A programme calling for initiatives from young people on how to adapt to climate change issues was organised in Quy Nhon city of the central province of Binh Dinh on April 27.

Jointly held by Challenge to Change, a non-governmental organisation of the UK and the Co-ordination Office for Climate Change in Binh Dinh province, the programme is being implemented in the central cities of Da Nang and Quy Nhon and southern Can Tho city, which are liable to be affected by climate change.

It is part of the larger transnational project, “Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network” (ACCCRN), which is conducted in 10 Asian cities across Vietnam , India , Thailand and Indonesia to develop resilience strategies in response to climate change.

From now until the end of May, Vietnam ’s youth groups will devise specific initiatives on adaptation to climate change. The best initiatives will be provided from 10-100 million VND each to assist implementation.

The programme is expected to contribute to reducing the effects of climate change and improve people’s living conditions in the present climate change context.-VNA