Do you need to make a stronger business case for biodiversity conservation? Do you want to become more skilled at developing financially sound and politically feasible solutions to conservation and development challenges? Do you need to know how to develop an effective biodiversity finance plan? Do you want access to more tools to assess the policy, institutional, and economic context for biodiversity finance, and to conduct a financial needs assessment to achieve a country’s biodiversity goals?
Join a FREE seven-week Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Biodiversity Finance. It will be facilitated in English, French, Spanish and Russian, and will run from 15 April to 31 May 2019. The course is aimed at conservation planning and biodiversity finance practitioners and policymakers but is open to everyone.
Watch this brief introductory video about the course! In it, leading biodiversity finance experts will greet you and explain how this course will help you see biodiversity in a different light. Learn how nature is also a core component for economic growth, job creation, poverty reduction, an investment in national food security, water security, and climate resilience.
Biodiversity Finance MOOC highlights and outcomes:
Gain an overview of key issues related to biodiversity finance
Interact with experts in national biodiversity finance from more than a dozen countries
Join a worldwide network of biodiversity finance practitioners and policymakers
Receive a certificate of completion from premier development institutions
Take a deep dive into rich online lessons, webinars, assignments, finance solutions and discussions
The course will cover the following topics:
Week 1: Introduction to biodiversity and sustainable development
Week 2: Introduction to biodiversity finance
Week 3: Biodiversity finance policy and institutional review
Week 4: Biodiversity expenditure review
Week 5: Biodiversity financial needs assessment
Week 6: Biodiversity finance plan
Week 7: Implementing the biodiversity finance plan
By the time the course is completed, you will be able to:
Assess the policy, institutional, and economic context for biodiversity finance;
Conduct a financial needs assessment to achieve a country’s biodiversity goals;
Develop a biodiversity finance plan for most suitable finance solutions.