Courses

  • 7 Modules

    Fundamentals on REDD+

    This course is one of two courses offered by the REDD+ Academy. It provides the basis for a good understanding of REDD+ principles. The second course, “Advancing on REDD+,” provides content for a deeper understanding of how countries can benefit from applying REDD+ at a national level. Overall, the two courses provide an overview of key REDD+ issues with the aim of empowering participants to contribute to a well-informed national REDD+ process.
  • 2 Modules

    Gender and mining governance

    In this course, you will learn how to foster women’s equal engagement in mining projects, how to take action to eliminate gender-based violence in affected communities, and understand how investment in gender equality and women’s leadership in mining governance can lead to stable and resilient communities.
  • 3 Modules

    Gender equality, women’s empowerment and leadership in the context of national biodiversity planning and reporting

    Gender equality, women’s empowerment, and biodiversity conservation are central issues to the international conservation and sustainable development agendas. This module will provide you with tools to improve conservation outcomes by engaging women, as well as men, as central actors during the development and implementation of National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs).
  • 0 Modules

    Gender mainstreaming and biodiversity conservation

    In this webinar, Tanya McGregor, the Gender Programme Officer at the CBD Secretariat, explored how the Convention recognizes gender as an essential component of successful biodiversity conservation. Pilar Jacobo, representing Mexicos' National Commission on Protected Areas, described the effectiveness of linking gender and protected areas. Finally, Mrinalini Rai, from the Global Forest Coalition (GFC), shared her experience as Advisor on Indigenous Peoples and Gender.
  • 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.
  • 1 Module

    Green Entrepreneurship

    This course will offer a step-by-step framework for transforming a green business idea into a viable business plan. It will provide the tools needed to generate, test, and refine an idea for a green business, together with successful examples of green entrepreneurs’ paths from business ideas to value-generating, market-fit solutions.
  • 0 Modules

    Harnessing the power of the sun

    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.
  • 0 Modules

    How can spatial data support biodiversity monitoring and management?

    Would you like to deepen your understanding of how the 6NR results can be used to support conservation and sustainable development planning? In this webinar, representatives from Belize, Ecuador, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo explained how the spatial data generated during development of their 6NR is being used to improve NBSAP implementation. They also demonstrated how these data are enhancing biodiversity monitoring and management.
  • 0 Modules

    How conservation planning can inform key decisions for advancing and implementing NBSAP

    Conservation planning involves important decisions: What do we want to conserve? Where should we do it? How should we do it? What resources will it take? How will we know we have done it? This webinar explains how conservation planning can inform key decisions during NBSAP implementation. It explores a conservation planning road map that integrates strategic and spatial planning. The session also focuses on tools and methods that answer important questions related to NBSAP implementation.
  • 0 Modules

    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.