Courses

  • 7 Modules

    Biodiversity finance

    This course will provide you with the tools to assess the policy, institutional, and economic context for biodiversity finance; conduct a financial needs assessment to achieve a country’s biodiversity goals; and develop a biodiversity finance plan that identifies the most suitable finance solutions. It will teach you how to develop financially sound and politically feasible biodiversity finance plans. The course is aimed at conservation planning and biodiversity finance practitioners and policymakers, but is open to anyone.
  • 0 Modules

    BIOFIN methodology: biodiversity finance plan

    The Biodiversity Finance Plan (BFP) is the 4th step of the BIOFIN Methodology and it identifies and prioritises a mix of suitable biodiversity finance solutions to reduce the biodiversity finance gap.
  • 0 Modules

    BIOFIN methodology: policy and institutional review

    The Biodiversity Finance Policy and Institutional Review (PIR) is the first step of the BIOFIN Methodology and it looks into the policy and institutional context for biodiversity finance in the country, establishing which are the key stakeholders to involve.
  • 0 Modules

    Green bonds: an opportunity for financing biodiversity

    Green bonds can mobilize resources from domestic and international capital markets for climate change adaptation, renewables and other environment-friendly projects. They are no different from conventional bonds, their only unique characteristic being the specified use of proceeds which are invested in projects that generate environmental benefits. In its simplest form, a bond issuer (public or private) will raise a fixed amount of capital, repaying the capital and accrued interests over a set period of time. Sovereign bonds and forest bonds are being issued to finance biodiversity-related activities.
  • 5 Modules

    Sustainable finance

    This module covers aspects related to sustainable finance, including business planning, assessing finance needs, and developing a sustainable finance plan. This module forms part of the curriculum of the Programme of Work on Protected Areas (PoWPA Goal 3.4).
  • 8 Modules

    Valuing biodiversity and ecosystem services – an introduction

    In this topic, we provide an overview of the consequences and causes of biodiversity loss, a description of the range of ecosystem services that nature provides, and an introduction to the concept of economic valuation of biodiversity and ecosystem services.