Green City Environmental and Cultural Development Center (Guangzhou)

Südwind (Austria)

Environmental education

We see two main goals for our exchange – on the one hand to get to know each other’s organisation and learn more about each others work, objectives and struggles, on the other hand to create a sustainable partnership and keep in touch for possible future projects and experience exchange.

About the Twinning organizations

Green City Environmental and Cultural Development Center, (Guangzhou)

Guangzhou Green City Environmental and Cultural Development Center (GreenCity) was established in 2012 and became a member of IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) in 2016. GreenCity works on water source conservation as well as better management of protected areas and seeks to involve young people in environmental protection and promoting environmental culture. The areas we are currently working on are all located in the southern part of China, mainly in Guangdong province. These areas include the river source of the Dongjiang (a branch of Pearl River) in Jiangxi province, and the Guangdong-Guangxi-Hunan transboundary watershed in Guizhou province. We currently have three full-time staff and three part-time colleagues, normally we are additionally supported by two to three interns.

Südwind, (Austria)

Südwind is an independent NGO established in the 1980s and defines itself as an Austrian Service for Information about Development Topics. Through the distribution of information Südwind tries to contribute to the development of a more just global system. Currently Südwind has about 40 employees, which are divided between the headquarter in Vienna and seven regional offices. Besides their bulletin “Südwind Magazin” they work in one of two main departments, one about education focusing on global education and one about campaigning with partners in Europe and all over the globe. Südwind closely cooperates with international partners to share information in Austria and Europe with various stakeholders, students, teachers, politicians and the wider public.