Courses

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    Combating illegal trade in wildlife

    Do you want to learn about the economic, developmental and environmental aspects of the illegal wildlife trade? Are you interested in exploring global illegal wildlife supply chains and analyzing ways to trigger behavioral change and engage local communities in wildlife conservation as part of a broader set of sustainable development strategies and solutions? Would you like to become part of the community-of-practice in the fight against the illegal trade in wildlife and forest products? Pre-register for the Massive Online Open Course on Combating Illegal Trade in Wildlife today.
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    Community-based natural resource management in Hawai’i

    This podcast features Kevin Chang, Co-Director of Kuaʻāina Ulu ʻAuamo (KUA), a network that supports community-based natural resource management in Hawaiʻi by working together with government agencies and communities towards restoring Hawaiʻi communities’ traditional role as caretakers of their land.
  • 2 Modules

    Environmental governance of the mining sector

    This webinar series explores the tools and strategies to understand and act upon the effects of mining on human rights, including the right to a safe and healthy environment of different groups in society, across time, and across different localities. We introduce the ecosystem services framework and explain how it can be used to enhance public decision-making and strengthen Environmental Impact Assessment procedures. The webinars also focus on the environmental licensing functions and tasks of government institutions at the national and regional level. Using Colombia as a case study, we analyze the role of public administration in promoting good governance and preventing environmental harm by the mining sector.
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    Human rights and the environment

    The NBSAP Forum, along with the Forum for Law, Environment, Development and Governance (FLEDGE), the UN Environment Law Division, UNDP and Swedbio at the Stockholm Resilience Centre, co-hosted a three-part webinar series on human rights, environment and biodiversity. Environmental laws related to protection and governance incorporate various tenets of human rights. Principle 1 of the Stockholm Declaration, which was adopted at the U.N. Conference on Human Environment in 1972, recognizes the right to freedom, equality and adequate conditions of life, and underscores the importance of the environment in achieving a life of dignity and wellbeing. Additionally, Principle 1 of the Rio Convention, adopted in 1992, draws our attention to the importance of linkages between human rights and the environment when it states that human beings are entitled to a healthy and productive life in harmony with nature.
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    Incentivizing whistleblowers to report illegal wildlife trafficking

    Aichi Biodiversity Target 12 focuses on preventing the extinction of threatened species and improving their conservation status. Whistleblowers play a key role as the most important source of information regarding fraud. This webinar explores how whistleblowers can report wildlife crime and receive monetary awards under the Lacey and Endangered Species Acts, which supports the provision of monetary incentives to persons who disclose information about wildlife crimes. These laws strengthen the ability of the government to detect and prosecute crime.
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    Legal preparedness for implementing NBSAPs

    This webinar series provides a broad introduction to the concept of protected area governance. It explores five main issues: (1) the concept of governance, (2) legal factors influencing protected areas governance, (3) relevant international laws and policies, (4) protected area governance types, and (5) linkages between governance and other generic legal elements found in protected areas legislation.
  • 4 Modules

    Nature for Life Hub

    The Nature for Life Hub will offer a virtual venue and communications support for multiple events as part of the four-day program. Hub organizers will work with champions, mobilizers, leaders and speakers who inspire and engage global audiences. These events will provide new content that will be broadcast live on social media and through the official virtual platform, as well as available online after the hub.
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    Sixth National Report technical webinar series

    This webinar series was developed by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, UNDP and UN Environment. It focuses on the capacity building needs expressed by Parties to produce a high quality, data-driven, gender-responsive Sixth National Report.
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    The role of indigenous peoples and local communities in territorial governance

    This episode of the Nature for Development podcast recorded during COP24 in Poland features an interview with Juan Carlos Jintiach, Coordinator of Indigenous Organizations of the Amazon River Basin. Juan Carlos talks about indigenous peoples’ engagement in the UNFCCC process, the importance of governance, land rights and indigenous peoples’ participation if the process of saving the remaining tropical forests, and the recently approved indigenous peoples’ platform under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
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    The role of subnational governments in reducing deforestation and sustainable rural development

    This episode of the Nature for Development podcast recorded during the regional meeting of the Governors Climate and Forest Task Force features an interview with Rafael Robles de Benito, Climate Change Director of the State of Quintana Roo, Mexico. Rafael speaks of the role and importance of subnational government for addressing deforestation and promoting low-carbon sustainable development in tropical countries.