John D. Liu

John D. Liu is a film-maker with a mission: to rehabilitate desert areas.  After witnessing the very large-scale restoration project in China, he became a soil scientist. He has had a great impact with governments all over the world, as he engaged his passion.


Green Gold - Documentary by John D. Liu

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"It's possible to rehabilitate large-scale damaged ecosystems." Environmental film maker John D. Liu documents large-scale ecosystem restoration projects in China, Africa, South America and the Middle East, highlighting the enormous benefits to people and planet of undertaking these efforts globally. 



Hope in a changing climate


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Documentary movie by John D. Liu on ecosystem restoration, sustainability and Hope.



John D. 

Liu answers questions about 

"Hope in a Changing Climate"


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Environmental Education Media Project Executive Founder John D. Liu answers questions about "Hope in a Changing Climate" after it screened on Saturday, Dec. 12, at the COP15 Agriculture & Rural Development Day in Copenhagen.



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John Dennis Liu is a Chinese American who has lived in China for three decades. In 1981 Mr. Liu helped to open the CBS News bureau in Beijing at the time of normalization of relations between the U.S. and China, staying with CBS News for more than 10 years. He also worked for Radiotelevisione Italiana (RAI Italian Television), Swiss Television (SRG) and Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF German Television).

For the past 15 years, Mr. Liu has concentrated on ecological film making and has written, produced and directed films on grasslands, deserts, wetlands, oceans, rivers, urban development, atmosphere, forests, endangered animals and other topics primarily for Earth Report and Life Series on the BBC World. In 2003, Mr. Liu wrote, produced and directed "Jane Goodall - China Diary" for National Geographic.

Since 1997, Mr. Liu has directed the Environmental Education Media Project (EEMP). Mr. Liu was also the driving force in the creation and development of the "China Environment and Sustainable Development Reference and Research Center" (CESDRRC), the China HIV/AIDS Information Network (CHAIN) and the Environmental Education Media Project (Mongolia).

Mr. Liu is a foreign expert at the International Cultural Exchange Audio/Visual Publishing House, the Rothamsted International Fellow for the Communication of Science at the Rothamsted Research Institute, a member of the Steering Committee of the Global Forum on Media for Development, associate professor at George Mason University's Center for Climate and Society and Senior Research Fellow, IUCN.
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