Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Vietnam to enhance climate change adaptation ability

VOV News: A seminar on climate change adaptation in Vietnam was jointly held in Hanoi on March 29 by the Live and Learn for Environment and Community Centre and the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET). The seminar, themed “Sharing experiences and boosting education on climate change in Vietnam” aims to share experiences on climate change adaptation and natural disaster relief education, as well as to set up a joint cooperation mechanism on climate change education in Vietnam.

At the event, some non-governmental organisations introduced successful models and experiences in climate change education in the country, which were carried out with children from the northern mountainous areas, central coastal provinces and Mekong Delta regions playing a central role.

During the seminar, the Belgian Association for Development Cooperation and Technical Assistance (VVOB) and the Teachers’ Training University discussed how to bring issues related to the environment and climate change into high school education in the future, while Action for the City Centre introduced various ways to change urban residents’ behaviour and attitude towards their surrounding environment.

A MoET representative presented an action plan on how to cope with climate change for the 2011-2015 period, with a view to enhancing people’s knowledge and ability in dealing with climate change. He also said the ministry will instruct relevant agencies to implement tasks included in the action plan on climate change adaptation, while boosting postgraduate training and science research.

Hanoi's Old Town on the eve of Tet, 2008, shot by Kelisi, Wikimedia Commons, under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license

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