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Advanced Syllabus: Greening Consumption and Production MOOC I 31 May - 12 July 2017

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The Greening Consumption and Production Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) runs from 31 May through 12 July 2017. It is a facilitated course, with a certificate of completion provided by the United Nations Development Programme, in partnership with the NBSAP Forum and The Nature Conservancy. The course is aimed at policymakers and practitioners working in the area of sustainable consumption and production. By taking this six-week facilitated course, you will gain an overview of key issues related to Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) and Sustainable Commodity Supply chains (SCSC). You will become proficient in mechanisms to facilitate sustainable consumption and consumption at the international level and in your own country, and have the chance to interact with world-known specialists from UNDP, the private sector, NGOs and national ministries. We will also encourage you to think critically about your resource use patterns in the context of international, national, and local approaches to greening consumption and production.

The course will cover the following topics:

Week 1: What is green consumption and production? - 31May to 6 June
Week 2: Setting the foundation – Key concepts and principles of green consumption and production - 7 June to 13 June
Week 3: Understanding the international policy framework for greening consumption and production -14 June to 20 June
Week 4: Greening key production sectors – Agriculture, forestry and fisheries - 21 June to 27 June
Week 5: Connecting production and consumption – Sustainable commodity supply chains - 28 June to 4 July
Week 6: Mainstreaming biodiversity into national development planning - 5 July to 12 July

ATTACHMENT: Advanced Syllabus for the Greening Consumption and Production MOOC I 31 May - 12 July 2017

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