Nature-based solutions for sustainable development

In this micro-course, you will learn how nature-based solutions can contribute to addressing societal challenges and achieving sustainable development, particularly in the context of water security, climate action, and nature-based livelihoods.
Estimated effort: 4 hours total for all course requirements
Course type: Micro-course
Languages: Английский


Over the last four generations, humanity has made great strides in global development. At the same time, we have witnessed unprecedented levels of water and food crises, natural disasters, interstate conflict, social instability, involuntary migration, climate change, and many other threats that have led us to a state of planetary emergency. Nature-based solutions offer a pathway for reversing the loss and degradation of ecosystems and biodiversity.

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is pleased to offer a FREE micro-course on “Nature-based solutions for sustainable development.” 

This short course aims to introduce you to nature-based solutions for water, climate change, and livelihoods, and inspire you to apply and promote them in your context.

Learning objectives

By the time you complete this micro-course, you will be able to:

  • Define nature-based solutions
  • Identify examples of nature-based solutions and understand their contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Identify the starting point for integrating nature-based solutions into national water plans
  • Understand how nature-based solutions can improve countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)
  • Utilize case study examples from multiple countries as context for your work

Course topics

  • Урок 1: Introduction to nature-based solutions
  • Урок 2: Nature-based solutions and water
  • Урок 3: Nature-based solutions and climate change

Course completion requirements

To receive the certificate of course completion, participants must:

  • Complete three online lessons
  • Pass three quizzes
  • Complete the course survey

Certificates of completion

In order for our site to issue the certificate, all the activities must be marked with green checkmarks. Once each activity in your course room contains a green checkmark, the certificate will be automatically generated and will become available for download in PDF format directly from this page.

Certificates of completion only indicate the completion of the training. They do not imply proficiency on the subject matter, nor should they be seen as a professional certification. 

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  • 6 Activities
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Anusha Kant

Thank you for the excellent insightful information on Nature-Based Solutions for sustainable developments.

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This course was really my favorite

Byron Boekhoudt

Hi, can the lettering on the certificate be corrected?
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Hi Byron. Apologies for the very late reply. If you would want to change your name on the certificate, you could do so by editing your name on your profile.

Kyaw Soe Win

Dear Course Manager,
I received my certificate with my first name”Kyaw”. So, Could you please change my name in the certificate as “Kyaw Soe Win”.
Thanks in advance.
Best regards,
Kyaw Soe Win

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Hi Byron. Apologies for the very late reply. I see that you have changed your name on your profile. Your certificate should now reflect this change.


Where is my name is this certificate?

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Hi Farhana. I apologize for the very late reply. The name on your certificate should reflect the name you have on your profile