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.


Ecological 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 Guiyang

The 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.

Ecological 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.