ActionAid International in Vietnam (AAV), Aid for social protection program Foundation Vietnam (AFV) in collaboration with the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of Ton Duc Thang University (TDTU) held the "The Youth’s responsibility to reduce the impact of climate change" Talk show and the Award ceremony of "Walk for the future" contest. The detailed information is as follows:
Time: From 16:00 to 19:00 on December 26, 2020
Venue: Hall 10F, TDTU; 19 Nguyen Huu Tho, Tan Phong Ward, District 7, Ho Chi Minh City. Livestream on Facebook pages of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities and TDTU.
Climate change is one of the biggest challenges for humanity in the 21st century. According to the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Vietnam ranks the sixth among the countries which have been the most severely affected by climate change. Children and the youth are the most vulnerable groups to this global problem.
Especially, in countries with a high proportion of the population aged 15-24 like Vietnam, the youth have played a decisive role in the change and balance of community ecology.
The following contents will be discussed at the Talk show:
- In the near future (until 2030), what are the environmental, social and economic changes caused by climate change for Vietnam and especially for the Mekong Delta?
- What are the initiatives implemented by the youth in the world on climate change mitigation that Vietnamese researchers need to pay attention to?
- What can the youth do to reduce the impacts of climate change and turn risks into opportunities?
- Dr. Dang Thi Kim Phung, research leader of GIST, TDTU
- Assoc. Prof. Le Anh Tuan, an expert on climate change and natural disasters, senior lecturer of the College of Environment and Natural Resources, Can Tho University
- Ms. Hoang Phuong Thao, Chief Representative of Actionaid Vietnam
- Le Vinh Truong, Student Leader, TDTU
Language of presentation: Vietnamese
Participants: scientists, researchers, and students can come and join the discussion directly.