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Massive Open Online Course: Greening Consumption & Production (In English, Spanish and French)

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Massive Open Online Course: Greening Consumption & Production (In English, Spanish and French)

In the past 20 years, humanity added 1.6 billion people to the planet, while losing 20% of the world’s wilderness, and exploiting 90% of the world’s fisheries. The Aichi Biodiversity Targets and UN Sustainable Development Goals help shape a global policy agenda that strives to conserve the world’s natural ecosystems while meeting development priorities. How do we develop national policies and practical approaches that keep the global impacts of natural resources use within safe ecological limits?  Our six-week facilitated course, from Wednesday 31 May to Wednesday 12 July 2017, will provide you the answers to these questions. The course is aimed at policymakers and practitioners working in the area of sustainable consumption and production (SCP). By taking this MOOC, you will gain an overview of key issues related to SCP and sustainable commodity supply chains. You will become proficient in mechanisms to facilitate SCP 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. Topics include: Week 1: What is green consumption and production? Week 2: Key concepts and principles of green consumption and production Week 3: Understanding the international policy framework Week 4: Greening key production sectors – Agriculture, forestry and fisheries Week 5: Sustainable commodity supply chains Week 6: Mainstreaming biodiversity into national development planning A certificate of completion will be provided by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the NBSAP Forum and The Nature Conservancy. The course is available in English, Spanish and French. Registration will open on 3 May 2017, Stay tuned!!!

25 April, 2017 - 00:19