An art performance to raise public awareness of environment protection and climate change adaptation was recently held in Ho Chi Minh City in response to World Environment Day (June 5).

Speaking at the June 4 event, Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Bui Cach Tuyen highlighted climate change and rising sea level as unpredictable ecological challenges which require global efforts to minimise their impact.

The performance aims to call on local people to protect the environment even with small deeds in their daily life such as putting the garbage into the right place, using power and water economically, and increase forest coverage, said Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Le Thanh Liem.

On this occasion, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, the Vietnam Cinema Association, and the Vietnam Television held a ceremony to honour winners of the fifth Environment Film Festival, which received 119 entries.

Ho Chi Minh City is forecast to be one of the cities globally most vulnerable to the impact of climate change.
The United Nations General Assembly declared 2014 as the International Year of Small Island Developing States (SIDS), following the theme “Take actions to prevent rising sea level”.

It aims to underline the significance of protecting the environment and responding to climate change, especially in prone islands and coastal areas.-VNA