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News MOOC on Biodiversity Finance to start on April 15th

Release date 10/04/2019
Contributor Lucie Ongena
Geographical coverage global
Keywords MOOC, biodiversity finance, policy makers

From April 15th to May 31st, BIOFIN is organizing a free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on biodiversity finance. Facilitated in English, French, Spanish and Russian, the course is aimed at conservation planning and biodiversity finance practitioners and policymakers but is open to everyone.


The objectives of the MOOC is to 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.

The course will cover the following topics: 

Week 1: Introduction to biodiversity and sustainable development

Week 2: Introduction to biodiversity finance

Week 3: Biodiversity finance policy and institutional review

Week 4: Biodiversity expenditure review

Week 5: Biodiversity financial needs assessment

Week 6: Biodiversity finance plan

Week 7: Implementing the biodiversity finance plan 


If you want to participate, you need to register on the Learning for Nature website.