Online course on Biodiversity Finance

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The world’s natural capital is worth US$125 trillion per year. This number exceeds the global GDP. The food we eat, the clean air we breathe, our water, medicine, and places for recreation all depend on nature. Humanity depends on nature. Yet, we have historically ignored its value. Nature’s services are threatened - by conflicting private and public interests, ineffective policy and governance, and insufficient financing. It’s time to make a business case for financially sound and politically feasible solutions for biodiversity.

UNDP and its partners invite you to learn how to do just that in our upcoming Massive Online Open Course on Biodiversity Finance, a free seven-week course, offered in English, Spanish French and Russian. This course will teach participants how 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 for most suitable finance solutions.

The course runs from 15 April through 31 May 2019 and is designed to train biodiversity policymakers and practitioners to use the language of business and finance to better conserve biodiversity while delivering on national economic priorities.

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