Before the COP26 climate conference, young environmental activists in Vietnam called for the protection of the planet.
Speaking of climate change at the TEDxBritishEmbassyHanoi event in Hanoi, the typical young face of Vietnam, Tran Thuy Linh, said: “It is not too late for us to stop the negative impact on the environment, because it will affect the survival of all of us.” October On the afternoon of the 30th.
The event was organized by the British Embassy before the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) to be held in Glasgow, UK from October 31st to November 12th. COP26 is the largest and most important climate summit on the planet, bringing together representatives from most countries in the world to discuss climate goals and progress in reducing emissions.
In a pre-recorded speech for the event, COP26 Chairman Alok Sharma said that he has witnessed the serious impact of the climate crisis on developing countries, and those who really affect it have little to do with it.
“The target of limiting the temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius remains unchanged,” he emphasized. “We can only succeed if we act now and work together to accelerate the transition to a green future. This is the goal of COP26.”
The British ambassador to Vietnam, Gareth Ward, emphasized in the event that the world is warming and the temperature is 1-1.2 degrees Celsius higher than the pre-industrial period, which has caused “many problems”. Big topic. Ambassador Ward said that the severe floods in central Vietnam last year are proof.
“I talked to an old woman. She showed me the traces of the flood level above my head on the wall of the house. She said she had never seen such a high flood before,” he said. “We know that climate change is happening and is destroying people’s lives.”
The British ambassador stated that COP26 is an opportunity for the world to change, but added that the voice of everyone, especially young people, is very important in the fight against climate change to promote the commitment of world leaders.
There are more and more young voices protecting the earth, such as the famous 18-year-old Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg.
Vietnam also has many young faces who actively speak out in environmental protection activities. For example, Hoang Duc Minh, who has emerged from high school due to environmental protection activities, was one of the 30 most influential faces under the age of 30 in 2014, or the Facebook group Green Food Community-Nguyen Hoang Thao, the founder of green consumption.
“Let’s start investing in the smallest actions. Let us be the spokesperson for climate issues,” said Tran Thuy Linh, the founder of the GLUE project, which is an education-oriented environmental project.
This year’s Glasgow meeting was considered extremely important because it was the earliest opportunity for the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement Conference of the Parties to discuss emission reduction targets and address the unfairness of climate change commitments.
Tran Khanh Vy is the host and celebrity of the young community. He urges everyone to imagine, respect and love the earth as a “mother”, and she gives people all the necessary conditions for life and existence.
“I really like the famous line-by-line saying,’Walking is like kissing the earth with your feet,'” Wei said. “Obviously no one wants to hurt their mother.”
She added, let us begin to show our love by reusing and recycling everything that can reduce the amount of waste in the environment.
The Italian ambassador to Vietnam, Antonio Alessandro, emphasized at the event that in the fight to protect the climate, “there is no plan B, because we don’t have a planet to replace the earth”.