietnam (EU) in collaboration with the Embassies of EU Member States and its partners, will showcase a series of activities aimed to raise public awareness on the urgent need, addressing climate change, targeting mainly the youth.

Activities will be organised between 27 September - 6 October in Ha Noi, Da Nang and Hoi An, including:

+ 27/9 AM: Inauguration of a pilot solar rooftop on Vo Thi Sau Primary School, organised by the EU-funded Da Nang Solar Energy Development project.
+ 27/9 PM: Workshop/discussion with students of Da Nang University (organised by the Climate Change Working Group and the University of Da Nang).
+ 28/9 AM: Cycling event in Hoi An, organised by Germany - GIZ in cooperation with Hoi An People Committee.
+ 03/10 AM: A movie screening "Chasing Coral" about the warming of oceans'temperature and impact on corals and marine life, followed by a discussion with the youth.
+ 05 - 06/10: Cleaning operation in Long Bien Bridge area, in cooperation with Keep Hanoi Clean.

The target audience of the EU Climate Diplomacy Week is the young generations, whose futures are the most threatened by climate change. Climate change is a pressing reality today and, if we fail to act now, it will increasingly affect the future of the young, their children and grandchildren. It is time to respond to this call to action.

The chargée d'Affaires of the European Union, Mrs Axelle Nicaise said: “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. 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 a more ambitious climate action.''

Viet Nam has been ranked among the five countries likely to be severely affected by climate change and its related disasters. Consistent to its international commitments regarding Climate Change and Sustainable Development Goals, the European Union is actively helping Viet Nam on mitigation through energy sector reform, and adaptation through funding studies on climate change impact and appropriate adaptation measures.
Within the 2014-2020 framework, the EU allocated EUR 320 Million for programmes relevant to environment, natural resources and climate change in Vietnam, as well as an addition of EUR 30 Million for sustainable investment projects. In addition to this purely bilateral envelop, Vietnam can also benefits from cooperation programmes funded by thematic budget lines and from regional programme.

27/09/2019 - 06/10/2019

Danang University, Vo Thi Sau Primary School
Hoi An, Danang