Climate Action in Biodiverse Landscapes

Further your career in resilient landscapes management

Estimated Time 4 weeks
at 4-6 hours per week
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What you'll learn

  • Define and explain different forms of climate action and understand the global urgency to take collective action;
  • Understand how climate change is impacting you and your landscape and why the landscape is a good entry point to take climate action;
  • Understand the relationship between climate change and biodiversity, and why integrating biodiversity in climate action is essential;
  • Assess stakeholder dynamics in your landscape and understand the importance of effective multi-stakeholder collaboration for climate action;
  • Apply participatory tools and methods to assess climate vulnerabilities and identify, prioritise and assess adaptation and mitigation measures to support landscape decision making;
  • Explain what nature-based climate solutions are and how they can benefit your landscape;
  • Turn your climate action in to a business case and identify potential sources of climate finance.

About this course

There is no planet B. It’s time to take effective climate action for which collaboration and innovation are key. This online course will boost your knowledge and skills to help you move from analysis to action in order to develop climate smart landscapes across the world.

About this course
The question is no longer WHY we should take climate action, but rather HOW we can take action. In this course you will learn how to take joint action to understand and address climate change impacts in your landscape or work.
It is widely recognized that there is an interconnection between climate change and biodiversity. With examples from all over the world, you will learn how climate change negatively affects biodiversity and human well-being, but also how biodiversity can play an important role in adaptation and mitigation efforts. With the support of professionals from various fields you will be guided from analysis to identifying innovate climate solutions at landscape level.
Join this course if you want to:
Understand how climate change is impacting you and your landscape
Know how to mobilize collaboration among landscape actors
Learn from nature-based climate solutions from around the world
Get practical support in taking some first steps in climate action in your landscape

This course is also part of the Sustainable and Inclusive Landscapes Professional Certificate Programme. Following the complete programme lets you harness the power of place and advance your career as a landscape leader. The programme consists of the following courses, which can be taken in any given order:
Landscape Leadership: Catalyse sustainable development in landscapes
Landscape Finance: Investing in Innovation for Sustainable Landscapes
Landscape Governance: Collaborating Across Sectors and Scales
Climate Action in Biodiverse Landscapes (this course)

   Location : Online
Institution : Wageningen University & Research
Topics: : Climate change, Landscape Approach
Level: : beginner
Price: : Free (add a verified certificate for a fee)

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About The Landscape Academy

At the Global Landscapes Forum, we believe that learning is the foundation of long-lasting change. Through collaborative learning among diverse stakeholders, conflicts can be mediated and solved, and innovative solutions to global challenges can be created. For professionals currently working in their landscapes or landscapes around the world, we help them understand landscape approaches and how to operationalize them within their own contexts.

For this, the Landscape Academy brings together relevant online and offline learning opportunities that you can choose from to create a customized program. GLF helps future professionals build their knowledge and shape their careers. Find your course or curriculum today.