On November 29, 2011, H.R.H. Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark along with this business delegation attended the week-long climate change seminar, Together We Fight Climate Change, in Hanoi. The crown prince also visited a photo exhibition showcasing the impact of climate change in Vietnam.
Per the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark:
…the first climate change week in Vietnam was launched successfully today with the participation of H.R.H. the Crown Prince of Denmark to mark 40 years of Vietnamese-Danish relations. Later, H.R.H. the Crown Prince beat the drum to open the Street Art Festival.
The launch of the Climate Change Week took place in Hanoi with the participation of approximately 200 participants of Danish, Vietnamese officials and Youth Union members. Crown Prince Frederik together with Vietnamese Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Mr. Nguyen Minh Quang handed over the prize to the winner of the “Creative Ideas for Community Adapting to Climate Change” competition, which is believed to have had a significant impact on raising the public awareness on climate change.
After the official launching, Crown Prince Frederik and Minister Nguyen Minh Quang walked around the climate change exhibition. The exhibition showed various impacts of the global warming and the approaches that Denmark and Vietnam are taking together to address this challenge. Another part of the exhibition was a collection of photographs highlighting the cycling life in Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark by photographer Mikael Colville Andersen.
In parallel with the climate change exhibition, a seminar on climate change issues was held with the participation of researchers, government authorities and international organisations. During the seminar, newly updated climate change scenarios for Vietnam were presented by Vietnamese and Danish experts from MONRE and Copenhagen University.
The highlight of the day was an event that took Danish bicycling culture to the streets of Hanoi. The bicycling tour was a message of promoting sustainable transportation of 100 cyclists led by Crown Prince Frederik and Vice Minister for Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha. The tour started from the Opera House square, pedaled along Trang Tien to Dinh Tien Hoang Street and ended at Ly Thai To garden square.
To watch a video as well as to view photos please click the links below:
Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark
Photo courtesy of: BT.dk