John D. Liu founded and has directed the Environmental Education Media Project (EEMP) since its creation in the mid 1990’s. In this capacity John has produced, written and directed a number of films on various ecological and environmental subjects. In 1995 the World Bank assigned John to document the baseline of the restoration of China’s Loess Plateau and in returning to continue this documentation over the years John witnessed the amazing transformation of formerly barren landscapes into recovering ecosystems. The potential of restoration and the importance of communicating that potential in the face of biodiversity loss, desertification, climate changes and poverty have determined the course of John’s work. His films, including “Hope in a Changing Climate”, have helped policy makers and the public around the world to see the potential of restoration in sequestering carbon and returning natural ecological function to lands that have been historically degraded.
John’s work has taken him to over 80 countries in Asia, the Americas, Europe, Africa and Australia. In 2006, John was named Rothamsted International Fellow for the Communication of Science. John, formerly senior research fellow for IUCN for 3 years, is now Visiting Research Fellow at the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO) of the Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences and Ecosystem Ambassador for the Commonland Foundation as well as remaining Director of the Environmental Education Media Project (EEMP).
Ecology and Landscape remediation
Environmental Education Media Project