The Nature-Based Infrastructure Global Resource Centre is now offering a new course: nature-based Infrastructure for climate adaptation and sustainable development.
This course aims to empower policymakers, infrastructure planners, and investors to understand the economic and financial performance of nature-based infrastructure as well as its co-benefits, in comparison with traditional “built” or “grey” infrastructure.
It will also illustrate how to make the case for investing in and maintaining nature-based infrastructure. With this knowledge it is expected that policymakers, infrastructure planners, and investors will be better equipped to make informed decisions about infrastructure investments and climate adaptation.
The training program is free of charge and combines self-paced materials as well as interactive online sessions. Participants can complete the course modules at their own pace or sign up to the five-week guided program that combines self-paced learning with live-sessions.
The next five-week program will take place from March 28 until April 28, 2022, with live sessions at 10 a.m. EDT every Monday and Thursday. The next guided program is planned for Fall 2022. A certificate of participation will be provided upon completion of the five-week program. Although this course is geared towards stakeholders who have a direct interest in advancing nature-based infrastructure, it is also open to the public.
The Nature-Based Infrastructure Global Resource Centre is an online knowledge hub led by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), with funding from the Global Environment Facility through its Special Climate Change Fund. It offers data, training, and sector-specific valuations based on the latest innovations in systems thinking, and financial modeling.
Click here to register for the course.