Over 350 people, including university students, lecturers, journalists and renewable energy company staff attended a Global Divestment Mobilization Vietnam event at the Hoa Sen University in Ho Chi Minh City yesterday.
The event, called “Classroom Vietnam 2030”, was a fun and creative way to educate the participants on climate impacts, coal pollution, and introduce the divestment movement to the Vietnamese public.
Participants were transported to the year 2030, when the construction of 40 new coal plants in the country had just been completed. While the teachers & speakers were presenting, the class was interrupted by falling oxygen levels and rising CO2 levels that necessitated the students to wear masks.
The event ended with students making a divestment call to action, and were inspired to speak up and stand up for the future they want to see.