The “Clean up the World” campaign for 2016 delivers the message of taking action for a green and sustainable urban environment (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha has approved the “Clean up the World” campaign for 2016 with the message of taking action for a green and sustainable urban environment.

The campaign, initiated by Australia in 1993, has been organised in the third week of September annually with the participation of more than 130 nations.

Vietnam has responded to the event since 1994, with numerous practical and effective activities.

Vietnam’s participation in the campaign shows its commitment to the globe’s efforts to protect the environment and cope with climate change.

The central coastal province of Quang Nam was assigned to host a national event in response to this year’s campaign as the locality has made progresses in natural resources and environmental management and protection, climate change adaptation, sustainable development, and in tapping tourism potential.-VNA