Biodiversity Finance

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.

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 SUMMARY REPORT

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  info@learningfornature.org.

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Course Includes

  • 7 Modules
  • 40 Activities
  • 7 Quizzes
  • Course Certificate

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Frequently Asked Questions

 

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This course is available in four languages: English, French, Spanish and Russian. To change the language, navigate to the course home page. At the top of the page, select English, French, Russian, or Spanish to view the course in your chosen language.

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This course is aimed at conservation planning and biodiversity finance practitioners and policymakers, but is open to everyone.

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Participants should be able to access the Internet, even if only periodically, in order to access the course materials.

By default, your browser may translate pages in a language that is different from your default browser language. When you switch between languages in the course room, your browser may translate pages automatically, causing formatting and text discrepancies. If the issue occurs, we recommend disabling automatic translations. For more information on how to do this, please view this page.  
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In order to receive the certificate of course completion, participants must complete the six required lessons, the six weekly quizzes with a score of 60% or higher, the final test, and the course survey. These are the ONLY requirements to receive the certificate.

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No, there are no specific system requirements to view the content of this course.

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We understand the limitations of participants who reside in locations with poor Internet connectivity. All online lessons are available for download within the course room. However, participants need Internet access to complete the required components of the course - the six required weekly quizzes, the final test, and the course survey.

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For technical assistance, please contact us at info@learningfornature.org. You can also contact us by clicking on the “Contact Course Coordinator” button in the top right corner of the course room.

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No. Starting on 1 July 2019 the forums of this course, similarly to all the forums in the self-paced course rooms on Learning for Nature, are not monitored by the Learning for Nature team. The forums are available for participants to interact with each other and exchange expertise. Therefore, please do not expect a response to forum posts from moderators or facilitators. For all inquiries addressed to the Learning for Nature team, please email info@learningfornature.org. We encourage you to interact with other participants by responding to their posts, tagging them in your posts, or sending them a private message to discuss the content in more detail bilaterally.

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