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Ecological Civilization in the City of GuiyangEcological Civilization in the City of Guiyang

The video on the city of Guiyang, located in southwest China, explores how local policymakers have abandoned traditional development models in favour of constructing an Ecological Civilization City, which benefits the economy, environment and local communities.  As a result, the city has accelerated the pace for eliminating heavy pollution industries and encouraged the development of green industries.

Ecological Civilization in the City of KaramayEcological Civilization in the City of Karamay

The video on Karamay in China’s far western province of Xinjiang explains how the oil extraction industry caused serious damage to the region’s vegetation and soil, as well as to the water and air quality.  In recent years, however, Karamay has created a cleaner and greener city by promoting an ecological civilization approach. 

Ecological Civilization in the City of MinhangEcological Civilization in the City of Minhang

The video on the Minhang Development Zone demonstrates the need to balance economic growth with the environment.  Established in the 1980s, the development zone is home to many Fortune 500 companies. The zone is located in southwest Shanghai, on the upper stream of the Huangpu River, which is the main water source for the city. 

India makes a strong case for a Green EconomyIndia makes a strong case for a Green Economy

Jairam Ramesh, Indian Minister for Environment and Forests speaks about the importance of a Green Economy in India