A virtual exhibition named “Shape the Future” using VR360 virtual reality application becomes a highlight of a series of activities in Vietnam to mark Earth Hour 2022.
Held by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE), the exhibition is displayed at vr.trienlamgiotraidat.vn, with over 100 photos and video clips carrying the message regarding climate change.
Through the exhibition, the MoNRE expects to call for efforts of people, businesses and the society in environmental protection and raise public awareness of energy saving and climate change response.
Besides, it is aimed at seeking new solutions and utilizing new technologies in the communication work, towards a sustainable future.
Virtual exhibition marks Earth Hour 2022. Photo: dwrm.gov.vn
The MoNRE stressed the application of information technology to people's lives and society is inevitable in the future, adding that it will continue to research and come up with new solutions and technologies to raise people's awareness towards a future of sustainable development.
“As we have adapted to the Covid-19 pandemic and natural disasters over the past two years, Earth Hour 2022 calls on us to act differently so that we can create a new era, in which the interests of both nature and humans take precedence,” said the ministry.
On March 26, from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm local time, all Vietnamese people are urged to switch off lights in response to Earth Hour 2022 themed “Creating the future - Now or never”.
Vietnam will join the Earth Hour 2022 scheduled tonight, in which the entire country will turn off unnecessary electric appliances.
During the Earth Hour, citizens nationwide are encouraged take a simple but meaningful act of turning off lights and other unnecessary devices in their homes and workplaces.
Being an annual tradition started by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in 2007 in Sydney, Australia, to raise awareness about climate change, the Earth Hour has become one of the world's largest grassroots movements for the environment.
Held every year on the last Saturday of March, Earth Hour has inspired and empowered individuals, communities, businesses, and organizations in 7,000 cities and towns across 190 countries and territories to take action on climate change and environmental loss.
Vietnam first joined the Earth Hour campaign in 2009. Last year, the country saved 353,000 kWh of electricity, equivalent to VND658.1 million (US$28,635).
At the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), Vietnamese Prime Minister promised that the country will make use of its own domestic resources, along with the cooperation and support of the international community, especially from the developed countries, in terms of finance and technology, including through mechanisms under the Paris Agreement, to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.
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