The film "Hope in a Changing Climate" is created by John D. Liu and demonstrates that it is possible to rehabilitate large-scale damaged ecosystems and improve the lives of people who have been trapped in poverty for generations.
Transformation talks
Improving life by restoring nature
Seminar with award winning documentary film maker John Dennis Liu
John Dennis Liu is an award winning documentary film maker who has been collecting stories from around the world of people who have used their knowledge and creativity to improve life by restoring crucial ecosystems.

In this seminar, Liu will will show a collection of his documentary movies about restoration of large scale ecosystems and share his experience of designing interventions and of documenting and monitoring the results of such transformations.

The presentation will be followed by a dialogue between researchers and Liu on his ongoing project of documenting international restoration efforts.

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The seminar is part of a new series at the centre called Transformation talks. They discuss how to reverse negative global trends while staying within the planet's boundaries. Great thinkers and doers from academia, policy-making, business and the arts are invited to share and develop innovations and new ideas about how to initiate and navigate profound change that is ethical, just and sustainable.

About John D. Liu
John Dennis Liu is a Chinese American who has lived in China for three decades. For the past 15 years, 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). He is also 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 of the International Union for Conservation of Nature, IUCN.

Time and place
7 March 2013, 13.00 — 15.00
Beijer hall, The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Lilla Frescativägen 4A, Stockholm


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