Nature-based Solutions for Disaster and Climate Resilience

Further your career in resilient landscapes management

Estimated Time 7 weeks
at 3-6 hours per week
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About this course

Nature offers many solutions for reducing the impacts from disasters and climate impacts. This may include protecting forests on steep slopes, maintaining sand dunes along coastlines, wetlands to buffer excess rainwater. These so-called ‘Nature- based solutions’ (NbS) are an important piece in the puzzle to building the resilience of households and communities to an ever-increasing number of disaster events around the world.

For years, experience and evidence on NbS from around the world has been growing. But many people – from policy makers, through to engineers and businesses – don’t yet know how NbS can help them solve the challenges they’re facing from events like floods, heatwaves, or droughts. These events affect the lives of millions of people every year.

So, what are ‘Nature-based solutions’, or NbS? How can they help build resilience to disasters and climate change impacts? Why is NbS relevant? How can I apply NbS in my work and everyday life?

In this online course, UNEP and environmental experts from around the world will provide you with answers to those questions, reaching out to you and me, to planners, policy makers, engineers, businesses, and youth. This is an opportunity for you to join a community of learners and environmental advocates.

First touching upon the “why”, the course provides an introduction to nature-based solutions for disaster and climate resilience, the benefits and potential opportunities. Then, specific modules aimed at different target audiences will focus on the practical application of nature-based solutions, the “how”.

What you’ll learn

  • Learn how to apply Nature-based Solutions in enhancing resilience to disasters and climate change, whether you are a youth leader, practitioner, policy maker, engineer or business owner
  • Learn about how human activities are interlinked with ecological systems and main tools and approaches for applying Nature-based Solutions to reducing disaster and climate risks
  • Learn how policy makers are including nature as a solution in policy processes for reducing disaster and climate risks
  • Learn how practitioners are applying nature-based solutions for reducing risks of natural hazards by investing in restoration and protection
  • Learn about green infrastructure and designing with nature as a viable complement to grey engineered protection structures for reducing impacts of disaster events
  • Learn what young people and teachers, policy makers, practitioners, businesses and engineers can do to get involved in our race against the climate emergency

 

   Location : Online
Institution : UNEP; PEDRR
Topics: : Climate change
Level: : intermediate
Price: : Free

Robust overview of learning opportunities for (future) landscape professionals

Professionally developed courses

Free online learning platform

Formal accreditation

Content based on global case-studies

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.