Thursday, November 3, 2016

Exhibition on climate change opens in Hanoi

PANO – A photo exhibition, titled “60 solutions against climate change” organized by the French Embassy in Hanoi, was kicked off on November 3 at the campus of the embassy.
The exhibition showcases 21 pictures by Arthus-Bertrand from his famous series “Earth seen from the sky,” and presents concrete initiatives to face climate change in four areas, namely cities, agriculture, energy transition, and adaptation to climate change.
Visitor at the exhibition
“The French Development Agency (AFD) will continue providing fund for Vietnam to implement policies, programs and solutions in re-creating the natural environment, improving the public transportation system in big cities,” said RémyRioux, director of the AFD.
The exhibition was opened on the occasion of the Paris Agreement on climate change, the first commitment to dealing with climate change, to officially come into effect on November 4. This is also a chance to mark the end of the office term of the French COP21 Presidency, prior to the COP22, which will be held in Marrakech, Morocco.
French Ambassador to Vietnam Jean Noel Poirier at the event
French Ambassador to VietnamJean Noel Poirier said that the mitigation of climate change impacts plays an important role in French-Vietnam friendly relations. He also committed that France would continue working withVietnam on environment projects in the coming time.
To celebrate the event, the “Earth Smile” image will be lighted up in the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.
Reported by Lam Anh


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