The United Nations Development Programme (UNEP) has announced a free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) available for all skill levels on Nature-based Solutions for Disaster and Climate Resilience. The course will cover how nature-based solutions can increase resilience to natural disasters and climate change, including protection from solutions like mangrove forests and wetlands.


This course is self-paced, and unit topics include:

  • Unit 1: Why is this topic relevant for me?
  • Unit 2: What are Nature-based Solutions for disaster and climate resilience?
  • Unit 3: Nature-based Solutions applied to pressing challenges: urbanization, coastal development, and drylands expansion
  • Unit 4: Inclusive Action: The importance of youth, communities and indigenous people in Nature-based Solutions
  • Unit 5: From policy to practice
  • Unit 6: The business case for Nature-based Solutions
  • Unit 7: Time for action!

Participants can pay a small fee and receive feedback on graded assignments, or can choose to audit the course and expand their knowledge. Both versions result in participants receiving a certificate of completion from UNEP.

Find out more and register here