Climate Action in Biodiverse Landscapes
About this course
The question is no longer WHY should we take climate action, but rather HOW we can take action. In this course you will learn how to take joint action to understand and address climate change impacts in your landscape or work.
It is widely recognized that there is an interconnection between climate change and biodiversity. With examples from all over the world, you will learn how climate change negatively affects biodiversity and human well-being, but also how biodiversity can play an important role in adaptation and mitigation efforts. With the support of professionals from various fields you will be guided from analysis to identifying innovate climate solutions at landscape level.
Join this course if you want to:
- Understand how climate change is impacting you and your landscape
- Know how to mobilize collaboration among landscape actors
- Learn from nature-based climate solutions from around the world
- Get practical support in taking some first steps in climate action in your landscape
This course is also part of the Sustainable and Inclusive Landscapes Professional Certificate Programme. Following the complete programme lets you harness the power of place and advance your career as a landscape leader.
The programme consists of the following courses, which can be taken in any given order:
- Landscape Leadership: Catalyse sustainable development in landscapes
- Landscape Finance: Investing in Innovation for Sustainable Landscapes
- Landscape Governance: Collaborating Across Sectors and Scales
- Climate Action in Biodiverse Landscapes (this course)
What you'll learn
- Define and explain different forms of climate action and understand the global urgency to take collective action
- Understand how climate change is impacting you and your landscape and why the landscape is a good entry point to take climate action
- Understand the relationship between climate change and biodiversity, and why integrating biodiversity in climate action is essential
- Assess stakeholder dynamics in your landscape and understand the importance of effective multi-stakeholder collaboration for climate action
- Apply participatory tools and methods to assess climate vulnerabilities and identify, prioritise and assess adaptation and mitigation measures to support landscape decision making
- Explain what nature-based climate solutions are and how they can benefit your landscape
- Turn your climate action into a business case and identify potential sources of climate finance
The level of the course is intermediate. The prerequisites are a BA/BSc or higher level certificate in social or natural sciences and a minimum of one year's academic or professional engagement in landscapes or climate change.