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‘Hope in a Changing Climate’ was screened at the COP 15 climate change summit in Copenhagen in December 2009. The 30-minute documentary, produced by the Environmental Education Media Project, demonstrates the enormous potential of activities to rehabilitate damaged ecosystems around the world. The film features interviews with world leaders and uses case studies from China, Ethiopia and Rwanda where ecosystem restoration efforts have helped to significantly improve the sustainable economic, social and agricultural activities of the community.
This is an uplifting piece of research that identifies how changing the way that land is used and conserving vegetation can help to stabilise climate change, reduce poverty and support sustainable agriculture.