(BEIJING, CHINA, April 20, 2011) – The National Center for Sustainable Development, a Washington, D.C. based 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization (“NCSD”) is proud to announce its participation in a first of its kind collaboration between China and the U.S., in the production of a documentary that the NCSD, as the international partner to China Central Television is co-producing with China Central Television, Science and Education Programming Center (“CCTV”) on the subject of global climate change that examines its historical record and its evolving impact on the earth’s environment and global populations.

The title of the documentary is:

“Warm and Cold We Share Together… A Civilization Journey of Climate”

As part of its on-going capacity building efforts with the China Clean Development Mechanism Fund (“CDMFund”) under the China-U.S. Low Carbon Development Cooperation Program (the “Program”) for high-level bi-lateral cooperation between China and the U.S. on sustainable low carbon development, the NCSD is a key sponsor of the documentary, along with the China CDMFund, the State Council Information Office of the PRC, the National Development and Reform Commission (“NDRC”) and the China Meteorological Administration, and a co-producer of the documentary along with CCTV and Beijing Huafeng Group of Meteorological Audio & Video Information.

On April 14, 2011, CCTV, in association with the NDRC and other sponsors, held a press conference in Beijing, China to officially announce the launch of the production of “Warm and Cold, We Share Together… A Civilization Journey of Climate,” a 12-episode TV series documentary that examines the history of the relationship between humankind and nature…global climate change and its evolving impact on the earth’s environment and global populations is an integral part of this history, and also the essential reason for the birth of this documentary.

The documentary is being filmed in 10 countries, and has already been completed in China, Mongolia, Kenya, Bangladesh, and the Maldives, with the filming in the United States, Germany, United Kingdom, Denmark and Norway taking place from May through June of this year.

The documentary will be showcased this fall at the global climate gathering in November in South Africa by the President of China, Hu Jintao. The documentary will subsequently be released in early 2012 simultaneously in China on CCTV’s channels nationwide and by the NCSD in an English-language version and other languages for world-wide release (ex-China).

The NCSD is working closey with CCTV in the production of the documentary, and is providing assistance in recommending and organizing select individuals and organizations from business, industry, government, academia, and other research and mission driven organizations, to participate in the production of the documentary to provide their thoughts and perspectives on the various subject matters to be covered in the twelve episodes, as well as to provide supporting film footage for the documentary. The NCSD will also be organizing other on-going post-production support activities, recommend collaborative partners, and assist in other commercial efforts and similar activities consistent with promoting the documentary.

This important and significant relationship with the CDMFund and CCTV is in keeping with the NCSD’s heritage and mission as a U.S. not-for-profit organization to address the challenges of sustainable development, such as prudent and positive environmental land use practices, global climate change and low carbon development, water scarcity, food and energy security. The NCSD pursues its mission as an implementing organization primarily through the sponsorship of demonstration projects that prioritize sustainable development together with financial returns so as to achieve sustainable economic, environmental and social benefits that lead to recognition of methods and practices that can be adopted as a matter of public and commercial practice that accrue to local communities once positive environmental practices are in place that ensure standards of human health and safety.

The documentary is essentially a dialogue on the issues of global climate change among different countries, which will set out the historical records and witnesses of humankind’s efforts to address climate change from the Agricultural Civilization, Industrial Civilization, to the present and future. The production and film crews are taking expeditions to different countries and regions threatened by global climate change, and will be interviewing people from different cultures and do interviews with experts on the various subject matters. The goal of the documentary is to deliver the latest news of global climate change and to reveal the future trends and impacts of climate change [at the aspect of reality and history], and more importantly, to raise our collective environmental awareness and take responsibility for action to protect and enhance humankind’s environment.

Ms. Linda Zhao, Chief Producer of the documentary added “We are very happy to be working closely with the NCSD on this major project of global importance and we look forward to many years more cooperation with the NCSD”.

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