Book on Greta Thunberg hits Vietnamese shelves

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Pham Van Tan, Deputy Director of the Department of Climate Change, speaking at the event (Photo:
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NDO – The Vietnamese version of a book on Greta Thunberg, a teenage Swedish climate activist whose persistence has sparked a global movement, was introduced to readers at a ceremony held in Hanoi by the Swedish Embassy in Vietnam and Thai Ha Books Company.

Entitled ‘Greta’s Story: The Schoolgirl Who Went on Strike to Save the Planet’, the book documents Greta's journey to fight for the environment, while giving readers an overview of Sweden, one of the leading countries in environmental protection and sustainable development.

The book was written by Valentina Camerini and illustrated by Veronica Carratello. The Vietnamese version was translated by Ha Minh Tu.

In August 2018, temperatures in Sweden reached record highs, fires raged across the country, and fifteen-year-old Greta decided to stop waiting for political leaders to take action. Instead of going to school on Friday, she made a sign and went on strike in front of Stockholm’s parliament building.

Greta’s solo protest grew into the global Fridays for Future - or School Strike 4 Climate -movement, which millions of people have now joined. She was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Speaking at the ceremony, Pham Van Tan, Deputy Director of the Department of Climate Change under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment recalled that he was touched by Greta’s speech at the UN's Climate Action Summit in September 2019.

He stressed that the Swedish schoolgirl has inspired millions of people around the world, particularly youngsters, to ask for governments, organisations and individuals to work harder for the environment.

The book documents Greta Thunberg's journey to fight for the environment (Photo: