A gateway to the expertise of a worldwide network of biodiversity practitioners and policymakers
Welcome to Learning for Nature

Learning for Nature is a premier e-learning programme brought to you by the United Nations Development Programme.

Become a part of a community of practice committed to promoting nature-based solutions for sustainable development, and explore a variety of capacity development opportunities offered in partnership with leading organizations in the field of biodiversity conservation and sustainable development.

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The Learning for Nature platform aims to:

Promote best practices in conservation and sustainable development

Develop the capacity of biodiversity policymakers, practitioners, and local and Indigenous communities

Catalyze ongoing peer-to-peer learning and facilitate knowledge exchange

Popular e-learning opportunities



An Introduction to Nature, Business and Finance

Available. Registration open.
6 hours

Self-paced module

Implementation of National Voluntary Carbon Footprint Programmes (NVCFPs)

Available. Registration open.
5 hours
English, Spanish, French

Self-paced module

Youth for Climate Action

Available. Registration open.
7.5 hours

Impact stories

Using Spatial Data to Support National Conservation Priorities in Belarus

Learn how Andrei Kuzmich, participant in the course “Using Spatial Data for Biodiversity,” will apply the knowledge gained in the course to guide his work on conserving and restoring biological and landscape diversity and improving national environmental legislation in Belarus.

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Raising Awareness of Multidimensional Poverty in Ghana

Learn how Queronica Quartey, participant in the 2022 Massive Open Online Course “Designing a Multidimensional Poverty Index,” will apply the knowledge gained in the course to raise awareness of multidimensional poverty in Ghana.

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Restoring Biological Diversity in Costa Rica

Learn about how participants from the Ecosystem Restoration MOOC are applying the knowledge and skills gained in restoration projects in Costa Rica.

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Designing Climate Finance Mechanisms in Armenia

Learn how Artak Baghdasaryan, EU4Climate project Task Leader at UNDP Armenia, is using the knowledge gained from UNDP’s Green Bonds training to to inform the design of effective climate finance tools and mechanisms in Armenia.

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I have had the greatest experience with the Designing a Multidimensional Poverty Index course. It was highly relevant for my work at the office, more so now that we are about to engage in computing the first MPI for Lesotho. Enrolling in this course brought further clarity on what opportunities to explore in order to scale up efforts for nature-based sustainable development.

Knowledge sharing is key to accelerated implementation of conservation mechanisms. Supporting Indigenous communities and integrating traditional knowledge with Western science is central to success. The course “Nature-based solutions for sustainable development” will enhance my ability to communicate our climate program and specifically natural climate solutions to potential funders as we enter the next phase of our project.

The “Communicating the value of biodiversity” course has reinvigorated my enthusiasm and helped channel the future direction of upcoming threatened species work programmes. This course will help strengthen, expand, and further develop the collaborative relationships between our partners, sponsors, advisors, NGOs, service providers, technical specialists, and the local community for the benefit of indigenous biodiversity, future health, and wellbeing.

The “Using spatial data for biodiversity” course is totally focused on the application of a number of free and accessible tools that are currently available to people. There is nothing better than adding value by taking advantage of the remote sensing technology and applying it to key issues for our development and future as human beings.

Lerato Makana

Chief Statistician of the Bureau of Statistics, Lesotho

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Jacqueline Demchuk

Associate Director of Philanthropy of Nature United, Canada

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Rachel Hufton

Aspiring Biodiversity Trust (ABT) Project Coordinator, New Zealand

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Sebastian Ojeda

Map Data Technician at Outdooractive, Colombia

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