Ecosystem Ambassador for the Commonland Foundation and Visiting Research Fellow at the Netherlands Institute of Ecology of the Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences (NIOO/KNAW)
After 15 years as a Television Producer and Cameraman for CBS News, RAI and ZDF John began to study ecology in the mid 1990s. He founded the Environmental Education Media Project (EEMP), and helped create the China Environment and Sustainable Development Reference and Research Center (CESDRRC). He also helped create the China HIV/AIDS Information Center (CHAIN). Over the years John has produced, directed, written and presented numerous films.
John D Liu
Moving, thought-provoking video made by American-Chinese film maker and Ecosystem Ambassador John D. Liu. Courtesy of
Commonland.com and Ecosystemrestorationcamps.org
In 2006 supported by the GEF, DFID, and the World Bank I presented many times in Africa … South Africa, Rwanda, Tanzania and Ethiopia. Here is documentation of the trip. This led to shifting development in Ethiopia to Sustainable Land Management and in Rwanda to changing the Land Use Laws.
UN Convention on Combating Desertification Land for Life AwardsThis film was made for the UN Convention on Combating Desertification Land for Life Awards. The amazing Turkish participatory organization TEMA won an award and were honored
Invitation to support the Ecosystem Restoration Camp in SpainEcosystem Restoration Camp in Spain.
Scaling Up Poverty Reduction in China This film was produced and originally shown at the Shanghai Poverty Reduction Conference in May 2004. The fact that the Chinese have lifted hundreds of millions of people out of poverty is of huge importance to the world. I wrote, produced, directed and narrated this film