Environmental Bus Tour Starts at Schools in Vientiane

From 23 Sept to 4 Oct, 2013 the Environmental Bus Tour took off in Vientiane Capital when more than 5,000 students and their teachers from 20 secondary schools engaged in interactive games, songs, films and presentations about the complex issues of climate change. In an informative and entertaining way, a young team from the Mobile Conservation Unit (MCU) at the National University’s Faculty of Forestry communicated the causes and effects of climate change and what these mean in the Lao context. The bus tour performances at each of the schools lasted approximately three hours.

 

As not many people in Laos know about climate change even though its impacts affect the livelihood of everyone, awareness raising is ProCEEd’s key objective. A Knowledge-Attitude-Practice (KAP) Survey in 2012 collected information on what 1,350 respondents in Vientiane, Khammouane, Houaphan and Sayaboury know, believe and do in relation with climate change, biodiversity and the environment. The results of the study showed that specific knowledge about climate change is low, also among urban people. People interviewed state that they need more information on climate change. Adaptation to climate change was one of the most mentioned topics of concern by those interviewed. Hence, for Lao citizens to be able to adapt to the impacts of climate change, they need to understand what climate change is and what options there are in dealing with it today and in the future. The secondary school students in Vientiane Capital addressed by the Environment Bus Tour are a crucial audience in that respect.


 

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From 23 Sept to 4 Oct, 2013 the bus tour

took off in Vientiane Capital when more

than 5,000 students and their teachers

from 20 secondary schools engaged in

interactive games, songs, films and presentations

about the complex issues of

climate change. In an informative and

entertaining way, a young team from the

Mobile Conservation Unit (MCU) at the

National University’s Faculty of Forestry

communicated the causes and effects of

climate change and what these mean in the

Lao context. The bus tour performances at

each of the schools lasted approximately

three hours. As not many people in Laos

know about climate change even though

its impacts affect the livelihood of everyone,

awareness raising is ProCEEd’s key

objective. A Knowledge-Attitude-Practice

(KAP) Survey in 2012 collected information

on what 1,350 respondents in Vientiane,

Khammouane, Houaphan and

Sayaboury know, believe and do in relation

with climate change, biodiversity and

the environment. The results of the study

showed that specific knowledge about

climate change is low, also among urban

people. People interviewed state that they

need more information on climate change.

Adaptation to climate change was one of

the most mentioned topics of concern by

those interviewed. Hence, for Lao citizens

to be able to adapt to the impacts of

climate change, they need to understand

what climate change is and what options

there are in dealing with it today and in

the future. The secondary school students

in Vientiane Capital addressed by the Environment

Bus Tour are a crucial audience

in that respect.

From 23 Sept to 4 Oct, 2013 the bus tour

took off in Vientiane Capital when more

than 5,000 students and their teachers

from 20 secondary schools engaged in

interactive games, songs, films and presentations

about the complex issues of

climate change. In an informative and

entertaining way, a young team from the

Mobile Conservation Unit (MCU) at the

National University’s Faculty of Forestry

communicated the causes and effects of

climate change and what these mean in the

Lao context. The bus tour performances at

each of the schools lasted approximately

three hours. As not many people in Laos

know about climate change even though

its impacts affect the livelihood of everyone,

awareness raising is ProCEEd’s key

objective. A Knowledge-Attitude-Practice

(KAP) Survey in 2012 collected information

on what 1,350 respondents in Vientiane,

Khammouane, Houaphan and

Sayaboury know, believe and do in relation

with climate change, biodiversity and

the environment. The results of the study

showed that specific knowledge about

climate change is low, also among urban

people. People interviewed state that they

need more information on climate change.

Adaptation to climate change was one of

the most mentioned topics of concern by

those interviewed. Hence, for Lao citizens

to be able to adapt to the impacts of

climate change, they need to understand

what climate change is and what options

there are in dealing with it today and in

the future. The secondary school students

in Vientiane Capital addressed by the Environment

Bus Tour are a crucial audience

in that respect.

 

From 23 Sept to 4 Oct, 2013 the bus tour

took off in Vientiane Capital when more

than 5,000 students and their teachers

from 20 secondary schools engaged in

interactive games, songs, films and presentations

about the complex issues of

climate change. In an informative and

entertaining way, a young team from the

Mobile Conservation Unit (MCU) at the

National University’s Faculty of Forestry

communicated the causes and effects of

climate change and what these mean in the

Lao context. The bus tour performances at

each of the schools lasted approximately

three hours. As not many people in Laos

know about climate change even though

its impacts affect the livelihood of everyone,

awareness raising is ProCEEd’s key

objective. A Knowledge-Attitude-Practice

(KAP) Survey in 2012 collected information

on what 1,350 respondents in Vientiane,

Khammouane, Houaphan and

Sayaboury know, believe and do in relation

with climate change, biodiversity and

the environment. The results of the study

showed that specific knowledge about

climate change is low, also among urban

people. People interviewed state that they

need more information on climate change.

Adaptation to climate change was one of

the most mentioned topics of concern by

those interviewed. Hence, for Lao citizens

to be able to adapt to the impacts of

climate change, they need to understand

what climate change is and what options

there are in dealing with it today and in

the future. The secondary school students

in Vientiane Capital addressed by the Environment

Bus Tour are a crucial audience

in that respect.

 

 

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