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About the Course

Ecosystem services are a way of thinking about – and evaluating – the goods and services provided by nature that contribute to the well-being of humans. This MOOC will cover scientific (technical), economic, and socio-political dimensions of the concept through a mix of theory, case-studies, interviews with specialists and a serious-game. By the end of this course, our aim is to enable you to: • define the concept of ecosystem services, its principles and limitations • understand the key services associated with any ressource (e.g., fresh water) through readings and case-studies • appreciate the advantages and potential risks of monetising ecosystem services • appreciate the social dimensions (power issues, cultural biases) embedded within any method • integrate tactical advice on mainstreaming this approach into policy and standard government practices • Optional: learn how to map ecosystem services with GIS tools The session that runs May 29th- July 10th will be actively monitored by the instructors, and learners will have the opportunity to ask questions. This course was developed by instructors from the University of Geneva with the help of numerous researchers and input from the Geneva Water Hub and the Natural Capital Project. The course was financed by the University of Geneva, the Global Programme Water Initiatives of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), and the Luc Hoffmann Institute. This MOOC is supported by the Geneva Water Hub and the University of Geneva along with the MOOC in « Water Resources Management and Policy » ( and the one in « International Water Law » ( We look forward to you joining us!...

Top reviews

Sep 6, 2017

Great course. Awesome introduction to Ecosystem Services. Well-balanced portrayal of the many tensions and difficulties in the field. Also a great exposure to MANY experts and many diverse opinions.

Oct 24, 2018

An interesting course on understanding several ecosystem services more in-depth, as well as the ways these are quantified. I personally enjoyed also the critical perspectives at the concept

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By Rodrigo E P M

Aug 3, 2020

It is a very good initiation course. To get closer to the theme.

By Ricardo S

Apr 10, 2017

Very insightful and detailed. Perfect spoken and written English

By Gachagua M

Nov 17, 2020

This course gave me valuable insights into ecosystem services.

By manish k

Jul 24, 2020

good and valuable knowledge has share with sir, thanks for it

By jose l b

Aug 15, 2020

Muy bien, seguir adelante, haciendo cursos de buena calidad.

By Ivan E B R

Dec 2, 2020

This was a great way to learn about environmental valuation


Jul 19, 2021

Very complete and easy to understand explanations

By Ketaki S

May 6, 2020

Fantastic approach, teachings and perspectives.

By Aung K K K

Sep 27, 2020

I am very satisfy in the course materials

By Kumaran V V

Sep 9, 2020

A Great Exposure to the real World

By Samuel R

Jun 12, 2017

Professional and really inspiring.

By Iktiar A T

Aug 26, 2020

This one is the best course

By Juan P A P

May 25, 2020

Very interesting and useful

By Abhishek

May 28, 2020

A course worth doing.


Jul 9, 2017

Great Course indeed!

By rosario f

Dec 19, 2021

Excelente. Gracias

By Leticia B

Jul 13, 2021

Excellent course

By Nchong V M

Jul 1, 2020

Fantastic course

By Jorge S V

Jun 13, 2017

Excelent course

By Rahul K

Apr 26, 2020

Good learning

By Dilsha D

Jul 27, 2020

thank a lot

By Andréia

Nov 1, 2018

I love it!

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Mar 8, 2021


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Jul 21, 2017