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20/08/2018 - 16:46

Summer Course on Climate Change

"Climate protection, climate change and its consequences in Central Vietnam" is the theme of the summer course organized by the German Independent Institute for Environmental Issues in cooperation with the Central Institute for Scientific Research from August 17th to 19th. This is the second summer course on this topic.

In addition to knowledge about climate change, the course is also an opportunity for young people to practice their skills and foreign languages

Participants included 32 young people from agencies such as universities, research institutes, NGOs and students in the provinces from Ha Tinh to Quang Ngai. The trainees were equipped with the knowledge of climate change and common interests, climate change and oceans, climate change and agriculture, climate change and renewable energy by national and foreign experts. Group discussion and interaction helped the trainees make better judgement on solutions to cope with climate change, create an interactive environment and work closely on climate change for young people.

The trainees visited and learned the models of climate change adaptation which have been applied in Hue and coastal areas, such as green infrastructure projects in Hue city, exploring the impacts of climate change and sea level rise on socio-economic activities of Phu Thuan commune. Moreover, they also visited newly planted mangroves in Ru Cha, organic vegetable gardens in Kim Long, and models of organic agriculture and urban agriculture adapting to climate change ...

Visiting the models responding to climate change

Dr. Hoang Le Tuan Anh, Director of the Central Institute for Scientific Research, said, "the course aims to provide the latest knowledge on climate change for young people, thus, it can help people in the Central region to better respond to climate change. It also creates a space for discussing and sharing opinions and ideas between young people and leading climate change experts from Vietnam and other countries."

The language used in the course is entirely in English, giving young people the opportunity to improve their foreign language skills to serve climate change projects with the foreign counterparts.

By Minh Hien