Applying Resilience Thinking to National Biodiversity Plans

The module discusses how resilience thinking can be used to help facilitate delivery of the global biodiversity and development agendas. With a focus on national biodiversity plans, the course will show you how resilience thinking can inform policymaking, planning, and implementation to deliver on the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and the Sustainable Development Goals.

 Languages: English, French, Spanish
 Estimated effort: 3 hours/all course requirements
 Course type: Self-paced module
Partners: GEFTNC, IUCN WCPAPronaturaCBDUNDP, NBSAP Forum


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Applying Resilience Thinking to National Biodiversity Plans discusses how resilience thinking can be used to help facilitate delivery of the global biodiversity and development agendas. With a focus on national biodiversity plans, the course shows how resilience thinking can inform policymaking, planning, and implementation to deliver on the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and the Sustainable Development Goals. This course builds on the module Understanding resilience thinking, which introduces the concept of resilience and shows how resilience assessments can be used to address pressing conservation and development challenges.

Applying Resilience Thinking to National Biodiversity Plans is aimed at policymakers, managers and practitioners working in the sustainable development and conservation planning sectors, but is open to anyone. The course was produced by the United Nations Development Programme in partnership with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the International Union for Conservation of Nature World Commission on Protected Areas (IUCN WCPA), PronaturaNBSAP Forum and The Nature Conservancy.

Please note that only the online lessons, the final course exam, and the course survey are required to receive the course certificate. The webinars, readings, and TED talks are all optional supplementary material should you want to dive deeper into a given topic.

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The content of this self-paced e-learning module was used during the two-part Massive Open Online Course "Introduction to Resilience for Development", which took place in January 2018. View the course report below.

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