FREE Biodiversity Finance BIOFIN MOOC


Do you need to make a stronger business case for biodiversity conservation? Do you want to become more skilled at developing financially sound and politically feasible solutions to conservation and development challenges? Do you need to know how to develop an effective biodiversity finance plan? Do you want access to more tools to assess the policy, institutional, and economic context for biodiversity finance, and to conduct a financial needs assessment to achieve a country’s biodiversity goals? We are offering a FREE seven-week Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) called Biodiversity Finance. It will be facilitated in English, French, Spanish and Russian, and will run from 15 April to 31 May 2019. The course is aimed at conservation planning and biodiversity finance practitioners and policymakers, but is open to everyone.



Biodiversity Finance MOOC highlights and outcomes:

  • Gain an overview of key issues related to biodiversity finance 
  • Interact with experts in national biodiversity finance from more than a dozen countries 
  • Join a world-wide network of biodiversity finance practitioners and policymakers 
  • Receive a certificate of completion from premier development institutions 
  • Take a deep dive into rich online lessons, webinars, assignments, finance solutions and discussions

The course will cover the following topics:

  • Week 1: Introduction to biodiversity and sustainable development
  • Week 2: Introduction to biodiversity finance
  • Week 3: Biodiversity finance policy and institutional review
  • Week 4: Biodiversity expenditure review
  • Week 5: Biodiversity financial needs assessment
  • Week 6: Biodiversity finance plan
  • Week 7: Implementing the biodiversity finance plan 

Learning objectives:By the time the course is completed, you will be able to:

  • Assess the policy, institutional, and economic context for biodiversity finance;
  • Conduct a financial needs assessment to achieve a country’s biodiversity goals;
  • Develop a biodiversity finance plan for most suitable finance solutions.

We invite you to watch this brief introductory video about the course! In it, leading biodiversity finance experts will greet you and explain how this course will help you see biodiversity in a different light. Learn how nature is also  a core component for economic growth, job creation, poverty reduction, an investment in national food security, water security, and climate resilience.


This course is offered by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Biodiversity Finance Initiative (BIOFIN), in partnership with the UNDP Global Programme on Nature for Developmentthe NBSAP Forum, the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Financial support is provided by the governments of the European Union, Flanders, Norway, Germany and Switzerland, and the GEF.


The course starts on Monday 15 April!Don’t delay! Click here to register today!For more information, please check our FAQs in the course room or contact us atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..








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