Biodiversity Finance


This course will provide you with the tools 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 that identifies the most suitable finance solutions. It will teach you how to develop financially sound and politically feasible biodiversity finance plans. The course is aimed at conservation planning and biodiversity finance practitioners and policymakers, but is open to anyone.

7 Modules

Estimated effort: 14 hours/all course requirements
 Languages: English | French | Spanish | Russian
 Course type: Self-paced e-learning module

Do you need to make a stronger business case for biodiversity conservation? Do you want to become more skilled at developing financially sound and politically feasible solutions to conservation and development challenges? Do you need to know how to develop an effective biodiversity finance plan? Do you want access to more tools to assess the policy, institutional, and economic context for biodiversity finance, and to conduct a financial needs assessment to achieve a country’s biodiversity goals? We are offering a FREE self-paced course on Biodiversity Finance.

The content of this self-paced e-learning module was used during the Massive Open Online Course “Biodiversity Finance”, which took place on 15 April – 31 May 2019. View the course report below.


Course highlights and outcomes:

  • Gain an overview of key issues related to biodiversity finance
  • Receive a certificate of completion from premier development institutions
  • Take a deep dive into rich online lessons, webinars, assignments, and finance solutions

The course will cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to biodiversity and sustainable development
  • Introduction to biodiversity finance
  • Biodiversity finance policy and institutional review
  • Biodiversity expenditure review
  • Biodiversity financial needs assessment
  • Biodiversity finance plan
  • Implementing the biodiversity finance plan

Learning objectives:

By the time the course is completed, you will be able to:

  • Assess the policy, institutional, and economic context for biodiversity finance
  • Conduct a financial needs assessment to achieve a country’s biodiversity goals
  • Develop a biodiversity finance plan for most suitable finance solutions

Course completion requirements:

In order to receive the certificate of course completion, participants must complete:

  • Six lessons
  • Six weekly quizzes with a score of 60% or higher
  • Final test
  • Course survey

The course room also contains optional components, such as homework assignments, webinar recordings, biodiversity finance solutions, discussion forums and additional resources. These components are not required for receiving the course completion certificate.

In order for our site to issue the certificate, all the required activities must be marked with green checkmarks. Once each required 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.

Please note that starting on 1 July 2019 the forums of this course are not monitored by the Learning for Nature team. The forums are available for participants to interact with each other and exchange expertise.

Click “Enroll” to register and view the course content . If you have any questions, please contact us at


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hello is there still enough time to finish the course or is the deadline closed?

Usyed Omera Farooq

(Course Coordinator and Course facilitators) Your hard work has proved you deserved appreciations. You have made us realize, We made the right decision by joining this e-learning platform. Good work. Many Thanks…


Great course and very practical, regardless of being mooc!


I have finished this course successfully. Truly speaking, it was very interesting and important especially for biodiversity, forestry, environmental and related professionals.
Besides this, I couldn’t get the way of downloading my certificate, and therefore is there anyone to help me or inform me when to get it?! Thank you indeed!

Learning for Nature

Cogratulations for completing the course. To download your certificate please click on the blue “DOWNLOAD MY CERTIFICATE” button above the Modules table.

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I have conlcuded all the weeks . I found this curse really usefull and interesting . Also , it is a good way to stablish a good networking and collaboration.


I have finished this course


I’ve succefully complete all requirements of the course, and got my certificate, many thanks to organizors and to all of you. Happy to meet for the next program. Justin KASUNYU/Democratic Republic of Congo


hello sir my name is degaulle mirimba I would like to meet to talk about biodiversity in our country. how we can develop that im our country by asking goverment to finance us. i am in kinshasa


Great effort done by UNDP. I really missed the opportunity. Summer time is bit hectic due to lots of work. I would request if the course will start again during winter (Dec to March) time .

Learning for Nature

Hi Ghulam, thanks for your message. Good news, the course is now available as a self-paced course, you can enroll anytime and complete the activities at your own pace.

Good luck and don’t hesitate to contact us should you need additional assistance.


Un curso muy interesante y muy amplio. Gracias!! Muchos temas aun por comprender pero gracias por la apertura a ello.
Saludos a todos!



Merci beaucoup j’ai eu l’attestation


Great learning experience, thank you.

Marco Arlaud

Dear participants, thank you so much for all your positive comments. It is really amazing to see all of you having certificate and ready to bring the BIOFIN methodology in your work. Good luck to you all in your next actions in implementing parts of this course in your day to day work. If you want to read the latest news on BIOFIN look at our website:
The latest news is on Seychelles and their finance plan implementation. Discover the finance solutions the prioritized.


Es más de media noche y lo he conseguido… Gracias nuevamente… Tomaré más cursos…


Buenas tardes, por cuestiones laborales me retrasé pero en estos días complemento las dos semanas que me faltan. Gracias.


Se les agradece la oportunidad brindada para este curso; el cual ha sido de mucho interés para mi persona.



por cuestiones de trabajo me hace falta completar la lección 6 y 7. Es posible terminarlos esta semana y obtener el certificado? El mensaje indica que hay tiempo hasta el 31 de mayo, pero me pregunto si habrá un error ya que eso fue la semana pasada y esta semana es la sétima del curso.

Gracias de antemano


Thank you so much for a great course! We had a high level of information, material and support.


Thank you for a fantastic course and to the funders for making it free! A great level of detail and access to support material for the future. In particular, I learnt a lot about the massive range of biodiversity finance solutions.


Hello! Unfortunately, I was not able to attend the course as I wished. Is it going to be another date to do again? Thank you