The Da Nang People’s Committee and the French Development Agency (AFD) jointly held a conference on October 30 to review a project on mitigation of climate change impacts in the central city’s urban areas.

The event aimed to promote support solutions for dealing with natural disasters and implement a national strategy on green growth with the goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 8-10 percent and those from energy consuming activities by 10-20 percent by 2020.

Data from the municipal electricity department in 2013 showed that Da Nang ’s energy consumption is as much as that of a European city, with a total of more than 264,000kWh per year.

Project specialist Vu Thi Mai Huong emphasised the need to improve public awareness of risks from greenhouse emission from energy consuming activities and encourage people to use energy-saving equipment

A representative from ADF said the organisation pledges to continue support for Da Nang in this field so as to make it an environmental city by 2020.-VNA