Why join our course?

Nature offers many solutions to reduce the impacts of disasters and climate change, such as protecting forests on steep slopes, maintaining sand dunes along coastline and wetlands to buffer excess rainwater.

In this free-of-charge* Massive Open Online Course, find out how people around the world are building resilience to disasters and climate change impacts through Nature-based Solutions.

This course will help you understand how to apply these Nature-based Solutions that restore or protect natural or modified ecosystems and biodiversity and allow for their sustainable management.

This course is open to everyone, whether you have an environmental background or not and you can choose from any of your preferred languages including English, French, Chinese (Mandarin), Spanish, Arabic, Hindi, and Indonesian.

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Who is the course aimed at?

Nature-based Solutions for increasing disaster and climate resilience are relevant to everybody and each of us can take some actions – small or large in promoting them. With this in mind, the introductory module is designed to be accessible to everyone, whatever your level of experience or your background.

The 2 focused modules will be open to everyone who would like to deepen their knowledge of the application of NbS and are targeted at specific groups, namely:

  • Practitioners: Risk reduction & climate change experts, environmental managers, NGOs, and local government.
  • Policy makers:Decision makers at international, national, and local levels.
  • Engineers & Urban planners: Including architects, geographers and urban designers.
  • Businesses: Including banking, insurance, and Corporate Social Responsibility managers.
  • Youth: Parents, teachers and children.
What will I get out of this course?
  • 01

    Guidance on how to apply Nature-based Solutions in enhancing resilience to disasters and climate change, whether you are a youth leader, practitioner, policy maker, engineer or business owner.

  • 02

    Gain knowledge about how human activities are interlinked with ecological systems and main tools and approaches for applying Nature-based Solutions to reducing disaster and climate risks.

  • 03

    Hear from world leaders in the field! Learn how policy makers are including nature as a solution to reducing disaster and climate impacts.

  • 04

    Learn how practitioners are applying Nature-based Solutions for reducing risks of natural hazards by investing in restoration and protection at different scales.

  • 05

    Learn about green infrastructure and designing with nature as a viable complement to grey engineered protection infrastructures for reducing impacts of disaster events.

  • 06

    A certificate with your name and the host institutions. More information on this soon..

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This course is being developed with support from the European Union.

Do you want to find out how nature can help in protecting people from disasters and solving the climate crisis?
Then this free online course is for you!

Learn what young people and teachers, policy makers, practitioners, businesses and engineers can do to get involved in our race against the climate emergency.

  • Pre-Registration Date:
    October 13th, 2020
  • Expected Launch Date:
    January, 2021
  • Cost:
    *FREE: The course is free. Fees for obtaining the certificate may apply.
  • Location:
  • Course Length:
    3-6 hours depending on your level of interest
  • Course Contents:
    Unit 1:
    Why is this topic relevant for me?
    Unit 2:
    What are Nature-based Solutions?
    Unit 3:
    Nature-based Solutions applied to pressing challenges: urbanization, coastal development, and drylands expansion
    Unit 4:
    Including communities, youth, and indigenous people in Nature-based Solutions
    Unit 5:
    From policy to practice
    Unit 6:
    The business case for Nature-based Solutions
  • Languages Offered:
    English, French, Chinese (Mandarin), Spanish, Arabic, Hindi, and Indonesian
  • Pre-Register:
It all sounds great, where can I register?

In order to make it as widely accessible as possible, the course will be available free of charge on a number of different platforms, which will be announced shortly.

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