A photography competition on climate change and its potential impacts was launched in Ha Long city in the north-eastern province of Quang Ninh on July 24.

Organised by the provincial Department of Natural Resources and Environment and the Centre for Climate Change Adaptation Technology under the Centre for Hydrometeorology and Climate Change, the event aims to increase community awareness of climate resilience.

Addressing the event, Deputy Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Dang Huy Hau incited locals, officials and union members to actively implement environmental protection and mitigate the effects of climate change.

All Vietnamese citizens working and living in the country are encouraged to submit their images to the competition from now until August 20, 2015.

Quang Ninh is considered one of the most vulnerable regions to the onslaught and subsequent backlash of climate change. It is forecast that by the end of this century, sea water levels could rise by one meter, submerging 131 square kilometres of the province.

On the occasion, a parade to encourage local participation in activities to cope with climate change was also held.-VNA