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European Climate Diplomacy Week 2019 to open

The European Climate Diplomacy Week 2019 will be held in Hanoi, Da Nang and Hoi An cities in the central region from September 27 to October 6.

The event is a joint effort between the European Union Delegation to Vietnam, the embassies of the EU member states and partners, affording participants a chance to boost cooperation in climate change.

The week will feature the inauguration of a rooftop solar power system, a seminar with students, a cycling event, a screening of a film which highlights the impact of ocean warming on coral reefs and marine species, and a clean-up campaign at the foot of Long Bien bridge.

It will target young people who will be most affected by climate change.

Chargé d'affaires of the EU Delegation to Vietnam Axelle Nicaise lauded young people for their efforts to raise public awareness of climate change.

As Vietnam is one of the five countries hardest hit by climate change, the EU is actively helping the country mitigate damage by funding studies on the impact of changing climate and proposing suitable adaptation measures.