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The NBSAP Forum provides free, web-based learning opportunities that build your professional capacity to develop and implement NBSAPs. We offer over 30 free, self-paced online courses on the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and elements of the NBSAP and 6NR revision and implementation processes. At the end of each course, you will receive a certificate of completion. You can take our courses when and where you like with minimum disruptions in your busy working schedule. Enrolling in our e-learning courses is simple. Simply click on the course you are interested and taking. The Forum will take you to a Partner website where our modules are hosted. You can create your profile at no cost, and get started today. We look forward to learning with you!

This course covers the relationship between human rights and the environment; explains the bases for the application of human rights to environmental issues, and the procedural and substantive obligations relating to the environment; and gives examples of constitutions that have incorporated a right to a healthy environment, good practices in procedural and substantive environmental protection. You need about 3 hours to complete the course. 

Note on Partners: The InforMEA Initiative brings together Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEA) to develop harmonized and interoperable information systems for the benefit of Parties and the environment community at large. It is facilitated by UN Environment and financially supported by the European Union. This course was developed in partnership with the United Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).

This course covers the basic principles and concepts of international environmental governance, explaining how international environmental agreements and policies are made, and by whom; who ensures that these agreements are complied with and, if necessary, enforced; how governance works on the level “above” the national jurisdictions, where there is no all encompassing competence as is the case on the State level. You need about 3 hours to complete the course. 

Note on Partners: The InforMEA Initiative brings together Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEA) to develop harmonized and interoperable information systems for the benefit of Parties and the environment community at large. It is facilitated by UN Environment and financially supported by the European Union. This course was developed in partnership with the United Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).

 

This course introduces you to the impact and cost of pollution , the international legal framework for a pollution-free planet, which covers global legally binding and non-legally binding agreements, and the elements of a framework for action. It will take you 4 hour approximately to complete the course, excluding additional materials.

Note on Partners: The InforMEA Initiative brings together Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEA) to develop harmonized and interoperable information systems for the benefit of Parties and the environment community at large. It is facilitated by UN Environment and financially supported by the European Union. 

This course will expose you to the crisis of Environmental Defenders. It has been estimated that about 1600 environmental defenders have been killed since 2002, while many others and their families are subject of threats and violent attacks, enforced disappearances, illegal surveillance, travel bans, blackmail, judicial harassment, etc. This course will introduce you to their stories, the reasons behind such violence, the obligations of States to protect them and the work that the UN is undertaken to denounce and stop theses human rights violations. It will take you 1 hour approximately to complete the course, excluding additional materials.

Note on Partners: The InforMEA Initiative brings together Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEA) to develop harmonized and interoperable information systems for the benefit of Parties and the environment community at large. It is facilitated by UN Environment and financially supported by the European Union. 

 This course reviews and discusses the problem of desertification: what it is, its causes, manifestations, effects and scope. It proceeds to provide an overview of international law that has been developed to address desertification and the attendant ecological and socioeconomic problems, primarily by examining the scope of the 1994 United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Countries experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification, particularly in Africa (UNCCD). It will take you 1 hour approximately to complete the course, excluding additional materials. 

Note on Partners: The InforMEA Initiative brings together Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEA) to develop harmonized and interoperable information systems for the benefit of Parties and the environment community at large. It is facilitated by UN Environment and financially supported by the European Union. This course was developed in partnership with the Secretariat of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)

This course provides an overview of the international legal framework in the fight against ozone depletion. First, it describes the threats posed to the ozone layer by the use of ozone-depleting substances and analyzes the main obligations under the Vienna Convention and the Montreal Protocol. A brief analysis of main achievements and challenges illustrates the success in reducing the Ozone layer and the need to continue working globally to find substitutes with low global warming potential to ozonedepleting substances. It will take you 1 hour approximately to complete the course, excluding additional materials. 

Note on Partners: The InforMEA Initiative brings together Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEA) to develop harmonized and interoperable information systems for the benefit of Parties and the environment community at large. It is facilitated by UN Environment and financially supported by the European Union. This course was developed in partnership with the UNEP Ozone Secretariat.

“Air pollution” describes the presence of substances that are artificially introduced into the air. Air pollution stems from gases, which in excess are harmful to human health, buildings, ecosystems and the environment in general. This course primarily focuses on the problem of long- range transboundary air pollution, mainly in Europe and haze pollution focused on Southeast Asia. It will take you 1 hour approximately to complete the course, excluding additional materials. At the end of the course, you will be able to explain the consequences of transboundary air pollution, and describe key provisions of the Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution, its protcols and the ASEAN Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution

Note on Partners: The InforMEA Initiative brings together Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEA) to develop harmonized and interoperable information systems for the benefit of Parties and the environment community at large. It is facilitated by UN Environment and financially supported by the European Union. This course was developed in partnership with the United Nations on the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).

The Climate Change International Legal Regime course covers the causes and effect of Climate Change; describes the mechanisms established by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and explains the key provisions and commitments established by the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement. It presents the legally binding framework in the fight against climate change. It addresses the mitigation of emissions of greenhouse gases and the adaptation to climate change. The course is designed in a way that gives you flexibility to plan your learning process. The interactive lessons , quizzes can be accessed throughout the course. The lessons are all open from the begining of the course for you. You need about 3 hours to complete the course. Assessment’s scores can be consulted throughout the course. 

Note on Partners: The InforMEA Initiative brings together Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEA) to develop harmonized and interoperable information systems for the benefit of Parties and the environment community at large. It is facilitated by UN Environment and financially supported by the European Union. This course was developed in partnership with the Secretariat of the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the United Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).