The Environmental Education Media Project (EEMP) documented a decade long World Bank project located in the north central China Loess Plateau, which dramatically and successfully transformed an area larger than Belgium from a totally devastated wasteland into a fully functional eco-system. This experience is now being transferred from China to successful national and local efforts in Africa in Rwanda, Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania. The UNEP and other organizations are cooperating to share this knowledge globally. The global implications of successful large-scale ecosystem rehabilitation and its impact on climate change cannot be underestimated. This represents a paradigm shift in human understanding and behavior is a critical component to address the inter-related issues of food security, fresh water, habitat, poverty, income disparity and climate change.