Documentary films will be screened at the French Cultural Centre in Hanoi on November 12, with the aim of raising public awareness about climate change impact and policies.

The films, provided by the French Agency for Development (AFD), will be in French and Vietnamese.

To put the theme in perspective, a discussion will be organised with the participation of AFD experts, representatives from the French Embassy and the French Regional Delegation for Cooperation, as well as ASEAN and Vietnamese journalists.

The event will begin at 2pm at the auditorium of LEspace, 24 Trang Tien street, Hanoi.

It is part of the special week – entitled "The climate is changing… What about us?" – launched by the French Embassy in Hanoi, with the assistance of the Vietnam Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and international partners.

The participants will discuss the fact that policy makers sometimes focus on economic development, while neglecting climate or environmental issues, and projects supporting climate change adaptation in Vietnam as well as the human dynamics of climate change, according to the French Embassy's cultural counsellor Eva Nguyen Binh.-VNA