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  • Entrepreneurs
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  • Product Managers
  • Researchers
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Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Approx. 27 hours to complete

Suggested: 7 weeks of study, 2-4 hours per week...

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
3 hours to complete

The business potential for Integrated Landscape Management and Restoration

9 videos (Total 68 min), 2 readings
9 videos
Meet Simon Moolenaar31s
General Introduction to ENABLE and course6m
Land degradation12m
Land degradation neutrality8m
The potential for large-scale landscape restoration12m
A role for business in landscape restoration9m
General introduction to the 4 returns approach7m
Deep dive into the 4 returns approach8m
2 readings
Glossary for the Course10m
Week 1 Required Readings45m
Week
2
3 hours to complete

Land degradation and restoration of degraded ecosystems

10 videos (Total 78 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
10 videos
Meet Johann Thorsson35s
Meet Asa L. Aradottir36s
Ecosystems, Sustainable Development and SDGs14m
What is Land Degradation and how does it affect Ecosystems?12m
Land Potential: What our land can do9m
Land Condition: The state of the land13m
What is Ecological Restoration?10m
How to restore land12m
Keeping Ecosystems Healthy - it is simply a matter of having a future2m
1 reading
Week 2 Recommended Readings1h
1 practice exercise
Multiple Choice Practice Quiz30m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

Economics of land degradation

7 videos (Total 59 min), 1 reading
7 videos
The value of land and economic valuation methods12m
The business case for sustainability10m
How to assess the economics of land management? The ELD 6+1 methodological approach7m
Basics of Cost-Benefit Analysis and scenario development11m
Interview with Ivo Mulder, REDD+ Green Economy Advisor for UN Environment7m
Interview with Robert Costanza, Professor and Chair in Public Policy, Australian National University8m
1 reading
Week 3 Recommended Reading1h
Week
4
4 hours to complete

Commonland projects: process, team-roles and skills involved

8 videos (Total 69 min), 1 reading
8 videos
General process description (part 1)7m
General process description (part 2)4m
Commonland Case Study: South Africa12m
Secondary Effects of the Commonland Project in South Africa8m
Commonland Case Study: Spain13m
Commonland Case Study: Australia11m
Roles and skills in landscape restoration projects11m
1 reading
Learn more about the Commonland approach and projects3h
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Top reviews from A Business Approach to Sustainable Landscape Restoration

By PKOct 21st 2017

The course is very useful to learn about the learn degradation and ecosystem restoration, however, regarding ecosystem services it needs much contents too for to be a successful professional.

By LZJul 22nd 2019

Challenging course. Once completed, the satisfaction is high and the awareness that some real extra knowledge has been achieved.

Instructors

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Simon W. Moolenaar

Dr. ir.
Commonland Foundation, Science & Education
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Rob van Tulder

Prof. dr.
Department of Business-Society Management, Rotterdam School of Management
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Johann Thorsson

Dr.
United Nations University Land Restoration Training Programme & Soil Conservation Service of Iceland
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Nicola Favretto

Dr.
University of Leeds; United Nations University Land Restoration Training Programme
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Ólafur Arnalds

Professor
United Nations University Land Restoration Training Programme & Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Agricultural University of Iceland
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Asa L. Aradottir

Professor
United Nations University Land Restoration Training Programme & Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Agricultural University of Iceland
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Steve Kennedy

Associate Professor
Rotterdam School of Management

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