Videos

The project “Enhancing South-South Cooperation – Building the Capacity of Developing Countries to Promote Green Economies” is based on the often-articulated wish of developing countries to exchange and share good practices with other countries of the South. Find all the latest videos related to the Enhancing South-South Cooperation project, as well as videos of Chinese cities promoting Ecological Civilization.

 

Multiple pathways to sustainable development: Thailand - Sufficiency Economy

This video explains King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand's concept of Sufficiency Economy, and how it relates to Green Economy as a vision for sustainable development. Sufficiency Economy serves as a guiding philosophy for Thailand's development plans, and influences environmentally sustainable policies in both the public and private sectors.

Multiple pathways to sustainable development: South Africa - Green Economy

This video provides an introduction to South Africa's transition to a Green Economy and some of the key policies and instruments for its implementation. It also looks at the Wastepreneur Program, which serves as an example of how the country's Green Economy policies can be implemented at the local level, and the impacts they can have on the lives of individuals.

Multiple Pathways to sustainable development: Ecological Civilization in the City of Karamay

This 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.

Multiple Pathways to sustainable development: Ecological Civilization in the City of Guiyang

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

Multiple Pathways to sustainable development: Ecological Civilization in the City of Minhang

This 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.